I had waited quite a while but recently I installed SP3 in XP (actually, I forgot to uncheck it when updating and before I realized what I'd done, I was afraid to try and kill it).
Of course, along with it came IE 7.
When I started IE, I noticed there were no tabs in IE.
With IE 6 I took them for granted.
After some Google searches, I saw that some addins in IE can cause problems, so I disabled all of them and rebooted XP and when I restarted IE, still no tabs.
If I'd right-click on a link in IE and select 'Open in New Tab', I'd not get a new tab - I'd get a new instance of IE.
On a whim, I decided to shut down ZASS and try again.
With ZASS shut down, when I restarted IE the tabs were back, like normal, and if I wanted a new site in a new tab, that worked also.
I then restarted ZASS and the tabs still worked fine.
At that point, even if I started a new instance of IE, the tabs were there and worked fine.
Bottom line, if I start the first instance of IE with ZASS shut down, tabs work.
If I've gone through this procedure, then started ZASS and shut down all instances of IE, when I reopen IE the tabs are gone again.
I have to shut down ZASS before starting that first instance of IE.
I've gone through the Program Control/Programs Tab
list in ZASS trying to figure out what might be stopping tabs, but I've had no luck.
The Internet Explorer item in the Programs list is set with Super trust level.
There are three other items on that list that are labeled
IE Crash Detection, IE Per-user Active Setup Uninstall Utility and IE Per-user Initialization Utility
and they are all set at a trust level of Ask.
Does anyone have a clue on this?
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite