IE11 User Tip: Opening a Link in a New Window or Browser Tab

A simple right-click context menu gets the job done

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Internet Explorer 11 supports contextual menus that extend and modify the core behaviors of the browser. Among other shortcuts, the context menu redirects where the browser should open a new link.

The information in this article applies to Internet Explorer 11.

How to Open a Link in a New Tab or Window

Internet Explorer context menu

Right-click on the hyperlink. In the context menu, select either Open in new tab or Open in new window. Opening in a new tab adds a new tab to the current Internet Explorer window, whereas opening in a new window launches another instance of the browser.