I have found the conflicting software that causes IE to "hang" temporarily
and keeps additional windows from opening.
Here is the work-a-round I am currently using with great results.
1: Open Internet Explorer
2: Click on the "Tools" menu
3: Select "Manage Add-ons"
4: Pull the scroll bar down until you see "Sun Microsystems"
5: Highlight "Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper", then click "Disable"
6: Click "Close"
7: Exit/Close Internet Explorer, restart computer, launch Internet Explorer
and you should be back to normal.
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"Don Varnau" wrote:
> Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on the
> desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
> from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
> If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
> For troubleshooting information see:
> IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode:
> Hope this helps,
> [MS MVP- IE]
> "TheSentinal" <TheSentinal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Everytime I try to open a link in a tab, IE8 will freeze for a minute and
> > then open the link in a new window instead of a tab. This is getting
> > annoying. Please Help.