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Get more out of Internet Explorer 7 tabs when using Windows XP

Most Windows XP users have upgraded to Internet Explorer 7.0 in order to take advantage of the Tabs feature, which allows you to view multiple sites at the same time. Here are some shortcuts and tricks that you can use to get even more out of Internet Explorer 7.0's tabs.

Many Windows XP users have upgraded to Internet Explorer 7 in order to take advantage of the Tabs feature, which allows you to view multiple sites at the same time. Here are some shortcuts and tricks that you can use to get even more out of Internet Explorer 7's tabs.

  • While clicking the tabs to switch between them is handy, you can also switch between tabs by pressing [Ctrl][Tab].
  • If you have a wheel mouse, you can open a link in a new tab by clicking the link with the wheel button.
  • While you can start a new tab by clicking the small New Tab button, you can also open a new tab by pressing [Ctrl]T.
  • If you're scanning several sites on multiple tabs and want to return to this same set of tabs at a later date, click the Add To Favorites button and use the Add Tab Group To Favorites command.
  • If you have a wheel mouse, you can close any tab by clicking it with the wheel button.
  • When scanning several sites on multiple tabs, you can click and drag the tabs in any arrangement that you wish.
Note: This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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