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Clicking a URL not working

When I click a hyperlink from within a web page, i.e. a link to pbase from within the Nikon Talk forum, all I get is a medium sized transparent frame, the clicked on URL does not show in the address bar of the resulting frame.

The action goes no farther no matter how long I wait.

I have no pop-up blocker running except the one that Google provides . . . deactivating that has no effect.

Your help will be appreciated.

Ron

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Try repairing your IE

In reply to: Clicking a URL not working

Add/Remove Programs > highlight Microsoft Internet Explorer > click Add/Remove > select Repair > Next > OK.

Reboot when finished and test.

Zee

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Try repairing your IE

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Thanks for the response.

Are you saying that after deleting IE it will reinstall itself on reboot?

Will the updates be included?

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Not really

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When you click Add/Remove (From IE5 onwards) you will be shown a window where you can select Repair and proceed.

Zee

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Repairing IE didn't do it . . .

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is there a box that needs ticking/unticked to stop this very annoying condition?

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Troubleshooter

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Source: http://www.fjsmjs.com/OE/nolinks.htm

Open Windows Explorer.

Go to Tools | Folder Options | File Types.

Scroll down to URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol and select it.

Click Edit or Advanced, depending on your Windows version.

Select 'open'.

Click Edit.

''Application used to perform this action'' should read:

''C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe'' -nohome
(Check the path to iexplore.exe to make sure that is correct and use the double quotes.)

DDE should be checked and in the boxes below it you should have:

#1:
''%1'',,-1,0,,,,

#2
IExplore

#3 (blank)

#4
WWW_OpenURL

URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy should be the same.

Sometimes it is necessary to uncheck Use DDE.

If that doesn't fix it, go to Start | Run and type

regsvr32 urlmon.dll

If that doesn't help, see this website:

http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/answers.htm#new_window

I hope these may sort out that problem.

Good luck,

Zee

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After reading through this thread...

In reply to: Clicking a URL not working

I wonder (since you are able to post) if your comment -
When I click a hyperlink from within a web page, i.e. a link to pbase from within the Nikon Talk forum, all I get is a medium sized transparent frame, the clicked on URL does not show in the address bar of the resulting frame. is accurate or if you mean JUST THAT SPECIFIC HYPERLINK.

If so a link to the page it is on would help. Failing that, what shows in the browser's status bar at the bottom of the window when you hover the cursor over that specific link?

HINT - Javascript links will often fail if the user tries to open the link in a new window, or even worse if you dont have javascript it wont work at all

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