Enhanced tabs

With Internet Explorer 9, web navigation and multitasking are easier than ever.

By default, tabs are shown to the right of the Address bar. To have the tabs show on their own row below the Address bar, right-click in the open area to the right of the New tab button, and then click Show tabs below Address bar.

Tear-off tabs

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Tear-off tabs and Snap make it easy to view two websites at the same time

Tear-off tabs make interacting with multiple sites fast and intuitive. You can rearrange tabs within Internet Explorer 9—just like you can rearrange icons in the taskbar in Windows 7—or you can open any tab in a new browser window by dragging that tab to your desktop. If you need to view more than one webpage at a time to accomplish a task, use Tear-off tabs together with Snap. It’s a great way to show multiple webpages side-by-side on your screen.

Make access to your favorite sites easy. Drag a tab and pin it directly to the taskbar or to the Start menu. Or, drag a tab to the Favorites bar. Whichever you choose, your favorite sites will be right at your fingertips.

Color-coded tabs

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Color-coded tabs make it easy to stay organized

Having lots of tabs open at once can be overwhelming and time-consuming, especially when you try to go back and find websites you’ve opened. With Internet Explorer 9, tabs that are related are color coded, making it easier to stay organized while browsing multiple webpages.

At a glance you’re able to see which tabs go together. When you open a new tab from another tab, the new one is placed next to the first tab and is color coded to match. And when a tab is closed that’s part of a group, another tab from that group is displayed so you’re not left looking at an unrelated page.

If you want to close a tab or the whole tab group, or remove a tab from a group, right-click the tab or tab group and choose what you want to do. From there you can also refresh one or all tabs, make a duplicate tab, open a new tab, reopen the last tab closed, or see a list of all recently closed tabs and reopen any or all of them.