Tabs opening as New Window when user is local Power User and UAC is turned Off.

Won’t fix Issue #107994


Apr 27, 2014
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Steps to reproduce



Repro Steps:

  1. Turn off UAC (using the GP method)
  2. Add a domain user to local Power Users
  3. Reboot
  4. Login and open IE
  5. Middle click on a link on any web page and it will open as a Window rather than a tab.
  6. Remove user from Power Users (so that the user is just a standard User)
  7. Reboot
  8. Login and open IE
  9. Middle click on a link and it will open in a new tab.

Expected Results:

With UAC turned off OR on, all levels of accounts should be able to open tabs!!

-> Right Click and open in new tab or wheel mouse click should open a new tab

Actual Results:

–> A new windows is opened not a new tab


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “C.J. H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “C.J. H.” to “IPBS P.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Assigned To from “IPBS P.” to “Ximing Z.”

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