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IE8 - no "open link in new tab" option

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ro_3013, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Ro_3013

    Ro_3013 Flightless Bird

    I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    Help ?

    I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say is
    behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    each add-on is going to take forever !

    This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time whilst
    working !

    Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Ro_3013

    Ro_3013 Flightless Bird

    Oh, and my computer is running Windows Vista, if that helps !

    "Ro_3013" wrote:

    > I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    > Help ?
    >
    > I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say is
    > behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > each add-on is going to take forever !
    >
    > This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time whilst
    > working !
    >
    > Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Ro_3013" <Ro3013@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:37E021D6-A582-49CD-912C-223F899599B2@microsoft.com...
    > I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    > Help ?
    >
    > I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say
    > is
    > behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > each add-on is going to take forever !
    >
    > This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    > whilst
    > working !
    >
    > Many thanks in advance for your help.



    Turn off all add-ons. Then turn on each one at a time until you find out
    which one is removing that context menu option. Then check to see if there's
    an updated version of that add-on that doesn't do it, or else just disable
    it. You've already identified that it's not IE8 itself that is doing this,
    it's a 3rd party add-on that is removing the option.

    --
    Dan
     
  4. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    You need to fix whatever problems you are having in IE 7 /before/ you
    upgrade to IE 8.

    Upgrading Internet Explorer almost never solves problems you are having
    with a previous version of the browser. (If you want to see what
    problems IE 8 does fix, read the IE 8 Release Notes.)

    I suggest you remove IE 8, which automatically restores your
    pre-existing version of Internet Explorer, fix whatever problems, and
    then upgrade Windows to IE 8. Follow these steps:

    "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Ro_3013 wrote:
    > I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    > Help ?
    >
    > I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say is
    > behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > each add-on is going to take forever !
    >
    > This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time whilst
    > working !
    >
    > Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
    news:0710010F-6515-4580-AEFA-747EDD9B7946@microsoft.com...
    >
    > "Ro_3013" <Ro3013@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:37E021D6-A582-49CD-912C-223F899599B2@microsoft.com...
    >> I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    >> right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new
    >> tab".
    >> Help ?
    >>
    >> I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say
    >> is
    >> behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    >> might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    >> option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    >> each add-on is going to take forever !
    >>
    >> This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    >> whilst
    >> working !
    >>
    >> Many thanks in advance for your help.

    >
    >
    > Turn off all add-ons. Then turn on each one at a time until you find out
    > which one is removing that context menu option. Then check to see if
    > there's an updated version of that add-on that doesn't do it, or else just
    > disable it. You've already identified that it's not IE8 itself that is
    > doing this, it's a 3rd party add-on that is removing the option.


    Just noticed that you said manually trying each one is going to take
    "forever" - how many add-ons do you have??? If you have a lot there could
    even be a compatibility issue between 2 or more add-ons. Get rid of all the
    ones you don't need - it's highly unlikely you have need of more than 4 or 5
    at most.

    --
    Dan
     
  6. Ro_3013

    Ro_3013 Flightless Bird

    Thanks Dan.

    I had no idea before today that it was possible to modify add-ons like that
    (or maybe the option is just easier to find in IE8?!) Anyway, I had no idea
    I had so many until I looked, and the reason I said it might take "forever"
    is yes, because of the sheer number and that I thought it might be a
    combination.

    But in the event, it turns out it was easier to fix than it might have been.
    Turns out the problem was from a program called "Burn for free", which is
    the DVD burning software I use. It's freeware, and quite old (though it
    still works well and is easy to use - which suits me), but when you install
    it it insists on adding a browser plug-in, which I never knew how to remove
    until today. As to your first suggestion, in the lack of less time-consuming
    advice, I turned off all add-ons then turned them back on in selected groups
    to see if the problem reappeared. I luckily tried this one fairly early on
    as I knew it was an old-ish programme. Thankfully I don't need the add-on to
    be able to use the programme.

    In the process I've also turned off a few other add-ons that I know I don't
    need, as to your suggestion. Although, there are a whole load of microsoft
    add-ons that I've left on as I have no idea what they do !

    Thanks,
    Ro

    "Dan" wrote:

    >
    > "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
    > news:0710010F-6515-4580-AEFA-747EDD9B7946@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > "Ro_3013" <Ro3013@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:37E021D6-A582-49CD-912C-223F899599B2@microsoft.com...
    > >> I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > >> right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new
    > >> tab".
    > >> Help ?
    > >>
    > >> I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say
    > >> is
    > >> behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > >> might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > >> option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > >> each add-on is going to take forever !
    > >>
    > >> This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    > >> whilst
    > >> working !
    > >>
    > >> Many thanks in advance for your help.

    > >
    > >
    > > Turn off all add-ons. Then turn on each one at a time until you find out
    > > which one is removing that context menu option. Then check to see if
    > > there's an updated version of that add-on that doesn't do it, or else just
    > > disable it. You've already identified that it's not IE8 itself that is
    > > doing this, it's a 3rd party add-on that is removing the option.

    >
    > Just noticed that you said manually trying each one is going to take
    > "forever" - how many add-ons do you have??? If you have a lot there could
    > even be a compatibility issue between 2 or more add-ons. Get rid of all the
    > ones you don't need - it's highly unlikely you have need of more than 4 or 5
    > at most.
    >
    > --
    > Dan
    >
     
  7. Ro_3013

    Ro_3013 Flightless Bird

    My computer gives me all sorts of problems on occasion, and I never know what
    it is, whether it's due to the software itself of that things don't run
    properly on vista or... But this IE update does seem to have solved this
    particular problem for now, as usually I don't think these issues are very
    serious, and just changing something often sorts it out. (Like for example,
    I've been having problems also connecting to the internet, but I discovered
    that turning the wireless adaptor off then back on and rebooting solved the
    problem!)

    With IE7 the main problems I was having: 1) It would often freeze/crash on
    me, and was starting to do this more frequently 2) it would often randomly
    decide to close itself (in particular when I had several tabs open/was trying
    to open several tabs in quick succession) and 3) that on a social networking
    site I am on the drop-down menus fopr some reason don't work (even though I
    have the same browser at work and it works there fine - although I prefer not
    to spend the time on the site whilst at work !) The upgrade to IE8 has
    solved all but problem 3 so far, but that I can live with.

    Besides, windows updater has been trying to persuade me to install updates
    for weeks now, so I thought this was as good a time as any to take it's
    advice for once.

    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    > You need to fix whatever problems you are having in IE 7 /before/ you
    > upgrade to IE 8.
    >
    > Upgrading Internet Explorer almost never solves problems you are having
    > with a previous version of the browser. (If you want to see what
    > problems IE 8 does fix, read the IE 8 Release Notes.)
    >
    > I suggest you remove IE 8, which automatically restores your
    > pre-existing version of Internet Explorer, fix whatever problems, and
    > then upgrade Windows to IE 8. Follow these steps:
    >
    > "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Ro_3013 wrote:
    > > I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > > right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    > > Help ?
    > >
    > > I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say is
    > > behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > > might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > > option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > > each add-on is going to take forever !
    > >
    > > This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time whilst
    > > working !
    > >
    > > Many thanks in advance for your help.

    > .
    >
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2) when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do
    so in your next reply.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


    Ro_3013 wrote:
    > I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    > Help ?
    >
    > I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say
    > is
    > behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > each add-on is going to take forever !
    >
    > This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    > whilst
    > working !
    >
    > Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    +1

    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > You need to fix whatever problems you are having in IE 7 /before/ you
    > upgrade to IE 8.
    >
    > Upgrading Internet Explorer almost never solves problems you are having
    > with a previous version of the browser. (If you want to see what
    > problems IE 8 does fix, read the IE 8 Release Notes.)
    >
    > I suggest you remove IE 8, which automatically restores your
    > pre-existing version of Internet Explorer, fix whatever problems, and
    > then upgrade Windows to IE 8. Follow these steps:
    >
    > "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Ro_3013 wrote:
    >> I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    >> right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new
    >> tab".
    >> Help ?
    >>
    >> I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say
    >> is behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think
    >> it might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons
    >> the
    >> option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    >> each add-on is going to take forever !
    >>
    >> This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    >> whilst working !
    >>
    >> Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  10. Ro_3013

    Ro_3013 Flightless Bird

    1) How do I find out my "full windows version" ? I know that I have Windows
    Vista but none of the other bits of info mean anything to me. I wasn't the
    one to originally set up my computer.

    2) I have McAfee, and yes the subscription is current.

    3) I have spybot search and destroy, but that isn't running all the time. I
    don't think I have an extra firewall and as far as I know I have never had
    any other anti-virus software on my computer since I had it.

    4) I'm presuming they probably were running whilst IE8 was installing,
    mainly because I don't know how to turn them off but also because I wasn't
    informed by windows update that I had to do so.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    > Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2) when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do
    > so in your next reply.
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    > What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    > in the background when you installed IE8?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > www.banthecheck.com
    >
    >
    > Ro_3013 wrote:
    > > I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    > > right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new tab".
    > > Help ?
    > >
    > > I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums say
    > > is
    > > behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think it
    > > might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    > > option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually trying
    > > each add-on is going to take forever !
    > >
    > > This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    > > whilst
    > > working !
    > >
    > > Many thanks in advance for your help.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    And...?

    Ro_3013 wrote:
    > 1) How do I find out my "full windows version" ? I know that I have
    > Windows
    > Vista but none of the other bits of info mean anything to me. I wasn't
    > the
    > one to originally set up my computer.
    >
    > 2) I have McAfee, and yes the subscription is current.
    >
    > 3) I have spybot search and destroy, but that isn't running all the time.
    > I
    > don't think I have an extra firewall and as far as I know I have never had
    > any other anti-virus software on my computer since I had it.
    >
    > 4) I'm presuming they probably were running whilst IE8 was installing,
    > mainly because I don't know how to turn them off but also because I wasn't
    > informed by windows update that I had to do so.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    >> SP2;
    >> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2) when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please
    >> do so in your next reply.
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >> applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought
    >> it)?
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >> www.banthecheck.com
    >>
    >>
    >> Ro_3013 wrote:
    >>> I just updated to IE8 (as IE7 was giving me some trouble) but when I
    >>> right-click a link there is no option avaliable to "open link in new
    >>> tab".
    >>> Help ?
    >>>
    >>> I have tried reregistering one of the registry files that some forums
    >>> say
    >>> is
    >>> behind the reason for this problem, but to no avail. However, I think
    >>> it
    >>> might be a compatability issue somewhere, as when I turn off add-ons the
    >>> option reappears. Any suggestions as to what to do ? As manually
    >>> trying
    >>> each add-on is going to take forever !
    >>>
    >>> This is really annoying me, as I use the new tabs option all the time
    >>> whilst
    >>> working !
    >>>
    >>> Many thanks in advance for your help.

    >>
    >> .
     

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