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    How to Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with in Windows 10
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    How to Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with in Windows 10

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    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    When you open a new tab by clicking or tapping on the New tab button or by pressing the Ctrl+T keys in Microsoft Edge, the new tab opens with top sites by default.

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    This tutorial will show you how to open new tabs with top sites and suggested content, top sites, or a blank page in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with from "New tab" Page
    • Option Three: To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: New tab in Microsoft Edge
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    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with OPTION ONE Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with
    To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with in Microsoft Edge Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Under Open new tabs with, select what option you want. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: Top sites is the default setting.

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    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with OPTION TWO Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with
    To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with from "New tab" Page

    1. While you have the New tab page (Ctrl+T) open in Microsoft Edge, click/tap on the Customize icon Name:  Customize_icon.png
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    If you don't see the Customize icon Name:  Customize_icon.png
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    2. Select the settings you want to customize your "New tab" page with, and click/tap on Save to apply. (see screenshot below)
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    The Information cards settings will only be available if you have selected Top sites and my feed in "Page display settings". The Information cards settings will also be applied to your Start page.

    You can click/tap on the Reset to default settings link to Reset these "New tab" page settings back to default.
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    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with OPTION THREE Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with
    To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI

    NewTabPageDisplayOption DWORD

    0 = top sites and suggested content
    1 = top sites
    2 = blank page


    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Open new tabs with "Top sites and suggested content" in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

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     3. To Open new tabs with "Top sites" in Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Edge_Open_new_tabs_with_Top_sites.reg

    download


     4. To Open new tabs with "A blank page" in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

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    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    9. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 4,998
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       20 Sep 2015 #1

    I want to open a new tab to my home page. Any way to accomplish that?
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  2. Posts : 8,287
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Sep 2015 #2

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I want to open a new tab to my home page. Any way to accomplish that?
    Bookmark your homepage on the Favorites Bar then wheel click that bookmark.
    It won't do this, as in IE, though!

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  3.    22 Jan 2016 #3

    Shawn, thank you again for a very good tutorial.
    I wish you had a solution to set every new tab to my a custom page (a personal html page with my "most visited/useful sites", but I guess you're a Windows expert and not the product manager of MS Edge

    I'm currently running Win 10 Pro x64 and Edge 25.10586.0.0 and every time I clear the Edge data with CCleaner and subsequently re-open Edge, the setting is back to "Top sites and suggested content" and of course the reg entry NewTabPageDisplayOption=0.

    After cleanup and before reopening Edge, if I open the registry and check the reg entry, it’s still 1 or 2 (whatever I had set it before running CCleaner).

    It is worth noting that I run CCleaner with all Microsoft Edge options set. I noticed, by disabling all CCleaner Edge settings and enabling them one-be-one, that the “Cookies” setting of CCleaner is the one to blame for this behavior.

    It seems that after Cookies cleanup, when Edge reopens, it checks for something, doesn’t find it and resets the NewTabPageDisplayOption to 0.

    Dimitri
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       22 Jan 2016 #4

    I'm glad it could help Dimitri, and thank you for posting your findings about CCleaner for this setting.
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  5.    22 Jan 2016 #5

    I'm trying to figure out, if it's an Edge or CCleaner problem. I have posted it as a bug in Piriform too and I was hoping that you had some idea from the Edge side. Apparently not.

    Isee if I can figure it out and I'll post back the result, to help somebody else if needed.
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  6. Posts : 20,667
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       22 Jan 2016 #6

    It's gotta be something that CCleaner is doing since it only happens when you use it with all the MS Edge settings checked.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    22 Jan 2016 #7

    That's what I thought too.
    The only reason I bothered you, was if you had heard it before and had an idea.
    Thanx again for your time.
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  8. Posts : 20,667
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       22 Jan 2016 #8

    It's never a bother. This is the first I've heard about this, so hopefully Piriform will get back with you to get it sorted in the next release of CCleaner.
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  9.    23 Apr 2016 #9

    ddelo said: View Post
    I'm trying to figure out, if it's an Edge or CCleaner problem. I have posted it as a bug in Piriform too and I was hoping that you had some idea from the Edge side. Apparently not.

    I see if I can figure it out and I'll post back the result, to help somebody else if needed.

    It's a Microsoft Edge problem. If you clear 'Cookies and saved website data' from within Edge itself (without CCleaner even installed), then it will also reset the new tab page back to 'Top sites and suggested content' every time. When they introduce 'Delete Browsing History on Exit' (a feature that should have been in Edge from day 1), then it will become even more apparent.

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    As you mentioned, it should be possible for people set the new tab page to open with the page that they set as the Microsoft Edge Startup Page. But unfortunately you can't.

    I'd send Microsoft feedback because I think Microsoft really need to re-evaluate Edge. Things like this and issues like mentioned in Post No.2 above about not being able to 'Always switch to new tabs when they are created' shouldn't be happening in a well thought out browser, let alone still be like it a year later. I'm not entirely sure it will help though. Microsoft say to give them feedback, but these issues were reported to them a long time ago and are still being ignored today.
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