Configure the new tab page URL

Configures the default URL for the new tab page.

The recommended version of this policy does not currently work and functions exactly like the mandatory version.

This policy determines the page that's opened when new tabs are created (including when new windows are opened). It also affects the startup page if that's set to open to the new tab page.

This policy doesn't determine which page opens on startup; that's controlled by the 'RestoreOnStartup' (Action to take on startup) policy. It also doesn't affect the home page if that's set to open to the new tab page.

If you don't configure this policy, the default new tab page is used.

If you configure this policy *and* the 'NewTabPageSetFeedType' (Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience) policy, this policy has precedence.

If an invalid URL is provided, new tabs will open about://blank.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

Example value:

Supported on: Microsoft Edge version 77, Windows 7 or later

New tab page URL

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
Value NameNewTabPageLocation
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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