Browsers are an essential part of our work at the computer. We have a large number of tabs in the browser open, and very easy to get lost, which tab is opened where and how to find the right at the moment. To solve this problem, Just follow our simple tips and you will become a true master in working with a large number of tabs.
In fact, work with tabs – it’s like that joke about cats. You do not like cats? You just do not know how to cook them. You just need to learn to work with tabs and use suitable for this function browser. And you can not understand how they lived before.
Keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys)
Hot keys – very convenient way to manage tabs. Especially when the tabs are so tiny that even uncomfortable for them to click.
- + Tab Ctrl – Switch between tabs to the right.
- + Shift + Ctrl Tab – switch between the tabs to the left side.
- Ctrl + W / Cmd + W on a Mac – close the active tab.
It is only a few combinations that allow you to quickly switch between tabs.Keyboard shortcuts, there is much more. And some of them can make you use the keyboard instead of the mouse to control the tabs.
Storing open tabs
When you constantly switch between the browser and other programs, there is a possibility that you could accidentally close the browser, and then you have all the reopening. And well, if you remember that you had open. With all this headache can save browser function that allows you to remember what tabs were open before closing it.
Enable this function and thereby free yourself from unnecessary work in the future:
- Google Chrome: Settings → Start → group continues to work with the same place.
- Firefox: Settings → General → When you start Firefox → Show windows and tabs from last time.
- Apple Safari: Settings → General → Safari opens when you start → all windows from the last session.
Adding tabs to Favorites
Another quick way to save open tabs to work with them then – is to add them to a folder in the tabs. To do this, click on the tab of the right mouse button and select “Add to Favorites tab.” The name of the item may vary in different browsers, but is easy to understand that this is the point that you need. As a result, your bookmarks folder appears with your address site. Next, right click on the folder, select “Open All Bookmarks” – all tabs in front of us again.
Sort tabs on separate browser windows
Who said that all the tabs must be in the same browser window? You can sort your tabs in different windows. For example, all of the tabs that relate to a single project, you can move to another browser window, and all that relates to entertainment to another, and so on. Simply pull the tab on the empty space desktop, and you will open a new window. Another way – to make a right click on the link, or tab and choose from the list of “Open in New Window.”
Selecting multiple tabs
You can perform various actions with more than one tab, but with several. But for this you first need to choose the most tabs. Hold down the Ctrl (or Cmd on a Mac) and choose that you need at the moment of the tab. Everything can now close them, restart, add bookmarks, and so on.
In modern browsers from good developers have a cool feature “Pin tab”. This is very handy if you keep constant open a particular tab. For example, it may be a tab with Gmail or music service. Once you attach the tab, it will be difficult to close and it will take up less space on the tab bar. Just click on the tab, right-click and select the desired item in the list.
Restoring a closed tab
Sometimes it turns out that accidentally close the tab that you did not want to close.The hand twitched and he changed his mind at the close – anything can happen. To display this tab again, you can, of course, go to the browser history and found this site. And you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T (or Cmd + Shift + T on Mac in Chrome and Firefox, and Cmd + Z in Safari), return to this tab. Also, you can help to right click on any tab in your browser.
Groups tabs in Firefox
Nearly five years ago, the developers have added to the Firefox browser is very cool feature called “Tab Groups” or “Panorama”. It is virtually performs a trick described above. We are talking about using different browser windows to tabs. Only here it all done more beautifully, and you do not need to produce a lot of windows. A couple of clicks and you have switched to a job with another project or, conversely, have fun after work. To start a group of tabs, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + E or Cmd + Shift + E on the Mac.
I hope that now your job with a lot of browser tabs will be a little easier.