How to Stop Bing from Opening Search Results Links in a New Tab

After removing my 3rd party antivirus, I started using Edge as my main browser because Windows Defender takes care of its security; or at least some of it.

Bing is the default search engine when using the Edge browser. I didn’t even notice that I’m not using Google until I realized that there’s a lot less bloat in my search results. I don’t have a screen full of ads, followed by sliders, carousels, and whatnot.

So, I kept using Bing as my main search engine.

But one thing is kind of annoying for me. By default, Bing opens the links from search results in a new tab. I don’t like that, even if I open them myself like that most of the time. 🙂

If that annoys you, too, then you’ll be glad to know that you can easily stop that default behavior.

Stop Bing from Opening Links from Search Results in a New Tab

Here’s what you need to do. Quick and easy!

Step 1

Go to Bing.com or any search results page.

There, click on the hamburger menu, in the top-right corner, next to the avatar. After that, click on the Settings drop-down menu and select More.

bing settings

Step 2

In the Search section, under Results, uncheck the box for Open links from search results in a new tab or window.

disable open links from search results in a new tab in bing

This will stop Bing from opening links from search results in a new tab. You can do the same for the news results.

Step 3

Don’t forget to click the Save button on the banner that will show up at the bottom. It’s kind of easy to miss.

save settings on bing

That’s a Wrap

I hope that you found this tutorial useful.

If you have questions or thoughts, feel free to leave a comment below.

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