A new window or tab does not open when you click a link in Internet Explorer 8

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When you click a link in Windows Internet Explorer 8 to open a new window or a new tab, nothing happens.


This problem occurs because the following registry key is corrupted:


To fix this problem automatically, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Fix it button or link.
  2. Click Run in the File Download dialog box.
  3. Follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or to a CD and then run the solution on the computer that has the problem.

Did this fix the problem?

  • Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
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Article ID: 2539060 - Last Review: May 26, 2014 - Revision: 3.2
Applies to
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
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