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Opening New Tabs For Each Window

If using a Windows based PC, To stop Google Chrome opening multiple new windows you will need to alter your a registry setting.

We strongly recommend before making any changes to your registry settings you make a backup of your registry.

This is critical.  There are plenty of tools to do this with - if you are unsure about this we recommend you get your IT support people to make these changes.

To stop Chrome opening new windows, open regedit and:

  1. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command
  2. You should see one key, named (Default). Double click this to get an editing popup.
  3. At the end of the Value data: field you should see the text -- "%1". Change this to --new-window "%1".

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