At Code Blue Computing, we love to bring tips and tricks to our customers. Educating our clients on how to do things more efficiently (and perhaps be a bit more cool), is our passion. Today, we’re looking at the very seldom used and probably mis-understood feature of Internet Browsers — Tabbed Browsing.
Did you know that you can open several different websites within a single Internet Explorer or Firefox browser? Yes, you can! It’s called Tabbed Browsing and it’s been around for a bit now. All of the major Internet Browsers have this feature, whether you prefer Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera or even good ole’ Microsoft Internet Explorer. Tabbed browsing helps keep your taskbar from getting all cluttered up with multiple browser apps being open. It’s easy to use too. For Firefox and Internet Explorer, look at the very top of the program. In Internet Explorer you will see what appears to be a greyed out square next to the tab showing which website you are on, which is just to the right of the URL Address box. See example below circled in red. Just click on this box to start a new session within the same browser window.
In Firefox, it is very similar except you will see a “+” in the box. This indicates to add a new session. See example below circled in red. Again, just click on the “+” tab to open a new session within the same Firefox browser.
You can easily switch between websites you are viewing by clicking on the tab in the browser. No more minimizing one browser window, maximizing another. Saves time and even system resources.
Not everyone is aware of this handy feature in the internet browsers so give it a try. You’ll like it. Open one tab to your email, another to a news site and another to FaceBook or whatever you prefer and see how easy it is to go between websites. We think you’ll love it!
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