Tabs are a graphical user interface feature that allows multiple documents to be contained within a single window.

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Stop opening a result on a google search page in new tab Chrome

When I do a search in Google Chrome, the Google.com website comes up with all of my search results. Then, I go to click on a search result. It opens the search result in a new tab, instead of in the ...
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Firefox setting “tabMinWidth” not working, how can I configure minimum tab width?

When I install my computer, I like to set the tabs minimum width to a smaller value via the about:config page. I've noticed that this no longer works (I'm on 8.0), although the setting still exists. ...
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Vim plugin presenting a list of open tabs

I've looked around and couldn't seem to find what I need. Basically, when I have many open tabs, it becomes difficult to realize what file is open in a specific tab. Is there a plugin that would ...
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Firefox: Is there a way to store my tabs on the net and restore in a different machine?

I use at least two computers, Firefox is installed on both of them (latest version). Is there an addon that stores my current tabs somewhere on the net, and then restores them on a different machine? ...
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Force one tab in Chrome

Does Google Chrome have a way to force links to open in a new window instead of a new tab?
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Firefox 4 keeps restoring my last session's tabs

Under Options -> General -> Startup, I have the action set to "Show my homepage". However, every time I open up Firefox 4 it opens up my last session's tabs. I tried restarting, changing from "Show ...
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Configure Firefox to allow no more than 10 tabs/windows

How do I configure Firefox so that the user should not or can not open more then 10 tabs/windows during a session? Or is there an add-on that will do this?
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Replace a thumbnail with another in google chrome new tab page?

I have 8 thumbnails in my google chrome new tab page... Two have been blocked in my company... How to replace that two thumbnails with new ones....
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What's up with tab order on my Mac?

So, I just got my first Mac. It is slick, and I feel like I don't know how to do anything, but overall it is a great machine. However, I am becoming frustrated with the tab order in most web pages. ...
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Is there a Page Snooze add-on for Firefox?

I'm really taken by the Google Chrome extension "Page Snooze", which lets you close a tab and schedule it to reappear in say a week. Is there any add-on/extension like Page Snooze for Firefox?
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Auto color of tabs in Firefox based on URL/domain?

I need to have open three URLs that are the same on three different servers. It becomes bit hard to quickly select the tab I need to go to in quick manner. To have the same color or same color scheme ...
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How can Console2 use the current directory as the name of a bash tab?

Is this possible at all? (basically a pendant to cmd.exe's title command that Mikel's answer mentions, although I'd prefer changing the entire tab name instead of adding a window title)
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How to make links with target=“_blank” open tab in current window?

Using Firefox 3.6.8, if I have two or more windows open and I click a link with target="_blank", it always opens the link in a new tab in the first window. How can I make it so these links always open ...
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Chrome “New Tab Page” not showing most frequently visited pages

Google Chrome's New Tab Page is not populating the most frequented visted sites grid with anything: It's been sitting like that1 for months. My work machine populates them fine. Edit: Google ...
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Textmate - don't even use soft tabs

I've just moved to Mac and am trying out TextMate, so I'm not familiar with bundle config etc. Is there a way to make TextMate just use spaces, rather than soft tabs, for all file types? For example: ...
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Closed Opera window with tabs, trying to get them back from other window still open

I accidentally closed an Opera window with many important tabs open only to find out that another window is still active with one tab open. Closing it will overwrite the saved tabs of the other ...
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In Opera how to open a link from a private tab in a normal tab?

There are search engines I don't trust, which is why I keep searches inside private tabs. Is it possible (and how) to open a normal tab from a private tab? I.e. so that if one of the search results ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt?

What command line options can I use for opening multiple tabs in IE 8 from the command prompt or a .bat file? I've tried the URLs separated by "", commas, <> and |, but nothing has worked.
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Firefox/Chrome disable search opening in a new tab

When you select some text with Firefox and Chrome for that matter you can right click the highlight text and search some query (highlight the text above and right click) Search Google for "some ...
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IE8 registry location for multiple home page tabs

I'd like to open three tabs when ever I open IE8. I've found where to define the start page, but how do I define the other two tabs?
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Limit IE8 to a single window (always use tabs)

How can I prevent Internet Explorer 8 from opening multiple windows? I only want a single IE window, with multiple tabs. Sometimes a have multiple browser windows open and I don't like it when I ...
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Firefox Extension - Sort by Domain

Like many of you I overuse tabs in Firefox, currently I've about 180 open tabs (my record is ~ 800) and that reduces my productivity since I'm always browsing between them to find the one I need, ...
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Is there a way in Firefox to control how a link opens based on which site you are on?

When I'm on my home page (www.google.com, for example), I would like all links to open in a new tab even if it explicitly orders the link to open in a new window. On the other hand, I would like all ...
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I want to “tab dock” any app to side (or top) of Desktop (in Windows 7)?

I am looking for something a bit different than any "dock" style app I have tried. What I am looking for is something a bit like the awesome "stick" application ...
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Disable tab scrolling in Firefox 4 beta 10

is there a way to disable tab scrolling in firefox 4? So that i am able to view all tabs at any time (like in opera oder chromium/chrome). As far as i see the only posibilty comes with extensions like ...
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Is it possible to make Firefox open a folder of bookmarks in a new window?

Is it possible to make Firefox open an entire folder of bookmarks in a new window? Each bookmark in the folder would have its own tab in the new window. I know about middle-clicking to open a folder ...
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how to enable command line autocomplete after sqlite

Once upon a time when I started sqlite from the command line I could using the tabbing autocomplete to enter the database name. This has not worked for a while now. Any suggestions on how to do this? ...
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Close tab that has a JavaScript pop-up dialog

I was opening up a bunch of links in different tabs when one of them had a JavaScript pop-up dialog. It was trying to force me to download something and no matter how many times I clicked "Cancel" ...
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Is there a way to open javascript functions in new tabs?

So, I'm trying to use a website that allows searching, and is pretty slow. Naturally, I'd like to open all of the interesting results in tabs, so I don't have to wait for them all to load. ...
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Syncing Google Chrome tabs on the fly

I am wondering if there is a way to sync tabs in Google Chrome in a way that once you open or close a tab on one browser, it opens or closes on all of your other machines. The current sync options is ...
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Open a URL file in a new tab of existing IE window from command line

When IE10 is set as my default browser, double-clicking an internet shortcut (*.url file) opens it in a new tab of the existing IE window. However, when it is not the default, every way of opening a ...
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Always open URLs from a pinned tab in a new window

I want to make sure that all the tabs that I've pinned will stay pinned at the correct page. In Google Chrome, is it possible to prevent the URL of a pinned tab from being changed (so that clicking on ...
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Tabs shrinking in Google Chrome

Is there any way to prevent tabs from shrinking when I open many (I mean 20, 30 or even more). Something like in Firefox - it just moves them "behind the scene". It can be some extension or hack. ...
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How to lock Firefox tab to domain or URL pattern

I know Firefox extensions that allow protecting (cannot be closed) and locking (cannot change URL) tabs. What I need is an extension that locks a tab to a certain domain or URL pattern. For example, ...
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Show as tab option/addon for firefox

In chrome when a popup window opens, we have an option to make it as a tab and hence we could move/dock it to the main chrome browser window. I could not find a similar Show as tab option for ...
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Tiling Window Manager, Terminal Multiplexer, Text Editor, How Do You Mange Windows? [closed]

I have seen people running a tiled window manager (like dwm, awesome, Xmonad) handling a tabbed terminal running a terminal multiplexer (like tmux, screen) running a text editor that supports split ...
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Is there a browser addon to check for duplicate tabs?

Is there a Firefox addon to check if a tab is already opened? For example, I have a lot of tabs usually and I open several a time as I read a page. Is there a way to say for example if I've already ...
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How can I get the VS Color Theme Editor to color my tabs properly?

In an application (Visual Studio 2010) the tabs of files that are opened in the editor are always brownisch, whatever Windows theme I use. There is a plugin for VS2010 (Visual Studio Color Theme ...
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Error in Internet Explorer8 Windows 7: this tab has been recovered

I get this error every time I open Internet Explorer8 in Windows 7, and a popup appear which says: this tab has been recovered and it close open the tab that I can't even surf a page (any page) with ...
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Cycling tabs graphically

Mac OS X's window manager is composed of: Applications Windows Tabs By default on OS X, you can cycle over applications with the famous ⌘⇥ shortcut. In addition to this, I use a little utility ...
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Merge tabs from 2 session of IE8?

Sometimes I wind up with two or more instances of IE8 running, and each instance has a few tabs open. Is there a way to merge all the tabs from all the IE8 instances into just one instance of IE8, ...
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Counterintuitive Tab Usage in Internet Explorer

Intuitively, when I close a tab in Internet Explorer, I would expect it to return to it's parent tab, i.e. the tab I was on when I right-clicked a link and said, "Open in New Tab". However, the rule ...
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Chrome on OS X: Every new session kills all my pinned tabs

I am running Mavericks (10.9.4) on my MBP with Google Chrome (Version 36.0.1985.125). Anytime I pin a tab, it will stay pinned for the remainder of my browser session. Every time I exit Chrome ...
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Google Chrome background tabs don't load/build until selected

When browsing, I tend to middle-click things I want to read so they load in a new tab in the background. That way they're ready to read when I finish the current page. Recently the behavior changed ...
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Internet Explorer 11: Dragging a link to the new tab button no longer works

The image pretty much sums up my problem. It used to work, now it doesn't. What changed?
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Enabling MRU tabbing in Notepad++ but without the “document switcher” popup?

I like the MRU (Most Recently Used) tabbing order of Notepad++, but really dislike the "document switcher" that pops up when you use CTRL-TAB. When I disable the document switcher option in Settings ...
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How can I make OSX terminal tab names the same as .ssh/config host aliases

Setting up a .ssh/config is a great time saver. The host aliases with user defined names make it easier keep track servers and key files. However, the OSX terminal tab names are displaying what ever ...
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How to combine ALT shortcuts and pinned app tabs in Firefox 4?

I usually switch between tabs using the Alt shortcuts; for example, Alt + 2 switches to the second tab. With Firefox 4 this has become problematic as soon as tabs are pinned as application tabs. Alt + ...
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Using tab to indent a list rather than move to a new table cell in MS Word

I work with tables in MS Word a lot, and inside those tables I often have numbered lists. I would like to have the "TAB" key primarily function to increase indent, and then secondarily be used to tab ...
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Firefox: getting access to the list of tabs/windows to restore on startup

Sometimes Firefox fails to restore the previously open tabs/windows. This might be happening when some of the URLs to be opened are no longer reachable (e.g. behind a VPN) or after the underlying OS ...