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1967157 - New windows are being opened as tabs after upgrading users to IE9, IE10, IE11


After upgrading the web browser to IE9 or higher, when clicking on any link within a Web Dynpro for Java Application, the new window is being opened in a new tab whereas before upgrading the web browser it was opened in a new window.

The same behavior is noticed while navigating through the portal or closing the browser, where the SRA (Session Release Agent) triggers notifications to the backend system via hidden iView using a pop-up window.

Please note: Since January 2016 Microsoft has stopped its support for any Internet Explorer (IE) lower than IE11.
SAP can't support a browser that isn't being supported by its manufacturer, as a result SAP doesn't support older IE either.
For more details, please check SAP Note 1672817.



  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java
  • SAP Netweaver Enterprise Portal


Tabbed browsing, new window, pop-up, tab , KBA , BC-WD-JAV , WebDynpro Java , BC-WD-ABA , Web Dynpro ABAP , EP-PIN-AI-SRA , Session Release Agent , Problem

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