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Simplify Internet browsing by using tabs

During the course of any web-browsing session, you may end up with several telescoping treks into many different sites. An alternative to opening 20 windows is to use browser tabs instead.

Browser tabs are supported in every major browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari). Think of a tab like adding a new page to the current window that can have a completely different website loaded in it.

For example, here’s a screenshot of my current tabs in Firefox:

Screenshot of Firefox tabs
Screenshot of Firefox tabs

Not only do browser tabs simplify your browsing experience, they can also save system resources and time. For instance, if you frequent a website that is slow to load, you can flip to a different tab and read that webpage while the other one loads.

To access the tabs feature (for each of the listed browsers), hold the Control key and press the T key (Ctrl + T). This will open a new tab in the current window. If you’re not much for keyboard shortcuts, most browsers have a button that will add a new tab.

Web browser Button image
to add new tab
Internet Explorer IE Tab
Firefox Firefox Tab
Google Chrome Google Chrome Tab
Opera Opera Tab
Safari Safari Tab