Windows 10: New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE Solved

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  1.    09 Nov 2017 #1

    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE

    In an attempt to resolve another problem I have reset my IE11 settings. I wish I hadn't but too late now. One problem is that when I click on the New Tab box a window opens that looks like the Edge Home Page without the menu options. Previously there used to be boxes showing the open web sites so what has happened? IE is my default browser.

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    Any thoughts please? I prefer the original open web site boxes.
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  2. Posts : 6,069
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2017 #2

    Open Internet Options. A couple of settings changes will get you back to what you (and I) prefer.
    First set about:tabs as your home page...

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  3.    09 Nov 2017 #3

    Many thanks Bree. What happened to the page that showed all those boxes where some of them had details of the web pages that are open? I am sure I saw that somewhere.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2017 #4

    the about:tabs page is a list of your frequently visited sites, built up as you browse. From there you can click on a tile to go direct to its page. Is that the page you mean?

    By default, about:tabs has one row of tiles, but you can add more in the registry. In...
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\NewTabPage
    ...create a DWORD, name it NumRows and set it to the number of rows you want, 3 is a sensible number to use.
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    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.248 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       09 Nov 2017 #5

    This was great help.

    Personally I have never liked IE so haven't been playing around with it. I avoid IE as much as possible...but sometimes I must use it since many Sharepoint features only works in IE. :-(
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  6.    09 Nov 2017 #6

    Thanks Bree. Using those settings I have changed to "New Tab Page" which I think is what I am looking for. See below.

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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17128.1
       09 Nov 2017 #7

    It does resemble IE.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2017 #8

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    It does resemble IE.
    That is IE - doing a good job of resembling Edge

    @Judesman, one last tip - if you ever deliberately or accidentally click the X top right of each tile it permanently removes that site and prevents it ever reappearing in your Frequent sites. There is no way in IE to undo this, but you can delete the registry entry it creates in..
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\NewTabPage\Exclude
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  9.    09 Nov 2017 #9

    Many thanks Bree, I didn't realise their was an X there until I hovered over it just now.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       09 Nov 2017 #10

    This is interesting indeed. I've been using Edge for quite some time now and I can't remember the last time I reset IE. Must be years. Never noticed this warning before.

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