not a tab. is this a quirk of ie9 ?
also, when it opens the new window, there is a message at the bottom
saying ie blocked this program from running scripts, allow them ?
is this just me, or typical behavior ?
It's not just you. This is the typical behavior but you can adjust IE's
default settings to allow running scripts for local files under Internet
Options > Security.
There are at lest three ways you can make it easier to preview in IE...
If you prefer to use F8, adjust IE's settings to allow scripting, etc.
Enable IE preview mode on Preview tab (F12) in HTML-Kit Tools using
"Add IE Preview."
Use Extended Preview. This is my preferred way of testing pages in
multiple browsers. Click the monitor icon on the right-hand side of the
menu bar to enable Extended Preview. Then open the preview URL in IE and
any other browsers. When you edit and press F12 in Tools, the associated
browsers will automatically update with the latest changes.