clicking on a link in email causes a new IE window to open



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clicking on a link in email causes a new IE window to open

Postby Rm9yZXN0IERyZWFtZXI » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 04:16:10 GMT

Is there any way to get Outlook Express to open links in a new tab if I 
already have internet explorer open instead of opening a new window. I find 
that when 2 versions of IE are open at the same time it can cause both to 
I have IE8 set so that when I click on a link on a webpage, it opens in a 
new tab. Is there a way to get OE to do the same thing instead of ignoring 
the explorer that is already running?
Thank you.

Re: clicking on a link in email causes a new IE window to open

Postby Michael Santovec » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 07:18:00 GMT

There isn't any setting in OE to control this.

The function is controlled by the Windows File Associations, and the 
browser itself.

See this article:
OLEXP: How to Configure OE to Open Links in E-mail Messages in a New 
Browser Window

You want to the reverse, so make sure that Use DDE IS checked.

The DDE settings apply if the application (IE) is already open.


Mike -  http://www.**--****.com/ 

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Re: clicking on a link in email causes a new IE window to open

Postby VanguardLH » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:56:55 GMT

Have you visited the tab settings in IE8?  It's there.

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