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Open In New Window" Does Not Work in Internet Explorer:
Internet Shortcuts in Outlook Express Don't Start Browser
Incorrect Settings in the Dcomcnfg.exe Tool [Q274696]
The "Open in a New Window" Command May Not Work [Q272322]
"Open in New Window" May Not Work in Internet Explorer 5.01 SP1 [Q278483]
Yahoo Companion can, for some people, stop Ctrl N and 'open in new window' from working. Uninstall to test.
Go to My Computer, View/Folder Options/File Types (or Control Panel, Folder Options depending on your operating system.
Scroll down to the URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocols, click edit twice and make sure the following is in the application used to perform action box appears exactly as shown below:
"C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome
The same applies for URL:Gopher
DDE should be set to: "%1",,-1,0,,,,
Application should say: IExplore
DDE application not running should be blank
Topic should be: WWW_OpenURL
Mike Burgess MVP was kind enough to point out that 'open in new window' is dependent on the following files, therefore you should ensure they are the correct version for your system, and correctly registered.
Run the following commands from start/run. Run each line individually. After each run, you should see a short message stating the command was successful.
regsvr32 Shell32.dll (only applicable to Windows ME, Windows 2000 and XP - if using an earlier operating system, run regsvr32 shdoc401.dll)
It has been noted that replacing OLEAUT32.dll will work when all else has failed. Do that by following using Fix1 or Fix2 below:
Fix 1: Microsoft Office 2000 or an Office 2000 Component Is Installed on Your Computer
If Office 2000 or or an Office 2000 component is installed on your computer, obtain and install the Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1). For information about how to do so, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Fix 2: Microsoft Office 2000 or an Office 2000 Component Is Not Installed on Your Computer
If Office 2000 or or an Office 2000 component is not installed on your computer, obtain and install the Mcrepair.exe tool. To do so, please visit the following Microsoft Web site, save the Mcrepair.exe file to the desktop, and then run Mcrepair.exe:
Also, some other programmes that control pop up windows and advertisements can prevent this facility from working. Disable all third party internet related programmes and test.
Special note for users of a 'branded' version of IE6 or a customised version created using IEAK (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ieak/default.asp)
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type: regsvr32 urlmon.dll