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Creating new tab does not launch preset website.

  1. #1

    Creating new tab does not launch preset website.


    I just completed reinstalling Win 8.1. Everything is up and running but I have encountered a problem.
    Typically when IE is open there is the option of creating a new tab. Up until now, whenever I created a new tab; IE would open with my selected website which is: www.msn.com. However, even though I have gone into:
    tools: internet options settings: and entered that same link (www.msn.com), each new tab opens with a "bing" search window and blank http field. The only thing I see is a list of my previously visited sites.

    I don't recall having the same problem previously and I'm at a loss as to why it's happening now.
    Any help in resolving this will be very much appreciated.


    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello persius,

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if this is where you set what site to open new tabs with.

    Internet Explorer New Tab - Change What Page it Opens To - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Hello Brink.
    Thank you for the link. Everything finally worked. I have no idea why it took a couple of restarts but it's up and running.

    Thank you again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. You're most welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Creating new tab does not launch preset website.
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