Internet Explorer Shortcuts in new window

September 9, 2009 at 07:08:40
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Celeron 2GHZ
Hello, I am having a problem getting my desktop shortcuts to internet explorer, at work, to open in a new window. They re use the current window. Now before you say anything, i already know the two ways to fix this:


[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: DWORD Value // Value Name: AllowWindowReuse
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Do Not Reuse Window / 1 = Reuse Window]
Exit Registry and Reboot

To avoid editing the registry, the same results may be obtained by using the procedure detailed below.

Open Internet Explorer
Click Tools | Internet Options... | and click Advanced tab
Place or Remove the checkmark next to [Reuse Windows for Launching Shortcuts]
Click [Apply] [OK]

However, being that i am at work, i am blocked from Regedit and also from the advanced tab in internet explorer (large corporate network). Is there a line i can add to the target in the shortcut that will force it to open in a new window? Thanks, Matt.

Matthew R. Keegan
Computer Network Specialist +
Classic Computer Hobbyist
MKeegan1968@Gmail.com


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#1
September 9, 2009 at 10:44:28
Management has used that option for what they feel is a very good reason. Maybe you can convince them otherwise. Messing with it 'could' cost you your job.

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#2
September 9, 2009 at 10:58:52
Nah, as long as it was just an addition to the target line, job is safe. I have only known how to do it via registry. Funny thing is im in tech support, but since im not in network operations, i cannot make that decision. I AM management, but that department is a little higher up. For obvious reasons, regedit is disabled. And we have to open 20+ explorer windows at one time, so its not their 'preference' that this is set like that. Windows, by default, has this setting. To turn it off requires a change. I was looking for an easy workaround, guess there is none?

Matthew R. Keegan
Computer Network Specialist +
Classic Computer Hobbyist
MKeegan1968@Gmail.com


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