Clicking link in email opens two browser tabs

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IanWilson
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Clicking link in email opens two browser tabs

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For the last few days, if I click a link in an email telling me about a Lounge message (either Lounge) or, say, an email alerting me to a message in Facebook, if my default browser (Opera) is not already open then it opens with one tab for my home page, and two identical tabs taking me to the target of the link (such as the Lounge post). Previous behaviour was that the browser opened with one home page tab, and one instance (not two) of the tab with the link target. I've checked and I am definitely not double-clicking the links.

If the browser is already open, then only one tab opens if I click such a link.

I'm not sure whether this is to do with some setting in Outlook, or in the browser, or in Windows (XP SP3) but I thought I'd start by asking in the Outlook forum.

Ian

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You ought to start with Opera. When I click links in Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010 beta I only get one tab opened in IE 8.

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JoeP wrote:You ought to start with Opera. When I click links in Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010 beta I only get one tab opened in IE 8.

Joe
And now, of course, I can't replicate the behaviour! I tried changing my default browser to Firefox, then clicked the link in the email notifying me of your post, and only one tab opened in Firefox. So I closed Firefox, and changed my default browser back to Opera. And now clicking on a link such as the one in your email opens only one tab not two! :shrug:

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By switching to Firefox, you probably scared Opera, so it decided to behave decently when you switched back. :evilgrin:
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HansV wrote:By switching to Firefox, you probably scared Opera, so it decided to behave decently when you switched back. :evilgrin:
I expect you are right! :laugh:

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Hi Ian

Because I have email accounts in Google, Hotmail and Yahoo I right click on the 'Outlook e' on the desktop and put in all 3 addresses. When I start Outlook 3 tabs open one for each. Perhaps your address for Opera has duplicated itself in the settings?
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steveh wrote:Hi Ian

Because I have email accounts in Google, Hotmail and Yahoo I right click on the 'Outlook e' on the desktop and put in all 3 addresses. When I start Outlook 3 tabs open one for each. Perhaps your address for Opera has duplicated itself in the settings?
Who knows what the reason was, but as noted above, once I changed to default browser to Firefox, and then back again to Opera, the problem went away. So for now, as it ain't broke ...

Ian