Turn off configuration of pop-up windows in tabbed browsing

This policy setting allows you to define the user experience related to how pop-up windows appear in tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, the user cannot configure pop-up windows in tabbed browsing. You must specify one of the following values:
0: Let Internet Explorer decide.
1: Force pop-up windows to open in new windows.
2: Force pop-up windows to open on new tabs.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer uses the user's setting for pop-up windows in tabbed browsing.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Select tabbed browsing pop-up behavior


  1. Let Internet Explorer decide
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NamePopupsUseNewWindow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Force pop-ups to open in a new window
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NamePopupsUseNewWindow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Force pop-ups to open in a new tab
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NamePopupsUseNewWindow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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