Internet Explorer 8 won’t load pages into new tab.

Sandi K February 3, 2010

I am using Windows 7 with IE8.
When I click on a link, a new tab opens but the page never loads. I have to copy the the shortcut and then paste it into the new tab address bar to get the link to open. Any suggestions?
McAfee Security Center 9.15 came preloaded with my Dell Studio. I have tried all kinds of tweaks but can’t seem to find a fix for this irritating problem.

  1. Belladonna333
    September 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Loumalone's solution worked for me. Thank you.

    • Tina
      September 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks for the feedback!

    • Tina
      September 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Lukus89
    July 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hey tina, thank you so much for being the most unhelpful fkwit we've ever seen! Your answers are about as attractive as your face you fat fucking moron.

  3. Twilliamz
    February 20, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Anyone find a solution to this problem, I am having the exact same 1, and my hotmail is always still logged in when 1st starting up IE (I haven't saved password etc), have tried clearing cookies etc, at the moment am trying to reset the entire IE but aparently still have programmes open that needs IE (i've looked, couldn't find anything)

    please help

    • Tina
      February 20, 2011 at 2:38 am


      if the solution posted by Loumalone above doesn't solve your issue, I suggest that you post a new question. Otherwise, just switch your browser!

  4. bob
    June 19, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I have the same problem. If I open in a new window, it loads fine. If i open in a new tab, it never loads. I don't know why this is.

    • Tina
      June 19, 2010 at 1:21 am


      since this question could not be solved previously, I would recommend you to post it as a new question. This will increase your chances of new people seeing it who may have a solution for you.

      • Loumalone
        July 25, 2010 at 11:32 pm

        While looking for an answer to the same or similar problem i came across this. My tabs open perfectly now and the IE is so much faster.
        Goto Tools - Manage addons. Then disable each add on one at a time to find which one is causing the problem.
        Luckily my problem add on (a toolbar) was the first in the list,

        • Tina
          July 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

          Thank you for the update, it's very much appreciated!

        • Daffyduck
          December 31, 2011 at 3:08 am

          Thanks, worked for me too!

        • Geromegalido
          January 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

          It worked thanks

        • Janna Weldele
          April 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

          thanks so much it worked, you are my Hero for the day!

  5. Mats
    April 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Same problem here.

  6. Ben
    February 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Please, Just get firefox.

  7. Anonymous
    February 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Sandi, do you have installed an extension of IE8 called Cooliris installed?

    • Guest
      February 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

      No, I don't have that add-on. Should I? What does it do?

  8. anita
    February 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    im not sure,but i think you should change the setting,there is some thing about it!

  9. Skull
    February 3, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Have you tried right clicking the link and selecting "Open in New Tab". OR under IE8 Tools option, select internet options and find the the tab called general. On that tab is a section called TABS with a button to the right called "settings", I suggest that the top section "Enable tabbed browsing" you tick all the options. Good luck.

    • Guest
      February 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm

      Yes, I have checked all that to no avail. I am stumped!

  10. Tina
    February 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Hi Sandi,
    I'm sorry I can't help you with Internet Explorer, maybe someone else can.
    If you can't find a solution for your problem, however, why not try another browser, for example Firefox, Opera, Flock or Chrome. IE is not worth the hassle.

    • Guest
      February 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm

      I also use Firefox and Chrome but I have some toolbars that only work well in IE so would like to have the ability to use it without all this cut and paste hassle.

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