Screenshots: Give every window in Windows 7 a tabbed user interface

You can pick and choose which windows you want to have tabs.

Configuration settings

If you right click on any tab and select the Settings command, you'll see the Settings dialog box. On the Filtering tab you can specify which windows you do or don't want to apply tabs to. (By default, all open windows get a tab.) For instance, Internet Explorer already has its built-in tabs so I don't necessarily want WindowTabs to add more tabs. As such, I can select the Disable tabbing for the following applications and then type iexplore.exe in the list, as shown. When I do, every window except Internet Explorer has tabs. If there are other windows on which you do not wish to have tabs, you can type their executable file names in the list as well.


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.