Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Vista Internet Explorer 7 annoyance with security zones

I have in Windows XP had a simple html home page for Internet Explorer that is located on the local hard drive with a lot of links. But when using the same in Windows Vista a security feature annoyed me.

Every link on the home page opens a new window. Open in new tab is not even available.

If I take a link to a website and paste it into the address field the following dialog box shows up saying: Internet Explorer needs to open a new window to display this webpage. For your computer’s security, websites that are in different security zones must open in different windows.
The solution to this problem is to add The Mark of the Web (MOTW) to the HTML page.

 <!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->

The comment above was added after <html>.

Now my local home page runs in the Internet zone and the link works as expected.

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