Tabbed browsing tips
Open any link in a new tab
Clicking on any link with your middle mouse button or wheel opens that link in a new tab. Alternatively, you can hold down your Ctrl key in IE and Firefox and click a link to open that link in a new tab.
Clicking on an open tab with your middle mouse button closes that tab.
Open previous page in a new tab
Middle-click the back button to open a previous page in a new tab.
Open a new empty tab
Pressing Ctrl+T opens a new tab in all browsers.
Undo any closed tab
Pressing Ctrl+Shift+T will undo the closed tab. Alternatively, right-clicking on a portion of the tab bar also displays this option.
You can press Ctrl+Shift+T multiple times to undo all last closed tabs.
Quickly switch between open tabs
Hold down Ctrl and press 1 through 0 on their keyboard to open that respected tab.
You can also press Ctrl+Tab to switch between tabs left to right or press Ctrl+Shift+Tab to switch between tabs right to left.
View tab options
Right-clicking the active tab gives you an option to close all other non-active tabs.
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- See our browser and tab definition for further information and related links on this term.