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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Working with Tabs

Internet Explorer supports tabbed browsing, in which each open page appears in its own tab within a single Internet Explorer window. You can open dozens of tabs in each window, which makes surfing multiple sites easy. One of the nicest features of tabs is that Internet Explorer supplies each tab with its own execution thread, which means that you can start a page loading in one tab while reading downloaded page text in another tab. You can also specify multiple home pages that load in their own tabs when you start Internet Explorer (see “Changing the Home Page,” later in this chapter).

Opening a Page in a New Tab

Tabs are only as useful as they are easy to use, and Internet Explorer does a good job of making tabs simple. One ...

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