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    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To

    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To

    How to Change What Page a "New Tab" Opens to in IE9 and IE10
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    How to Change What Page a "New Tab" Opens to in IE9 and IE10


       Information
    When you open a new tab by clicking on the New Tab button or by pressing Ctrl+T in IE9, the new tab page (about:Tabs) opens by default.
    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-new_tab_button.jpg
    This tutorial will show you how to have new tabs in IE9 or IE10 open to either a Blank Page, New Tab (about:Tabs), or your first Home Page Home Page.


    EXAMPLE: Blank Page, New Tab , or first Home Page
    NOTE: It just depends on what you have listed as your first Home Page for what the new tab will open to if this is selected.
    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-blank-page.jpg

    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-new_tab.jpg
    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Internet Options icon.
    A) Go to step 3.
    OR

    2. In Internet Explorer, click/tap on Tools (Menu bar or gear icon) and Internet Options. (see screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-options.jpg
    3. In the General tab, click/tap on the Settings (IE9) or Tabs (IE10) button to the right of Tabs. (see screenshots below)
    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-properties-1.jpgInternet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-ie10.jpg
    4. If it is not already, you will need to enable tabbed browsing first. Next, click/tap on the drop down arrow under When a new tab is opened, open: . (see screenshots below)
    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-tab-1.jpgInternet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-tab-2.jpg
    5. To Have New Tabs Open to a Blank Page (about:Blank) in IE9 or IE10
    A) Select A blank page, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots under step 4)
    B) Go to step 8.
    6. To Have New Tabs Open to the New Tab Page (about:Tabs) in IE9 or IE10
    NOTE: This is also known as the Your most popular sites (IE9) or Frequent sites (IE10) page as well. Think of it as your recently most opened sites page.
    A) Select The new tab page, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots under step 4)
    B) Go to step 8.
    7. To Have New Tabs Open to Your First Home Page in IE9 or IE10
    A) Select Your first home page, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots under step 4)
    8. Click/tap on OK in Internet Options. (see screenshot below step 3)

    9. The next time that you open a new tab in IE9 or IE10, the selected page above will be opened. (see screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To-new_tab_button.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn










  1. Posts : 83
    Windows7 Pro SP1 64 bit
       #1

    Success!! another problem solved, thanks for your help, regards Robert.
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  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #2

    You're most welcome Robert. :)
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 7
       #3

    make IE9 tools/options/newtab permanent


    Hi Brink, I followed all the detailed steps and yet, everytime I turn on my pc and open Internet Ecplorer, the first page displays my browser page but the subsecuent pages always open as "aboutblank" pages
    How could I make the changes to the Internet explorer/tools/new tab/settings permanent?
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  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #4

    Hello Mantua, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Double check to see if you have your home page for IE9 still set as about:Tabs :)
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  5. Posts : 2
    windows 7
       #5

    Hi Shawn,
    Thank you so much for the thorough explanation about the subject.
    I've followed every step of your guide and it seems to be working ok; I think the difference was changing the home page.
    Once again, thank you!
    Best regards,
    mantua26
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  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #6

    You're most welcome Mantua. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #7

    All I want to say is, "thank you SO much!" Without this forum, I would search endlessly for answers.

    janice
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  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #8

    You're most welcome Janice. I'm happy that we've been able to help. :)
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #9

    Thanks this really helped!
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