Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I use a web application which is based on multiple tabs in browser. This is all fine to me, since this means I can just load those tabs to a single browser instance and have them there in one big group. However I'd like to be able to persist those tabs since reopening them is a bit cumbersome. Since I'm using Internet Explorer 9, I already tried the new pinning sites feature but that only allows for a single tab to be pinned.

So, how do I create a link similar to pinned site that would spawn a new instance of Internet Explorer 9 with the tabs I have predefined?

share|improve this question
    
Is IE your default browser? I assume that you don't want to set this web app as your home page(s) - it would be the easiest way to open several tabs. –  Siim K Jan 24 '11 at 9:03
    
@Siim: IE is currently not my default browser, although it might be in the future. And no, I'd like to reserve the home page functionality for other stuff. –  Esko Jan 24 '11 at 10:27

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Tony Schreiner has blogged about a way to launch IE and open several additional tabs (that have not been set as home pages) via the command line. Basically you create a JS file, and launch IE using that file using Windows Scripting Host.

You can find information about how to do that here: http://blogs.msdn.com/tonyschr/archive/2007/01/19/ie-automation-amp-tabs.aspx

Hope I could help

share|improve this answer
    
This nearly did what I wanted, the only problem now is that the web-app I mentioned in my question apparently uses some heavy JavaScript hijinx to fit itself to the browser window so that it fails when launched this way. That's of course the web-app's problem so this is really what I wanted. –  Esko Jan 25 '11 at 8:23

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.