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    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing
    How to Use Tabbed Browsing in Internet Explorer in Vista
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    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing

    How to Use Tabbed Browsing in Internet Explorer in Vista

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    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: Windows Vista Help and How-to: Tabbed Browsing FAQs

    EXAMPLE: Internet Explorer Tabs on the Toolbar
    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing-tabs.jpg




    OPTION ONE

    How to Change Tabbed Browsing Settings in Internet Explorer

    1. Open IE7 and click Tools.
    A) Go to step 3.
    OR

    2. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)

    3. Click on Internet Options.

    4. Under the Tabs section, click on the Settings button. (See screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing-options.jpg
    5. To Enable or Disable Tabbed Browsing
    A) Check or uncheck Enable Tabbed Browsing. (See screenshot below step 6)
    NOTE: You will need to close and restart IE7 to apply.
    6. If enabled, check or dot the settings you want.
    NOTE: To restore the default tabbed browsing settings, click on the Restore defaults button.
    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing-settings.jpg
    7. Click on OK. (See screenshot above)

    8. Click on OK again. (See screenshot below step 4)




    OPTION TWO

    How to Make Internet Explorer Open the Last Opened Tabs again

    NOTE: This saves your currently opened tabs when you close IE, and open them automatically the next time you use IE.



    OPTION THREE

    How to Open or Close a Tab in Internet Explorer

    NOTE: IE automatically opens inside a tab when opened unless you disabled Tabbed browsing.
    1. To Open a New Tab
    A) Click on the last tab, on a tab, or Quick Tabs button. (See screenshot below step 2)
    2. To Close a Tab
    A) Click on the X in the tab's upper right corner.
    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing-newtab.jpg




    OPTION FOUR

    How to Use Quick Tabs in Internet Explorer

    1. Click on the left (four windows) Quick Tabs button to see a thumbnail view of each open tab. (See red box in screenshot below)
    NOTE: Click on the button again to close it.
    A) Click on a thumbnail to choose to open that tab.

    B) Click on the X to close that tab.
    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing-thumbnail_view.jpg
    2. Click on the right (arrow) Quick Tabs button to see a drop down list of the tabs. (See red box in screenshot below)
    NOTE: Click on the button again to close it.
    A) Click on the tab listed you want to open.
    Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing-arrow.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing

    Normally, after an extended browsing session, I go to Tools|Internet Options|General -> Use Current to save my open pages, so that when I come back, I can continue where I left off.

    Sure, I could always add all open pages to my favourites as a Tab Group, but I don't want to do that, because I some of the pages I don't want to have in my favourites.

    But sometimes I have more than 8 tabs open, and IE7 only allows 8 pages to be used as home pages.

    Is there a way to allow Internet Explorer 7 use more than 8 homepages?

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing

    Hi Peter,

    Not that I am aware of. The only way I know for more than 8, is to use the Favorites. You can always delete the ones you do not want to keep in Favorites.

    Sorry,
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    Re: Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing

    I believe that's true. Opera has a similar limitation- not sure about Firefox.

    But yeha, I just have gotten much better about organizing favorites. I like having that pulldown just to the left.

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Tabbed Browsing

    Quote Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post
    Normally, after an extended browsing session, I go to Tools|Internet Options|General -> Use Current to save my open pages, so that when I come back, I can continue where I left off.

    Sure, I could always add all open pages to my favourites as a Tab Group, but I don't want to do that, because I some of the pages I don't want to have in my favourites.

    But sometimes I have more than 8 tabs open, and IE7 only allows 8 pages to be used as home pages.

    Is there a way to allow Internet Explorer 7 use more than 8 homepages?
    Peter,

    I found a possible solution for you. See the How to Make IE7 Open the Last Opened Tabs Again : above for the solution. It allows you to tell IE7 to automatically reopen the currently open tabs again when you use IE7 next.

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