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Add a Menu Option to Open Shortcuts in a New Window (All Windows)

This tweak adds a right-click menu option to enable you to open Internet shortcuts in a new Explorer window.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and create the key below.

Set the (Default) value to "rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l".

Apply this tweak or open Internet Explorer and click on Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced and uncheck "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts".

Exit Internet Explorer and right-click on a shortcut to use the new option.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZrundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l|
|HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Open in New Window\...|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Open in New Window\command]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l

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Last modified: February 22, 2002