MS apparently decided to change the way clicking on links works, but I've found that if you right-click one, you get the options to open in a new tab or new window. That's easier than copy & paste.
Regarding putting the downloads folder in libraries, just right-click Libraries, then click NEW and add it. Remember that what you see in Libraries is just shortcuts to the real thing, so don't think you've got duplicate folders.
OS Windows 7, Toshiba satellite new
When I click on a web link in emails (thunderbird) the browser does not respond (firefox), I have to copy and paste it every time.
When I transferred all my data over to Windows 7 the message said it would put all my downloads into libraries - downloads, but it didn't, nor did it transfer my pictures into the pictures folder. There is no downloads fold in libraries anyway. Can I create one?