What is tab browsing and how do you do it?

Question

I have installed mozilla firefox, and I am confused. What is tab browsing and how do you do it?

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This question was answered on November 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Its a feature built in to Firefox that works like having more then one window open and shown on the toolbar Say if you want to browse the internet and want to have many different sites open at the same time, rather than opening firefox or IE many times, you can just open one Firefox window and then open all your pages within that one window The different pages are then shown as tabs along the top of the page and you can change between them by clicking on the tab In exactly the same way as you used to with IE in the toolbar I like it cos it saves space on my frequently cluttered toolbar! All my browser pages are represented by one Firefox window You can add new tabs from the file menu and then by double clicking next to another one The little thing with the red cross on the right hand side closes the currently active one You can also get updates from the website to change how you can use the tabs.

Oh and hold Ctrl while clicking a link to open it in a new tab Hold shift to open in new window, not that you'd ever really want to!

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 24, 2004