Turn off configuration of tabbed browsing pop-up behavior

This policy setting allows you to define the user experience related to pop-up windows and tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, the user will not be able to configure the tabbed browsing pop-up behavior. You will have to specify the behavior desired.

The value choices are:
0: Let Internet Explorer decide.
1: Force pop-up windows to open in new windows.
2: Force pop-up windows to open in new tabs.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the user's setting for tabbed browsing pop-up behavior will be used.


Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Select tabbed browsing pop-up behavior


  1. Let Internet Explorer decide
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NamePopupsUseNewWindow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Force pop-ups to open in a new window
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NamePopupsUseNewWindow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Force pop-ups to open in a new tab
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing
    Value NamePopupsUseNewWindow
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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