How to add a "Open in new Window" option for Internet Shortcuts (.URLs) ?Published: Sep 18, 2005
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When you select a link in the Favorites menu in Internet Explorer, or from the Start Menu, the URL may open in an existing browser window, rather than opening a new instance of Internet Explorer.
This problem can be resolved by adding an Open in new window entry in the right-click menu for URL files. Follow these steps:
Copy the following contents to Notepad, and save as "opennewurl.reg" (with quotes), and place it in the Desktop. Right-click opennewurl.reg file and choose Merge. You've now added the Open in New Window right-click entry for URL files.
@="Open in New window"
@="rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l"
Additionally, make sure that the Reuse windows for launching shortcuts option is disabled in the Internet Options Advanced tab.
Here is another tip and a note from D@ny:
Copy the following text to Notepad and save it as opennewtab.reg:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@="Open in New Tab"
@="rundll32.exe ieframe.dll,OpenURL %l"