IE - overwrites the original browser window

  Ethelstan 23:18 20 Sep 2007

When i click on a link from a google search - the link is opened in a new window - so far, so good.
However, if i go back to the search & click on another link, this is not opened in a new window but overwrites the previous opened link.
Please can someone offer any advice.
IE = 7.0.5730.11
OS = Windows XP home edition version 2002, service pack2

  malcolme 23:40 20 Sep 2007

Go to Tools
Internet Options
Tabs - Settings
Check that Enable Tab Browsing is ticked.

  Ethelstan 23:45 20 Sep 2007

Hi Malcolme, thanks for the info. i can confirm that enable tabbed browsing is ticked.

  skidzy 23:50 20 Sep 2007

Then right click the link and open in new tab.

  malcolme 23:56 20 Sep 2007

Ive got these ticked only.
Warn me when closing multible tabs
Open new tabs next to current tab
Always open pop ups in new window
A new tab in the current window
No others ticked

  Ethelstan 00:02 21 Sep 2007

Hi Skidzy, thanks for the info. your suggestion works but i've been using IE for years & never had to use this option before. I'd rather have it working normally, than use this "workaround".

  malcolme 00:04 21 Sep 2007

Just worked it out when you do a new search press alt - enter then it will open in a new window.

  malcolme 00:06 21 Sep 2007

skidzy beat me to it :-)

  skidzy 00:13 21 Sep 2007

Not sure what mouse you are using,but,try pressing the mouse wheel on your links...this should open your links in there own pages.

  Ethelstan 00:13 21 Sep 2007

Hi Malcolme, thanks for info - i dont wish to sound ungrateful but these seem to be "workarounds" rather than a fix.

  malcolme 00:19 21 Sep 2007

I think it is the only way you can do it, unless you open a new tab first then do a search, if you find another way of doing it let me know how you get on.

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