• TechTip: Use of Tabs in Internet Explorer


    I know you have been there. You are searching for something on the Internet and found several pages that were close to what you were looking for.


    Before you know it, 15 minutes (or more) has gone by and you are having a hard time getting back to the pages you liked. You click back, back, back, back, back, back, etc. Sometimes you can get back to your preferred page, sometimes you cannot.


    By using the "Tabs" feature in Internet Explorer, you can have several webpages open at once and avoid the back, back, back technique.


    One example of the use of Tabs: When you are on a website, create a new tab, and perform a search with Google or your favorite search engine. Once you find a site you like, right-click on the link and select "Open in a New Tab". You can then use your tabs to to avoid losing your way on the Internet.


    Click on the video to the right to see how "Tabs" can enhance your Internet experience. This video is using IE7, but the general concepts are the same as the version your are presently using.


    Once I discovered Tabs, I could not imagine ever being on the web without using them!