I've been troubleshooting a laptop that opens all links in new tabs for a while now. I've done as much research as I can, and I can't find what will fix this issue.
This is what I've done....
Verified that in the tab settings in IE are set the same as a machine that's working fine. Restored Advanced Settings, same issue. Reset Internet Explorer Settings, same issue. Uninstalled IE 11 and re-installed it, same issue. Restore settings back to default in Chrome, same issue. And the same thing is happening is Safari.
This is a Windows 7 machine.