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  1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
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    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.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    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.    1 Week Ago #3
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    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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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
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    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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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
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    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.    1 Week Ago #6
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    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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  7.    1 Week Ago #7
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    It does resemble IE.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales 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.    1 Week Ago #9
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    Many thanks Bree, I didn't realise their was an X there until I hovered over it just now.
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  10.    1 Week Ago #10
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & Insider 10 Pro

    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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