Internet Explorer Browse URL

  • Wayne Foley

    Wayne Foley - 2008-08-29

    When i click browse url it opens the website in an existing open Internet Explorer Window.

    I want it to open a new browser window when I click the browse URL.

    Does anyone know how to do this or know the browser command line parameter? I have tried -new but that does not work.

    Current settings say:

    Alternate Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

    Browser Command Line Parameters: -new

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.


    • fernando

      fernando - 2008-08-30

      Your Browser Command Line Parameters are correct.
      Alternate Browser path should be in quotes due to space.
      In order to use the Alternate Browser and its Command Line Parameters
      the entry URL must be prefixed with [alt].


    • razz

      razz - 2008-08-30

      Wayne...try holding down the 'Ctrl" key at the same time as you click browse url...this may work depending on other setting on your PC. Hope this helps.

  • LooseCannon

    LooseCannon - 2010-12-21

    Ctrl+ works with IE and opens a new window. It doesn't seem to work with

    Anyone know a way to browse to Chrome (my default browser) in a new window?

  • DrK

    DrK - 2010-12-22

    Chrome under Windows: Ctrl+N == New instance of Chrome, Ctrl+T == New Tab in
    an existing instance of Chrome - found by experimentation!

    As to command line parameters, by searching with Google with '+internet
    +explorer +"command line" parameters' and '+google +chrome +"command line"
    parameters' (remove the single quotes if you use it and note that the plus
    sign means that the search result must have the following word or phrase), I
    found the following:

    MS IE:


    I am sure you could have found these too.

    Note: MS removed the '-new' command line parameter with IE 7 and did not
    replace it and Chrome doesn't seem to have one either, although the website
    mentioned above is not an 'official' site and is a year old but I suspect that
    they haven't added one either.



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