Mark, I have MSIE set on full screen, and the pop-up window works just fine.
I knew there was a way to open a second window, I just didn't know what it was, so I've learned something.
Yes, this can be quite useful. There are many times I've gone to a link and wished to refer to the message that sent me there. Normally, I have to use the 'back' button, but not with your method.
I should have said this earlier - COOL TIPS!
I wasn't grumpy, even though it might have sounded like it. I apologise for being so terse. It was flipping HOT here yesterday and I didn't feel like sitting here long enough to be polite. I should have taken the time!