Tips to hide tabs in Internet Explorer®
What is Internet Explorer? What is the method to hide the tabs in Internet Explorer?
Internet Explorer is a freeware web browser from Microsoft. There are many versions of the browser. The latest version among the series is Internet Explorer 9. The browser has been added with many new features and enhancements which makes your browsing activities more professional and easiest one. It comes with a History Explorer bar which can be used for changing the sort order of web page entries in the basis of Order visited today, Site and Date etc. The Search Explorer bar is useful in find put a web page, a person’s address and a map, etc. Another feature is the Favorites which allow adding websites to your favorite list so that you can access these specific websites more easily. The AutoComplete Feature will suggest available matches for entries you type in the Address bar which makes browsing faster. The most important feature included in Internet Explorer is the Enhanced Tab Management. The feature allows users to move tabs between windows easily by tearing them between different windows. Thus, you can see all opened web pages in a single browser window.
Here are some notes on hiding tabs in Internet Explorer:
- Need to hide tabs
- Using Internet Explorer Options
- Using registry hacks
Need to hide tabs
The tabbing feature is much useful in Internet Explorer while browsing through different websites at a time. But, you may be in need to hide the tab in Internet Explorer sometimes. It may be because you wish to have these websites opened in different windows. You may also reduce issues like slow loading and Internet Explorer hangs by hiding the tab feature and opening web pages in different windows.
Using Internet Explorer Options
You can use Internet Explorer to hide tabs. This can be accesses from the Tools menu of the Internet Explorer. In the Internet Explorer Properties box, select the General tab and click the Settings button in the Tabs section. It will bring up a new dialog box and you need to uncheck the Enable Tabbed Browsing checkbox. Click the OK button and get the dialog box closed. After doing all these, restart Internet Explorer and get these changes saved.
There are some registry hacks introduced which can be used for hiding tabs in the Internet Explorer. This can be used only if you are a system administrator. You can use the ‘Disable Tab Browsing’ tool for this. You need to download the tool from websites and then unzip it. You need to double-click the tool and get the tabbed feature disabled.
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