Prevent configuration of new tab creation

This policy setting allows you to configure how new tabs are created by default in Internet Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, the user cannot configure how new tabs are created by default. You must specify whether tabs should open in the foreground or in the background. The user cannot open the tabs in the background by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Select or open the tabs in the foreground by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Select.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user can configure how new tabs are created by default.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Select tab opening position


  1. Foreground
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NameOpenInForeground
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Background
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NameOpenInForeground
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0


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