A few weeks ago, IE started always launching new windows on links. Since I almost always launch browsers from BottomFeeder, I first thought it was a bug in Bf. I did some investigation, and found out that it happened regardless of how I hit an URL. I hadn't purposely reset any options in IE, and under Tools - Internet Options - Advanced there are a bazillion options. eventually, I noticed that reuse windows for launching shortcuts was unset. Ok, setting that fixed the problem - back to the way I wanted the damn thing to work.
Things were fine for awhile, and then suddenly two days ago, the same thing started happening. I had fortgotten what option it was, so it took some careful browsing of the various options to remember - but there it was, unset again. Well frell - how did that happen? Anyone know how or why IE just up and decides to turn that option off?