IE9: Increase the Number of Sites Displayed on New Tab Page (Your most popular sites)

Posted October 1, 2010 by Rob Rogers in Browsers

Internet Explorer 9’s New Tab Page displays two rows of 5 (10) of your most popular sites. You can increase the number of rows from 2 to 3, 4, or 5 by applying a simple change to your registry.

1. Close Internet Explorer.

2. Open Notepad.

3. Copy and paste the following into the new text document:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\NewTabPage]

(Change the dword value to 00000003 for three rows and 00000004 for 4 rows)

4. Save the document as ie9_tabpage_pop_sites.reg.

5. Double-click the new file to merge it into the Registry.

6. Continue through the UAC prompt and confirm that you wish to perform the action.

Open Internet Explorer and select a new tab to now see the additional rows.


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  • San

    cant we increase the number of columns ?… there r lots of space for two new thumbnails in 16:9 screen

  • Jack

    Your scripts work great. Thanks for that. However, my popular sites are all blank. Changing the number of rows only changed the number of blank tiles. Any ideas why the sites are all blank? My history seems to be fine. IE9 also seems to hit some kind of limit when opening new sites. I have a core i7 w/16Gb RAM, and I have a habbit of keeping sites open because I may return to them at some future point. After a point, when I click a new tab and open a new site, IE9 does not respond. The tab is there but nothing will display on the new tab. Once that point is reached, many time I can click on the site tabs that are already open and they won’t display either. It display view seems to be stuck on the last site displayed. Very annoying. Has anyone expressed this type of behavior?