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Open Favorites in a new window (All Windows) New

This tweak adds an additional right-click menu item to your Favorites entries which allows you to choose to open the Favorite in a new window.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry.

Follow the instructions in this tweak to cause Internet Explorer to not re-use windows when opening shortcuts.

Then find the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell] in your registry and create a new sub-key called "Open in a new window", under the new key create another new sub-key called "command" and set the (Default) value to 'rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %1'.

The change should take effect immediately.

Right-click on a Favorite and you should see an option called "Open in a new window".

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ"rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %1"|
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|HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Open in a new windo...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Open in a new window\command]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %1

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Last modified: February 12, 2007