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I want to change the location of the about:tabs to my page. I am aware that you can set the default behavior to automatically load your first homepage as the new tab. This is not what I want. I want my homepage to remain (just one) and my new tab to be a total different URL.

Is this possible?

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Here is one Crasy way, for IE8 only , using the registry

Go to this location.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs

In the registry and Export that entire AboutURLs section, so you have a backup, or have a full disk backup, or write everything down you change. there is no UNDO button in the regedit :-)

Now just go to the TABS string in there, and doubble click on it, and change it to a web sites complete address.

I have no idea of what the ramifications of this are, I tested it, and it works, but oddly, and may need some refinements.

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Interestingly, I don't have a TABS value under that Key on Windows 7 – Jonathan Oct 17 '11 at 15:25
oh great, because I tested it in IE8, I will switch to IE9 and see if it is changed. – Psycogeek Oct 17 '11 at 15:45
@jonathan To tuff for me, the above does not exist in IE9, and it also will not damage IE9 or effect upgrading. . . IE9 uses a different method , and I attempted hacks of some things , like the IEframe.dll and didnt get anywhere yet. so whomever voted that up can now vote it down. I might try again , but it has me whooped for now. – Psycogeek Oct 17 '11 at 17:31
Thanks for putting in so much effort! – Jonathan Oct 17 '11 at 20:57

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