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Display more of your most popular sites in IE9 [Quick Tip]

We’ve taken a look at how we can use Internet Explorer’s new “Speed Dial” page as our Home page.  Today’s Quick Tip is going to show you how to display more than the default 2 rows of sites in the new tab page or “about:tabs”.

Note: Before modifying the Registry, check out our guide to working with the Windows Registry, which teaches you the basics and how to back up keys before making changes

Step 1.

Press WinKey+R, type in regedit and click OK.

Step 1

Step 2.

In the Registry Editor, navigate to;

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

With NewTabPage selected, head to the toolbar and select Edit > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.  Name it NumRows and hit Enter.

Step 2


Step 3.

Select NumRows and in the toolbar select Edit > Modify

Step 3

Make sure Hexadecimal is checked and enter the number of rows you wish to be displayed (between 3 & 5).

Click OK and quit the Registry Editor.

Step 3


Restart Internet Explorer to see the changes.


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If you don’t want to edit the registry manually you can download and merge these ready made files.

Download NumRows

Download NumRows

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