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Tabbed Browsing Settings in Windows 7 IE

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

With the installation of Windows 7 Internet Explorer 8 is also installed and can be used as the default web browser to navigate through several websites. The new feature in Internet Explorer 8 is that it allows tabbed browsing which means that users are not required to open multiple instances of the application for every website they want to visit. On the contrary a single instance of Internet Explorer is now capable of opening multiple webpages in tabbed form. Technically this increases the performance of the computer by utilizing laser processing of CPU. Although this feature is very helpful for all types of users however in some cases users may not want this facility to be enabled for several security and personal reasons. Keeping this in mind Microsoft has also included the feature of disabling this tabbed browsing as per users’ requirements. As a Windows 7 user if you want to disable the tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 8 you are required to follow the steps given as below:

  1. Logon to the computer on which Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 is installed.

  2. Click on Start button and from the menu click on Control Panel.

  3. In the open window click on Network and Internet and on the next window click on Internet Options link.

  4. On Internet Properties box make sure that you are on General tab and under Tabs section click on Settings.

  5. On Tabbed Browsing Settings box uncheck **Enable Tabbed Browsing (requires restarting Internet Explorer)**check box to disable tabbed browsing.

  6. Once done click on Ok buttons on all the opened boxes to allow the changes to take effect.