I have determined what is causing these IE9 links to be dead on both my Windows 7 SP1 x64 and also x86 Professional systems.
In an effort to keep my system free of unneeded files I use cleaner program CCleaner. There are hundreds of language setup files that get loaded by various third party programs that provide multi-lingual GUIs. Sticky Password is one of these program and stores these files in the %ProgramFiles%\Sticky Password\Language folder. There are two .lng files per supported language.
Using CCleaner's Winapp2.ini file, I have set up a language file removal add-in that removes non-English language files (and there are hundreds of these files because of the number of third party programs that provide multi-lingual support). In the case of Sticky Password all language files except spCapBtn.ENU.lng and stpass.ENU.lng are removed from the %ProgramFiles%\Sticky Password\Language folder when CCleaner is executed.
Removing these non used language files causes the URL links discussed in the above posts to go dead. So it is not a bug in Sticky Password.
My question is "Can this be changed in Sticky Password such that URLs will not go dead if the unneeded language files are removed?"
Windows 10 x64 Pro on Dell XPS 8700 SE, IE 11 with 2 Samsung 850 Pro SSDs, 3 monitors, ASUS RT-AC68R rtr; WD My Cloud ext drive, MS Surface Pro tablet & Dell XPS 410 with Windows 10 x64 Pro. MS Office 2016, Norton Security, MBAM, MBAE, SAS Pro.