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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 - Stop Showing the New Tab Page

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#1 NewsBot

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    Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

    Stop showing the new tab page when you open new tabs from Internet Explorer 8.

    When opening new tabs from Internet Explorer 8, by default the browser opens a "new tab page" or about:Tabs. From here Microsoft asks "what do you want to do next" and offers options such as re-opening closed tabs, using inPrivate browsing, and using an Accelerator.

    While some people may like this tab welcome screen, others would rather show just a blank tab. And yet others may want their home page to appear in all new tabs....

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    Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:10 PM

    nice1 works a treat

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    Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:37 PM

    good pointer... this still doesn't get rid of the most annoying part, which is the silly 'about:blank' url, but it's better than the nanny page. Can anyone tell me why they can't just leave the location bar **empty**??

    #4 marko

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      Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:42 PM

      Wouldn't even hazard a guess, it's Microsoft after all!

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      Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

      suddenly today I get the "What do you want to do next" tab when opening a new tab
      I got used to seeing my most frequently visited sites whenever i open a new tab

      how do i get that back

      and, why did it suddenly get changed?
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      #6 marko

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        Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:01 PM

        Not sure about IE, but in Firefox I know by installing the google toolbar I get a list of my most recently visited sites on a new tab. To change was appears in a new tab in IE, hit "Tools" -> "Internet Options" then under the "Tabs" heading hit "Settings" then under the "When a new tab is opened, open" heading choose from the drop-down menu. It could be you've just installed an update to IE or ran through the IE8 setup wizard, I know from experience this can seriously mess up your browser!!

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        Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:17 PM

        I am thinking my automatic updates did this
        think I read someplace i would need to get Firefox or Opera in order to continue to use that tab feature
        just another MS issue

        thinking I will set up my own home page with links on it LOL

        thanks for response

        #8 wewe

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          Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

          IE 8 rocks. And most I like is the "New Tab Page". Simple and useful.:lol:

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