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  1. Ztruker Win User

    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with


    How to: Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with

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


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with 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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    OPTION ONE [/i] 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 Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on General on the left side, and select "Top sites" and suggested content, Top sites, or A blank page for what you want in the Open new tabs with drop down menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    *note Top sites is the default setting.


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    OPTION TWO [/i] 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
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    . (see screenshot below)

    *note If you don't see the Customize icon
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    , then you can click/tap on either the Show top sites or Show top sites and my feed link at the bottom of the New Tab page to see it afterwards.


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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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    Note 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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    OPTION THREE [/i] To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    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.

    Edge_Open_new_tabs_with_Top_sites_and_suggested_content.reg

    Download

    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.

    Edge_Open_new_tabs_with_Blank_page.reg

    Download
    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    7. When prompted, click/tap 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


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    Ztruker, Sep 20, 2015
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  2. "Open new tabs with" setting in Microsoft Edge constantly resets itself

    There is a simple setting in Microsoft Edge that allows you to open new tabs with "Top sites and suggested content", "Top sites", or "a blank page". I choose "Top sites" because I don't want to read any news when browsing to a new tab. This setting resets
    itself consistently about once a day. Randomly during the day, when opening a new tab, I will see top sites and suggested content shown on the tab. When I go back into the setting, it has reset itself to "Top sites and suggested content" and I have to once
    again change it to "Top sites". This is a daily constant battle and I have no idea how to fix it or why it is resetting itself.
     
    NeverTooMuch41, Sep 20, 2015
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  3. "Open new tabs with" setting in Microsoft Edge constantly resets itself

    The thread you linked to has to do with missing Favorites in Edge. My Favorites are not missing, and so I'm not sure how doing anything with Favorites will help this issue. This issue has to do with the "new tab" setting constantly resetting itself to
    a default value.
     
    NeverTooMuch41, Sep 20, 2015
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with

    Bookmark your homepage on the Favorites Bar then wheel click that bookmark.
    It won't do this, as in IE, though! *Sad


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    Edwin, Sep 20, 2015
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  5. ddelo Win User
    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 *Wink

    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
     
    ddelo, Jan 21, 2016
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I'm glad it could help Dimitri, and thank you for posting your findings about CCleaner for this setting. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jan 21, 2016
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  7. ddelo Win User
    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.
     
    ddelo, Jan 21, 2016
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with

    It's gotta be something that CCleaner is doing since it only happens when you use it with all the MS Edge settings checked.
     
    Brink, Jan 21, 2016
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  9. ddelo Win User
    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. *Smile
     
    ddelo, Jan 21, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    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.
     
    Brink, Jan 21, 2016
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  11. ARC1020 Win User
    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.
     
    ARC1020, Apr 22, 2016
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  12. I have mine set for top sites
    Which is this forum
    Windows Store
    MSN
    Face Book
    Because these are the main four I use
     
    hTconeM9user, Apr 22, 2016
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  13. ddelo Win User

    Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with

    I totally agree @ARC1020. I also came to realize that it's an Edge problem.
    Edge has a long way to go, to become a full featured browser.
    It definitely is fast and secure, but needs a lot of refinements, to provide at least basic user friendly features.
     
    ddelo, Apr 4, 2018
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