Forcing Internet Explorer 7 to open pages in a new tab

While surfing the web, users with Internet Explorer 7 as their primary web browser may have noticed that all web pages open in a new window by default. When a user is operating with numerous external links or websites on Internet Explorer 7, it can be a little uncomfortable switching between multiple windows. An easy way out of this is to configure the internet options to always open a new page in a new tab. Users' lives can become easier by operating a single window with multiple tabs.


When surfing through Internet Explorer 7, you notice that all pages are opened by default in a new window.


  • Go to menu bar and select Tools > Internet Options
  • Open the General tab and under Tabs, click Settings
  • In the window that opens, select Always open pop-ups in a new tab
  • Click OK to save the changes
Published by deri58. Latest update on February 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM by Paul Berentzen.
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