Internet Explorer Issue: Open in New Tab and Open in New Window fails to open anything in IE8 and IE9 on Windows 7 Home Premium PC
Tabs and Open in New Window FAILS to open anything in IE8 and IE9 on one of my Windows 7 Home Premium PCs - one of a three-pack. A right-click and Open in New Tab opens a blank tab, does not go to the URL. Right-click and Open in New Window does NOT
open a new window. With IE8 the Tab has Connecting... displayed, but does not connect to anything. Updated via Windows Update to IE9. With IE9 a new tab opens, Tab is blank, the page is null - Tabs settings are default in Internet Options.
Other web browsers work normally on the problem PC. I have reinstalled IE9, backed up to IE8, installed IE9 again, did not fix the Tab and New Window issue. On the other two Windows 7 PCs installed from the same medium IE8 and IE9 work correctly.
Unfortunately I had to resolve the issue before receiving this response. I did, however try Method 1 and 2. I reset IE to defaults with no result. I tried disabling add-on, no result. I did not find any reference to the actxprxy.dll in my searches.
The issue was resolved by reinstalling Windows 7.