Peculiar Favorites Behavior

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Hercule Poirot

In IE, when I click a link on the Link Bar, the browser opens the page just
fine. If I click a link in a submenu on the Link Bar with only one browser
window open, it opens the page just fine. However, if I have several
browser windows open and I click a link from a submenu on the Link Bar, the
page for the URL is opened in the initial IE window that was opened. When I
click the same link by using: Favorites>Links> the page opens in the
current browser window.

What the hell is going on???
 
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Guest

Hercule Poirot said:
In IE, when I click a link on the Link Bar, the browser opens the page just
fine. If I click a link in a submenu on the Link Bar with only one browser
window open, it opens the page just fine. However, if I have several
browser windows open and I click a link from a submenu on the Link Bar, the
page for the URL is opened in the initial IE window that was opened. When I
click the same link by using: Favorites>Links> the page opens in the
current browser window.

What the hell is going on???

Uncheck the entry, "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts" in:
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced
 
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Hercule Poirot

Tried it. That exacerbates the problem. When selecting that option, the
links in the subfolders won't even open in the current browser window when
there is just one window open (Case 2 in my original description). Any
other ideas?
 
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Don Varnau

The Links folder is just funny in that way. To use a specific window, I'd
drag the link to that window or
Plan B...
Drag the link to the button on the taskbar belonging to the window you want
to use. Hold it there for a second until that window takes focus, then drag
the link up to that window and drop it.

Don
 
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Hercule Poirot

It sounds like a bug to me. I shouldn't have to drag the link if I want it
to be opened in the active window and I click on it in the active window.
 

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