Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s Open in New Window menu option in Windows 7.
If you enable this policy, users cannot point to a link, click the right mouse button, and then click the Open in New Window command.
If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can open a Web page in a new browser window by using the shortcut menu.
This policy can be used in coordination with the “File menu: Disable New menu option” policy, which prevents users from opening the browser in a new window by clicking the File menu, pointing to New, and then clicking Window.
Note: When users click the Open in New Window command, the link will not open in a new window and they will be informed that the command is not available.
Disable IE’s Open in New Window Menu Option
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and then select Browser menus in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Disable Open in New Window menu option in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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