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Make Internet Explorer Open a New Tab Page Blank

When you open a new tab in Internet Explorer, its New Tab Page opens to frequently visited sites. Which is what all of the major browsers seem to do these days. If you’d rather a new tab open a blank page, here’s how to set it.

Internet Explorer Frequent Sites New Tab Page

For IE 9 and IE 10 click the gear icon on the right side and select Internet Options.

Internet Options

Under General click the Tabs button.


Now under “When a New Tab is Opened” change the option to a A Blank Page and click OK.

Blank Page

That’s it. now when you open a new tab, the page is blank.

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Firefox user? Check out how to make Firefox open a new tab to a blank page.

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One Response to Make Internet Explorer Open a New Tab Page Blank

  1. Gordon August 1, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    Thank you for an easy-to-follow guide

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