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Internet Explorer Tabbed Browsing - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer Tabbed Browsing
Published by Brink
31 Jul 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer Tabbed Browsing


information   Information
Tabbed browsing is a feature in Internet Explorer that enables you to open multiple websites in a single browser window. You can open webpages in new tabs, and switch between them by clicking the tabs you want to view.

This will show you how to enable or disable Internet Explorer tabbed browsing.
Note   Note
This does not apply to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

Tabbed browsing cannot be disabled in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).


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OPTION ONE
Enabled or Disable Tabbed Browsing for "Current User" Only

NOTE: This will only affect the user account that you are currently logged in when applied.
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Internet Options icon.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. In Internet Explorer, click on Tools (Menu bar) and Internet Options.

3. In the General tab, click on the Settings button to the right of Tabs. (see screenshot below)
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4. To Enable Tabbed Browsing
A) Check the Enable Tabbed Browsing box, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Tabbed Browsing
A) Uncheck the Enable Tabbed Browsing box, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below step 3)

7. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to apply.




OPTION TWO
Enabled or Disable Tabbed Browsing for "All Users"

NOTE: This will affect all users on the computer including the user account that you are currently logged in when applied. You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this option.



METHOD ONE
Use a REG File Download
1. To Enable Tabbed Browsing for All Users
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_All_Users_IE_Tabbed_Browsing.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Tabbed Browsing for All Users
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_All_Users_IE_Tabbed_Browsing.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



METHOD TWO
Through Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Turn off tabbed browsing and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Tabbed Browsing for All Users
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Tabbed Browsing for All Users
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.
That's it,
Shawn



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