For Seniors: Use Tabs in Web Browsers
Browsers use tabs to allow you to display several web pages at once, each on a different tab. A web browser's tabs allow you to quickly switch between open web pages, which makes reviewing a lot of material on the Internet much easier.
For example, if you're looking for a banana cream pie recipe similar to your aunt's (which you've accidentally misplaced), you could open the recipes you find in separate tabs for easy comparison. Most web browsers use tabs today, including Internet Explorer.
With Internet Explorer open, click New Tab.
The New Tab is the smallest, blank tab on the far right side of the tabs. A new tab is opened, and a list of the sites you visit most often are displayed as icons.
You can also press Ctrl+T to open a new tab in Internet Explorer.
Click on a popular site's icon, or enter a URL in the Address bar and press Enter.
The page you select or whose address you entered opens in that tab.
You can also select a web page to display in the tab from the drop-down list that appears when you click the blue arrow in the Address bar.
If you select a page from the list, it appears in the tab. After displaying a page in the new tab, you can then click other tabs as desired to switch among open web pages.
You do not have to open a new tab for every page you want to visit; you can move from page to page in a tab just as you might in the Internet Explorer window.
Close an active tab by clicking the Close button on the right side of the tab.
The tab is closed and the web page it contained is no longer open.
To keep one tab open and close all others, right-click the tab you want to keep open and choose Close Other Tabs.