While I luv the tabs in IE8 I hate having orphaned stand alone windows created by pop-ups. Blake Scarlavai of Sonoma Partners points out we can change our IE settings to open pop-ups in a new tab by:
Tools –> Options –> In General tab go to the Tabs section and click
Settings –> from ‘When a ‘pop-up is encountered’ select ‘Always open in a new tab.’
Not only does this help my problem but it changes the way Microsoft Dynamics CRM opens new windows every time a user double-clicks a record. Now every thing is in one IE window instantiation.