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

Discus and support New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Judesman, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Judesman Win User

    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.


    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE [​IMG]


    Any thoughts please? I prefer the original open web site boxes.

    :)
     
    Judesman, Nov 8, 2017
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  2. freddiePE Win User

    Internet explorer in windows 10 anniversary update

    Hi Jesebel,,

    Thanks for the reply.

    1. I have run the troubleshooter and it does not report any issues.

    2. All add-ons are disabled.

    3. The problem is unique to IE 11. Firefox, Edge, Chrome browsers work normally.

    4. IE 11 file version is 11.0.14393.0, created July 16, 2016 with no modifications since that date.

    The IE failure is in the opening of a new tab/window when right clicking on a link. The new tab/windows opens but the address of the link is not pasted to the new tab/window. I can copy the link address, open a new tab, then paste the link address and
    IE works normally. It just appears that the link address is not being passed to the new tab/window when using the right click, open new tab/window. When opening in the same window the link works normally and the issue is present for any web site.

    The issue only came up after the installation of the anniversary update. SFC indicates that there are no integrity issues in the system.

    It looks like some of the IE code having to do with the passing of the link to the new tab/window has been compromised in the installation of the anniversary update. I do not get an error logged in event viewer, the new tab/window just stalls when the new
    tab/window does not have the link loaded in the address bar and IE 11 is the only browser affected. The new tab/window has the url pasted as "about:blank" in the address menu bar.

    Thanks,

    Fred
     
    freddiePE, Nov 8, 2017
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  3. BMuse Win User
    Edge does not integrate with the Taskbar for spawning new browser sessions

    Hi,

    Question:

    It looks like spawning new browser sessions are not possible in 10 using the old IE windows key combination, win-shift and then the positional number on the taskbar for Edge/browser. The only option I see for a new browser session in 10 is when the focus
    is on the browser and then hitting CNTRL-n to spawn a new session. Edge looks like it is not backward compatable for this feature to me.

    Edge version: 20.10240.16384.0
     
    BMuse, Nov 8, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE

    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...


    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE [​IMG]



    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE [​IMG]
     
    Bree, Nov 8, 2017
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  5. Judesman Win User
    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.
     
    Judesman, Nov 8, 2017
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  6. Bree New Member
    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.
     
    Bree, Nov 8, 2017
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  7. 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. :-(
     
    slicendice, Nov 8, 2017
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  8. Judesman Win User

    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE

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


    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE [​IMG]
     
    Judesman, Nov 8, 2017
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  9. Bree New Member
    That is IE - doing a good job of resembling Edge *Smile

    @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
     
    Bree, Nov 8, 2017
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  10. Judesman Win User
    Many thanks Bree, I didn't realise their was an X there until I hovered over it just now.
     
    Judesman, Nov 8, 2017
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  11. Tony K Win User
    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.



    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE [​IMG]
     
    Tony K, Nov 8, 2017
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  12. Judesman Win User
    Yes, think very carefully before you do it and note any settings. I have a vast number of sites in Favourites, I just add them for convenience. A reset will put all your Favourites in alphabetical order whether in Folders or not. My reset was a real pain and didn't even resolve my problem.
     
    Judesman, Nov 8, 2017
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  13. Bree New Member

    New Tab Window looks like Edge when using IE

    No it only shows when you hover over it - and it's all too easy to click on it instead of the tile. You end up removing you favourite site instead of going to it *Sad

    I notice you have the Menu bar permanently showing. If you'd like a bit more screen area available for the web pages, untick it in View>Toolbars. If you subsequently need it, you can get it to temporarily reappear at any time by pressing the Alt key.
     
  14. Tony K Win User
    Thanks. Not to worry. No way would I click that button after seeing your problem. *Shock
     
    Tony K, Nov 8, 2017
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  15. Bree New Member
    One useful debugging technique is to open an InPrivate session (Ctrl+Shift+P). It behaves much as if you'd done a reset, but only for that session.
     
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