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Internet Explorer Tabs

Here are answers to some common questions about tabbed browsing.


What is tabbed browsing?
Tabbed browsing is a feature in Internet Explorer that allows you to open multiple websites in a single browser window. You can open webpages on new tabs, and switch between them by clicking the tab. If you have multiple tabs open, you can use Quick Tabs to easily switch to other tabs. The advantage is that you have fewer items open on the taskbar. For more information, see Using Quick Tabs in Internet Explorer.


How do I open a new tab?
To open a new blank tab, click the New Tab button on the tab row or press CTRL+T. To open a new tab when you follow a link on a webpage, press CTRL as you click the link or right-click the link and then click Open in New Tab. If you have a mouse with a wheel, you can click a link with the wheel to open a new tab.


New Tab button


How do I close a tab?
Click the X on the tab to close it. If you have a mouse with a wheel, you can click a link with the wheel to open a new tab.

How do I save a group of tabs?
To save a group of tabs, click the Add to Favorites button , and then click Add Tab Group to Favorites. Give the group a folder name, and then click Add.

How do I open a group of tabs that I've saved?
Click the Favorites Center button and then click the folder that you want to open. Click the arrow to the right of the folder name . All of the webpages will open on separate tabs.

I want to close Internet Explorer but I have a lot of tabs open. Is there anything I can do to make them re-open the next time I start Internet Explorer?
Yes. When you close Internet Explorer, you will be asked whether you want to close all tabs. When the prompt appears, click Show Options, select Open these the next time I use Internet Explorer, and then click Close Tabs. When you reopen Internet Explorer the tabs will be restored.

Can I turn off the tabs?
Yes. Here's how:

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then, in the Tabs section, click Settings.
  4. Clear the Enable Tabbed Browsing check box.
  5. Click OK twice.
  6. Close Internet Explorer and then open it again.

What mouse and keyboard shortcuts can I use when working with tabs?
The following table describes the mouse and keyboard shortcuts that are available when working with tabs.

To do this Press this
Open links in a new tab in the background CTRL+click
Open links in a new tab in the foreground CTRL+SHIFT+click
Open a new tab in the foreground CTRL+T or double-click an empty space on the tab row
Switch between tabs CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Close current tab (or current window when there are no open tabs) CTRL+W or ALT+F4
Open a new tab in the foreground from the Address bar ALT+ENTER
Switch to a specific tab number CTRL+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)
Switch to the last tab CTRL+9
Close other tabs CTRL+ALT+F4
Open Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) CTRL+Q
Open a link in a tab with a wheel mouse Click the link with the mouse wheel
Close a tab with a wheel mouse Click the tab with the mouse wheel

Can I choose whether pop-ups are displayed in a new window or on a new tab?
Yes. You can choose to always display pop-ups on a new tab, to always display them in a new window, or to let Internet Explorer decide how to display them. If you opt to let Internet Explorer decide how to display pop-ups, it will display the pop-up in a new window if the pop-up specifies size or display requirements. Otherwise, the pop-up is displayed in a new tab.

To change how pop-ups are displayed

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then, in the Tabs section, click Settings.
  4. Make a selection in the When a pop-up is encountered section.
  5. Click OK twice.

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