There is a setting in Internet Explorer that is called â€œAlways switch to new tabs when they are createdâ€ which as the name suggests controls how tabs in the browser are created. This setting can of course be controlled via Group Policy so that tabs will either appear in the background or foreground in the browser when a user opens a new tab (e.g. Middle click on a link)
However itâ€™s somewhat confusing as the group policy that controls this option has a totally different name called â€œPrevent the configuration of new tab creationâ€.
Just to make it more confusing this policy can also be know as â€œTurn off configuration of default behaviour of new tab creationâ€ depending on the version of ADMX/ADML files you are running in your environment.
Having policies that have multiple names depending is somewhat common as this is dependent on the version of ADMX/ADML files you have deployed.Â This is another advantage of using a Central Store for you ADMX/ADML files as it means that theÂ names of the Group Policy will be consistent in your organisation.
TIP: But if you are trying to find a setting that you knew existed before but might have changed name the best place to start looking is in the original location in the GPO as this does not normally change.
Another example of a Group Policy Object being renamed based on the version of ADMX/ADML files that you have deployed in your environment (e.g. â€œVerbose vs normal status messagesâ€ is now called Display highly detailed status messages). But rest assure that the is only a cosmetic change that that you will find that the actual settings and its configured values are still the same.