Open Link In New Window

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Open Link In New Window

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I'm using IE 8 and would like to have a new window opened when I click on a link.

There must be a setting somewhere and I'm overlooking it.

Thanks for your suggestions,
John
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You'll probably have to turn off tabbed browsing.
Or right-click a link and select "Open link in new window".
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Hans,

Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't think to right-click.

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If you have tabbed browsing enabled, check your settings at Internet Options | General | Tabs (section of General) | Settings (button). Note your choices in the last two sections.

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Hi John, pressing the mouse wheel does the same.
Windows 10 Home 21H2

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Roderunner wrote:Hi John, pressing the mouse wheel does the same.
Are you sure? Pressing my scroll wheel for instance results in the page scrolling by moving the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen - the further it moves the faster the page scrolls.

John as JoeP said,

Go to Tools/Internet options. On the General tab select the Settings button for Tabs
In the Tabbed Browsing Settings window select - Open links from other programs in: A new window
other options are:
A new tab in the current window
The current tab or window
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wasbit wrote:
Roderunner wrote:Hi John, pressing the mouse wheel does the same.
Are you sure? Pressing my scroll wheel for instance results in the page scrolling by moving the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen - the further it moves the faster the page scrolls.
It works with a bit of practice. My mouse is Logitech cordless optical. :time:
Windows 10 Home 21H2

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wasbit wrote:
Roderunner wrote:Hi John, pressing the mouse wheel does the same.
Are you sure? Pressing my scroll wheel for instance results in the page scrolling by moving the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen - the further it moves the faster the page scrolls.
In some browsers, a "middle click" on a link will open it in a new tab. When you click other than on a link, you get the weird scrolling mode you described.

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jscher2000 wrote:
wasbit wrote:
Roderunner wrote:Hi John, pressing the mouse wheel does the same.
Are you sure? Pressing my scroll wheel for instance results in the page scrolling by moving the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen - the further it moves the faster the page scrolls.
In some browsers, a "middle click" on a link will open it in a new tab. When you click other than on a link, you get the weird scrolling mode you described.
Yes jscher2000, it works on IE8 & FF on my pc's
Windows 10 Home 21H2

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Roderunner wrote:Hi John, pressing the mouse wheel does the same.
Are you sure? Pressing my scroll wheel for instance results in the page scrolling by moving the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen - the further it moves the faster the page scrolls.
Apologies, you are correct. When you press the scroll wheel on a clickable link it opens it in a new browser window.
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wasbit wrote:When you press the scroll wheel on a clickable link it opens it in a new browser window.
This is my experience too on the PCs & laptops at home (a mix of Win 98, XP & Vista) and my desktop XP box here at work. It is also the way the majority of the other PCS in the office work.

BUTthere are exceptions. We have some (4/5 year old) Dell PCs that have never behaved like that nor have I ever been able to persuade them to do so even by trying to change the functionality of the scroll wheel click via the supplied mouse driver suite.

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