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IE9: More sites on about:Tabs

Interner Explorer 9 offers us the feature to view our frequently visited websites under "your most popular sites" or about:tabs, as soon as we open a blank tab. By default it shows two rows of our most visited websites, which makes it easier to open our favourite pages.

default view of a blank tab in IE9
In case you want to increase the number of rows displayed under "your most popular sites", there is a registry hack.

  • Open registry editor from start > regedit.
  • Locate computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\NewTabPage.
  • Create a new Reg_Dword (32 bit) value named NumRows and assign a value betwwen 2-5 (number of rows).
  • Close register editor and open IE9 if IE is alredy opened, you need to restart IE to make the changes effective.

view of IE9 after registry changes


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