How to Restore “You’ve opened a new tab” Page in Internet Explorer 7?

In Internet Explorer 7, whenever you open a new tab, you are presented with a "You've opened a new tab" page which contains a few helpful tips for tabbed browsing in IE as shown in following screenshot:


This page also contains a checkbox "Don't show this page again" and if you select it while clicking on "Close" button, IE7 will no longer show this page. Instead it'll show a blank page whenever you open a new tab.

Surprisingly, there is no option given to re-enable it anywhere in IE settings. Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to restore this page:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing

3. In right-side pane, you'll see a DWORD value "ShowTabsWelcome".


Either change its value to 1 or delete it.

4. That's it. Now IE7 will start showing "You've opened a new tab" page again.

PS: If you want ready-made registry scripts to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. it'll ask for confirmation, accept it:

Download Registry Script

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  • I have tried the steps in the article How to Restore “You’ve opened a new tab” Page in Internet Explorer 7 but sadly the "ShowTabsWelcome" is not showing. If anyone has any other ideas how to restore this please let me know.

  • How to Restore “You’ve opened a new tab” Page in Internet Explorer 7?

    My fault I couldn't see the "ShowTabsWelcome"... didn't search through the whole registry key -

    Internet Explorer

    It worked! Thank you so much.

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