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Symptoms

In Internet Explorer 8, you configure the browser to reset the zoom level for new windows and tabs. This means that the browser will reset the zoom level to the default setting for new windows and tabs. However, after you open a webpage in Internet Explorer 8 and change the zoom level, you notice that the new webpage that opens in a new window or tab and keeps the zoom level as the changed zoom level.

For example, you select the Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs option in Internet Explorer 8. Then, you open a webpage in Internet Explorer and change the zoom level to 200%. After that, you close Internet Explorer and open a new webpage in Internet Explorer. In this scenario, the new webpage opens at 200% zoom level unexpectedly.

Resolution

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://update.microsoft.comFor more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2618444.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2618444 MS11-099: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2011

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

To select the Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs option, follow these steps:

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. Click Tools.

  3. Click Internet Options.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. Click to select the Reset zoom level for new Windows and tabs check box under Accessibility.

  6. Click OK.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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