How to always open Favorites links in new tabs on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge lets you open Favorites in new tabs, and here's how to enable the feature.

Microsoft Edge always open favorites new tab
Microsoft Edge always open favorites new tab

You can now configure the browser on Microsoft Edge to open links saved in the Favorites list on new tabs. Although this seems like a lesser feature, up until now, favorites open in the current tab, which could take you away from an important page.

Starting with version 110, instead of opening a new tab and then opening your favorite link, you can now enable the option to create a new tab to load a link from your Favorites list.

This guide will teach you the steps to open links saved in the Favorites list in new tabs on Windows 11 (or 10).

Open Favorites in new tabs on Edge

To open saved links in a new tab on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click on Appearance.

  5. Under the “Customize toolbar” section, turn on the “Always open favorites in new tab toggle” switch.

    Always open favorites in new tab

Once you complete the steps, every time you click a link from the Favorites lists, including from the address bar, it will open in a new tab.

If you don’t see the option, you don’t have the most up-to-date version of the browser. The ability to open favorites in new tabs is available in version 110 and releases.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].