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How can I prevent Internet Explorer 8 from opening multiple windows? I only want a single IE window, with multiple tabs.

Sometimes a have multiple browser windows open and I don't like it when I have to choose which one I want to open in the Windows 7 taskbar.

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Go to Internet Options > General. Click on the "Settings" button for Tabs.

Set the following

  • When a pop-up is encountered: Always open pop-ups in a new tab.

  • Open links from other programs in: A new tab in the current window.

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