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Open Internet Explorer Shortcuts in a New Window (All Windows)

This setting controls whether Internet shortcuts are opened in an existing available Internet Explorer window or whether a new window should be spawned.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "AllowWindowReuse" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|AllowWindowReuseREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
Value Name: AllowWindowReuse
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = new window, 1 = existing window)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 30, 2003