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Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here’s how to disable it

When Microsoft launched Windows 10, they announced that they would also be launching a whole new version of Microsoft Edge and that it would be an absolute game-changer. Having seen this kind of promise before, users remained skeptical, but as it turns out, everyone was in for a bit of a surprise. In 2019, the world was introduced to Microsoft’s brand new Edge browser, and almost immediately, what caught everyone’s attention was the fact that this browser was based on the Chromium source code, the same source code that powers Google Chrome. What Microsoft had done, was simple. They saw what powered the best web browser in the world, and used it to make their own flavor.

It is very common for apps and software to contain web links for every small detail. These links get triggered when we interact with certain elements of the app or software, and this prompts the opening of tabs automatically in the browser. This can be very annoying and can also load the memory and make either the webpage or the app/software unresponsive. Sometimes, these links can also contain sensitive or malicious content which can further damage the computer.

If you have the new Microsoft Edge as your default browser, you will see that a new tab is automatically opened in the browser every time you interact with a link on an app or software.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to stop the auto tab opening on Microsoft Edge 2020.

Step 1. Startup the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC/Laptop.

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Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

 

Step 2. Click on the ‘three-dot‘ icon on the top right of the browser.

 

Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

 

Step 3. Click on the ‘Settings‘ option from the drop-down menu.

 

Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

 

Step 4. In the left pane, click on the ‘Cookies and Site Permissions‘ option.

 

Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

 

Step 5. Toggle on the ‘Pop-ups and Redirects‘ option in the new window.

 

Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

 

Step 6. Toggle ON the Block option. Additionally, if you know about some malicious websites, you can add them specifically by clicking the ‘Add‘ button next to the ‘Block‘ tab.

 

Microsoft Edge browser opening a tab on its own? Here's how to disable it

 

Step 7. Restart the browser to confirm the changes.

This will prevent Microsoft Edge from auto-opening tabs and your browser and computer will be secure once more.

If you do not have the latest Microsoft Edge browser, you can download a copy using the link given below.

Download Microsoft Edge 2020 – Click Here.

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