Specify default behavior for a new tab

This policy setting allows you to specify what is displayed when the user opens a new tab.

If you enable this policy setting, you can choose which page to display when the user opens a new tab: blank page (about:blank), the first home page, or the new tab page.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user can select his or her preference for this behavior. The new tab page is the default setting.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 8.0
New tab behavior


  1. about:blank
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NameNewTabPageShow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Home page
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NameNewTabPageShow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. New tab page
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NameNewTabPageShow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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