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Force Internet Explorer to open a link in a new window / tab

By default, the majority of links you click on web pages will open in the same window: but what if you want to open a particular link inside a new Internet Explorer window, or inside a new tab. As you'll learn in this tutorial, you can manually force Internet Explorer to launch a page in a new window, or inside a new tab in the foreground or background.

Open a link in a new window in Internet Explorer

Follow these steps to force Internet Explorer to launch a site in a new window:

Literally, this is all it takes to open links in new IE windows!

Prevent a link from opening in a new window

Conversely, there are times when you want to force the link to open in the same window:

Open a link in a new tab in Internet Explorer (in background or foreground)

Instead of opening a link in a brand new window, you may sometime just need to open in a new tab, but inside the same Internet Explorer window. This is possible too, and you even have the option of opening the new tab in the foreground or in the background, as desired:

You are now officially a master at opening new windows and tabs in Internet Explorer!

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