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Alan Morley

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Links not opening in Internet Explorer 8 / Windows 7
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:14:58 AM »

Has anyone else got the problem of Links to webpages from not doing anything in IE8 ?

The links on other sites seem ok - just the ones in die...

When I use Firefox everything is lovely and as it should be...
I see there have been a couple of other posts on the same subject - but the only solution seems to be copy and paste the URL in a new tab.
It appears to be IE8 that blocks the links - but there is no cure listed anywhere on the web, I cant find one anyway.!

Any hints or tips from anyone that had the same problem and cured it..?


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Re: Links not opening in Internet Explorer 8 / Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 09:44:21 AM »

Works fine for me, although personally I usually use and recommend Firefox and/or Chrome.

I think you're probably being stopped by IE's Internet Security Properties - that Internet/Local intranet/Trusted sites/Restricted sites thing at the bottom of each window. I'd bet that is in a different security group to the site you're trying to jump to, and you have a security setting set - 'websites set in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone' perhaps that prevents jumping between security groups.

Or it could simply be the pop-up blocker, since external sites normally appear in new windows.


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