Disable Open in New Window menu option

Prevents using the shortcut menu to open a link in a new browser window. If you enable this policy users cannot point to a link click the right mouse button and then click the Open in New Window command. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users can open a Web page in a new browser window by using the shortcut menu. This policy can be used in coordination with the “File menu: Disable New menu option” policy which prevents users from opening the browser in a new window by clicking the File menu pointing to New and then clicking Window. Note: When users click the Open in New Window command the link will not open in a new window and they will be informed that the command is not available.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Restrictions # NoOpeninNewWnd

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Browser menus


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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