How to prevent unwanted redirects in Microsoft Edge

Peter Dobson 0 Reputation points

How can I stop Microsoft Edge from automatically opening new tabs with unwanted websites when I click on a link? It's frustrating to have to close the unwanted tab and navigate back to the original one. Is there a setting or extension that can stop this behavior?

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  1. S.Sengupta 13,716 Reputation points MVP

    To prevent unwanted redirects in Microsoft Edge, you can follow the steps below:

    1. Click on the three dots icon located at the top right corner of the browser.
    2. Select Settings. Now click on Menu.
    3. Scroll down to the Cookies and Site permissions , click on it.
    4. Click on Pop-ups and redirects.
    5. Toggle the Block switch to the On position.

    This should prevent unwanted redirects from occurring in Microsoft Edge.

    See also:

    How to Stop Automatic Redirects on Google, Firefox and Edge

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