For some reason, internet explorer suddenly won't allow a new tab to open when I click a link. If the link is set up to redirect the browser to a new link, that works, but if it's meant to open in a new tab, the original tab goes dull but a new tab doesn't start. I'm using XP sp2. If I use Mozilla, all is normal. Any ideas?
I'm sorry that I don't have a clean answer for you, but I can walk you closer to a solution....
1. Has IE worked for you in the past? In other words, is this tab problem new? If IE has never worked for you in the past, are you sure you have enough power (specifically RAM) to run it? If it has worked for you in the past, go to step 2.
2. Have you tried doing a full shut down (not just a restart), waiting for a few minutes, then rebooting and seeing if the problem persists? If yes, go to step 3. If no, go to Start-Turn Off Computer-Shut Down, wait until your computer shuts itself down, wait for a few minutes and then reboot. If problem persists after the reboot, go to step 3.
3. Open up IE, go to Tools-Internet Options. Towards the bottom, you'll see a section marked 'Tabs'. To the right, you'll see a button marked "Settings". Click on that. Do you have tabs enabled? If that box isnt' checked, check it. What else have you got checked off in there?
Let me know what else you have checked off and I'll test it on my end to see what is going on for you.