Internet Explorer Tab Settings

I don’t find the default behaviour used by Internet Explorer for handling web pages that open in new windows to be very convenient.  The newer versions of IE are tabbed browsers after all so why should new pages open in a new instance of IE rather than a new tab? Fortunately, it is easy to change the default behaviour.

  1. Start IE
  2. Click Tools | Internet Options
  3. Click the Settings button in the Tabs group
  4. Under When a pop-up is encountered select Always open pop-ups in a new tab
  5. If you want the newly opened tab to become visible automatically check the Always switch to new tabs when they are created

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