How to Remove Tabs From the Status Bar

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Tabs in the browser window enable a user to view multiple open windows at once. The home page will open in the first tab and every site you visit after that will create a new tab on your status bar. You can just click from tab to tab as you navigate between sites without losing the Web page you started on. Internet browsers also offer users the option to remove the tabs.

Internet Explorer

  • Open a Internet Explorer window.

  • Click your mouse on "Tools" on the top bar. You will see a list of options drop down.

  • Click on "Internet Options". A dialog box will pop up.

  • Click on the "General" tab on the opt of this dialog box.

  • Locate the "Tabs" section and click "Settings." This will take you to the setup page for tabs.

  • Clear the check mark from "Enable Tabbed Browsing."

  • Click the "OK" button. You will now have to close Internet Explorer and restart for the changes to take effect. When you reopen Internet Explorer you will see the tabs are gone.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open a Mozilla Firefox Internet browser window.

  • Click on "Tools" on the top bar of the window. This will cause a menu to drop down.

  • Click on "Options." A new dialog box will pop up.

  • Choose "Tab" from the top bar of the dialog box. In this box you will see all your tab browsing options.

  • Clear the check marks from all boxes. Click "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • You can bring back the tabs at any time, if you decide you want them, by following these steps and checking the appropriate boxes.
  • Both Windows Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have other options for the way tabs work. You can choose how multiple tabs open or enable the quick tab option.

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