I have the latest version of IE8 with the menu bar switched on.
If I select a site from the Favorites MENU on the menu bar the home page changes to the site that I have selected - as I would want it to do.
If I select a site from the Favorites BUTTON (the one with the gold star next to it) the home page remains on view BUT in the background a tab has been started with the site that I have selected and I have to click on that tab before I can see it. Why doesn't it behave 'normally'? Can it be changed?
I have been playing with those settings and have now got IE8 to switch to the new tab when it is created BUT I cannot stop it creating a new tab every time I select a new site from the favorites button.