Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I use ctrl+mouse, or use the scroller to click a link. I got two or three new Internet Explorer tabs open, does anyone know how to fix this. It happens on my Chrome too. My lap top is Windows 7 64-bit.

Also, how can I restore the Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?

share|improve this question

migrated from Sep 30 '10 at 16:20

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Your question is more appropriate for superuser. – user49706 Sep 30 '10 at 16:03
Are you sure your mouse isn't just touchy? And what do you mean by 'restore the IE8'? – Shinrai Sep 30 '10 at 16:47
You should upgrade to IE9. It is substantially more user friendly and prevents third-party applications and add-ons from causing this type of problem. – Paxamime May 30 '11 at 4:46

couple things to check in IE Tools>Internet Options. alt text

make sure you only see one site for your home page. then press the settings button alt text

checking "Open only the first home page when Internet Explorer starts" will suppress duplicate tabs. But look at all of these and how they impact your experience. alt text

share|improve this answer

For my users, the number one cause of this is a defective mouse. I use the built-in calculator (calc.exe on Windows) to verify mouse functionality.

For restoring IE8, simply go to Control Panel->Programs and Features->View Installed Updates and uninstall the IE entries (after IE is uninstalled it will default to IE8)

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.