Thursday, June 09, 2005 11:06 PM bart

MSN Toolbar - tabbed browsing

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of "tabbed browsing", but as a bunch of people think this is feature number one of today's browsers, Microsoft has finally provided an answer for this. So, here it is: tabbed browsing in IE. Download the brand new release of the MSN Toolbar over here http://toolbar.msn.com and off you go. Please note that the MSN Toolbar is the first step towards tabbed browsing, which will come later in IE7 as a built-in feature (beta due this summer).

Nice to know: the shortcut to create a new tab is CTRL-T. Using CTRL-TAB you can switch between the tabs. To close a tab, use CTRL-F4.

One final note: I've configured the toolbar to open up "MSN Search" whenever I create a new tab (there are four options, including the home page of IE, a blank page and a "tabbed browsing instructions" page). In the past I posted about my habit to do ALT-D, google, CTRL-ENTER, ENTER (11 keystrokes, easy to type due to the double o and g) to start searching on the net, which is far easier than the procedure CTRL-D, "search.msn.com", ENTER (17 keystrokes, nasty typing). Now I can do CTRL-T (2 keystrokes) and I'm ready to search using "MSN Search" :p, yeah cool baby.

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# Easy access to MSN Search; the sequel

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