There isn't a setting which will open *every* hyperlink or internet shortcut
in a new tab. You will have to use Crtl+click on hyperlinks.
Or you can clone the tab before clicking the internet shortcut. Hit Ctrl+d
Your internet shortcut on the desktop can be altered to always open a new
window (not a tab) with this method:
Find "IExplore.exe" (probably in Program Files\Internet Explorer)
Right-click and drag IExplore.exe to the desktop and choose "Create
shortcut." Right-click that shortcut> Properties> Target, modify the Target
to include the URL.
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www.yahoo.com
Note a space between EXE" and ww
Rename the shortcut if desired.
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"FireBrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Vista Home Premium, latest upgrades.
> Most of the time, clicking on a new link or desktop shortcut will open in
> new tab.
> But not always.
> Sometimes it knocks out the IE and Tab I'm viewing and overwrites it.
> For Instance.
> If I'm viewing eBay in a tab
> and I wish to open PayPal to check my balance
> Clicking on the PayPal desktop icon opens in the eBay tab instead of a new
> I've looked all over, and can't find the reason.
> One or two other shortcuts do the same.
> Please and thank you.