Microsoft Edgee doing something very strange if you are using Bing Search. The links will open in new tabs and the search page will remain open in another. It can get annoying and it’s not clear if Bing or Edge is involved.

Here’s the problem we’re talking about: You perform a search, click a link in the results, and you’ll be taken to a new tab. You click the Back button to go back to the results, but that keeps you in the new tab that just opened. Now you click on a different result and you are taken to another new tab.

Each time you click on a link, you will be taken to a new tab and the results will remain open in the original tab. But going back from the new tab doesn’t take you to that original tab. So you quickly end up with a bunch of open Bing search results tabs and it’s very frustrating.

The solution is actually in Bing Safe Search settings for some reason. It only seems to be on by default if you’re using Edge.

Open Microsoft Edge on your the Windows, Mac, or Linux PC and go to Bing.com. Click it hamburger menu icon in the upper right corner.

Select “Safe Search” from the menu.

To select "Safe search."

Scroll down to the “Results” section and uncheck both “Open search results links in new tab or window” and “Open news results links in new tab or window “.

Uncheck both options.

Surprisingly, that’s all there is to it. This is a very strange and frustrating “feature” that is clearly designed to keep Bing open as much as possible. Some people said it gets reset every now and then so you might need to turn it off again.

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