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How do I get IE8 to open a blank page with CTRL-N?

I'm stuck using IE9 at a workstation at work and would like to know what setting do I have to change so that I don't open a copy of the page I am on when I hit CtrlN. I already have it set to open blank tabs, but that does not effect new windows.

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marked as duplicate by Indrek, Mechanical snail, Canadian Luke, Randolph West, Nifle Aug 23 '12 at 5:49

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Can you clarify if you want a new window or new tab. You have referred to both in your question. – CharlieRB Aug 22 '12 at 18:27
@amiregelz I saw that, but I was hoping IE9 would have a setting to change. I don't think it is a duplicate as this is asking about the next version. – CyberSkull Aug 22 '12 at 19:09
@CyberSkull You're right, actually there are easier ways than binding a hotkey or using a script; see my answer. – amiregelz Aug 22 '12 at 19:24
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You can't make the Ctrl+N open a blank new window instead of a copy of the current window in IE9, but here are 3 alternative ways to open a blank new IE9 window:

  1. Right-click an IE icon, and select "Internet Explorer".
  2. Shift+Left-click on an IE icon.
  3. Middle-click on an IE icon.
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You did not clarify in your question if you want a window or a tab. You have referred to both in your question.

So I searched for both, but could not find a keyboard shortcut to open a new "blank" window. You can however use Ctl + T to open a new tab which loads your home page. In your case it will be blank.

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