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.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> TabbedBrowsing # PopupsUseNewWindow

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer


* 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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