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An Introduction to Tabbed Browsing


How does Firefox tabbed browsing work?


This question was answered on June 21, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Now, this is one of the best features of Mozilla Firefox Almost all of my time online I need to have many browsers open at the same time, and honestly, it can get quite messy sometimes Mozilla Firefox has however added a very helpful function to the browser, called tabbing Firefox was not the first browser to integrate tabbed browsing; in fact the concept is almost as old as the Internet as we know it Read on to learn how to enhance your web browsing with tabs:

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser, and then press Ctrl-T at the same time Your browser will now open a new tab that can be used, in the same browser window

As you see by pressing Ctrl-T you now have 2 tabs in the same browser You can alternate between these by pressing Ctrl-Tab If you need more browsing tabs simply press Ctrl-T again.

If you want the browser to open multiple sites when you start the browser, this is possible Go Tools > Options...and you will see this choice in the General selection:

As you see the browser here gives you a variety of options, you can 1 Use the pages you're currently browsing; 2 Choose startup pages from you bookmarks; 3 Use a blank page As you see in the screenshot, you can also write in the home page(s) manually, and if there's more than one, divided with a | mark Use as many pages as you like.

There are more ways to control how tabs work as well, if you right-click on a tab, you'll see something like this:

Here you're able to create new tabs, reload the current tab (reload is also available via Ctrl-R), reload all tabs, close other tabs and finally close tab (also available via Ctrl-W).

More Firefox tips to come!

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on June 21, 2006