When you open a new tab in Internet Explorer 8 Beta, the New Tab page (about:Tabs) opens by default. If you want to start with a blank page or your home page when opening new tab, you can do so using Internet Options.
1. Open Internet Explorer 8
2. Click Tools, Internet Options
3. Under Tabs section, click Settings
4. In When a new tab is opened, open:, choose an option from the drop down box. The available options are:
- A blank page
- The new tab page (default)
- Your first home page
5. Click OK, and OK.
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