Your problem is not security related. Just do the following:
1. Click the Tools icon in the upper right corner in IE
2. Click Internet Options
3. In the Tabs section, click Settings
4. Check the box for "Open home page for new tabs instead of a blank page.
5. Click OK twice
That should solve your issue. If it doesn't, post back.
BTW, the reason your custom home page shows up in the Local Computer Zone is
because it is located on the computer itself. If you put a Mark-of-the-Web
) in it you can make
it show up in the Internet Zone. Put this on a line of its own in the HTML
<!-- saved from url=(0014)about
When you next open the page it should show up in the Internet zone.
"ggrothendieck" <ggrothendieck@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I had previously posted this in
> but no one there had the answer: one person just
> suggested items from the basic procedure which I
> believe I did follow correctly since it works on XP
> and another suggested restoring the original settings
> and trying again but that did not work. I believe its
> essentially a security issue so I am trying here.
> My home page is a local file that I created on my
> system. It consists mostly of HTML with a bit
> and it still seems to have the same problem as
> On Windows Vista using IE7 if I press ctrl-T for a
> new tab I get about:blank rather than the home
> page in the new tab even though I set "Open home
> page for new tabs instead of a blank page" under
> Tools | General | Internet Options | Tabs
> If I click on the Home page icon the home page
> comes up in a new window. If I create a link in
> the Links Toolbar it does the same thing except it
> also gives me a message that its placing it in a
> new window since it has a different security
> level. Note that when I am at my home page the
> IE7 bar near the lower right reads:
> Computer | Protected Mode Off
> whereas when I am on a web page from the net it
> Internet | Protected Mode On
> How can I get my home page to appear in a new tab?
> I was able to do that under XP using IE7 so I am fairly
> confident I understand the basic procedure, at least as
> far as it applies to XP. I gather it thinks there is a
> security issue and the security system is different on
> Vista and XP and somehow different between my home
> page and all web pages causing it to try to keep them
> separate. How do I circumvent this?