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Inside Look: Internet Explorer 7, Beta 2
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Tabbed Browsing

One long-overdue, requested feature in IE 7 is tabbed browsing. Like its previous beta preview, IE 7 Beta 2 supports tabbed browsing. To add a new tab, move your mouse pointer over the New Tab tab and an icon showing a new page will appear (see Figure 4). Click on the icon and a new tab is created. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-T to add a new tab page to the current browser.



Figure 4
Figure 4. Adding a new tab page

One new feature related to tabbed browsing in the Beta 2 Preview is the new Quick Tab button (see Figure 5). If you click on the button with the down arrow icon, you can directly select a tab page to view.

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Figure 5. Selecting a tab page to view

The Quick Tab button renders miniature versions of all the tab pages (see Figure 6). Click on one of them to set the selected page as the current active tab page.

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Figure 6. Previewing all the tab pages using Quick Tab--click for full-size image.

You can also save a tab group to your Favorites (see Figure 7).

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Figure 7. Saving a tab group to Favorites

In this preview of IE 7, the menu bar is hidden. You need to press the Alt key to bring it up (see Figure 8).

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Figure 8. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar.

Tip: To permanently display the menu bar, click the Tools menu and select Toolbars-->Classic Menu.

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