Using tabs in Internet Explorer® 8
The new Internet Explorer 8 shows each Web page that you browse in a tab showing the page name. This existing tab is not the only one you can have in the Internet Explorer window. Now, to add a tab to the Internet Explorer 8, you need to click the New Tab button which is the blank button to the right of the existing tab in which a page icon appears as soon as you position the mouse pointer on it. You can also press Ctrl+T on your keyboard to open the new tab.
When you click the New Tab button or press Ctrl+T keys on your keyboard then Internet Explorer 8 adds a What Do You Want to Do Next Web page in a new tab that shows to the right of the tab for the page you were viewing. The program also adds a Quick Tab button which is the one with four buttons arranged in a square to the left of the first Web tab.
When you change to another Web page after inserting a new tab then Internet Explorer 8 shows that page and enters its title in the new tab. Then you can go back and forth between the Internet page that is open in the first tab and the one you just changed to in the new tab by clicking their tabs. Now, you need to click the Quick Tabs button or press Ctrl+Q on your keyboard for a second time to close the Quick Tabs view and come back to the normal page display in Internet Explorer 8. You can also click the drop-down button which is to the right of the Quick Tabs button that displays a list of all the tabs you have open in Internet Explorer. It is helpful when you have a number of tabs opened. You simply click its name on this drop-down list to choose a new tab and display a new Web page.
When you exit Internet Explorer 8 after making a cluster of tabs for the various Internet pages that you have been visiting then the program shows an alert dialog box asking whether you want to shut all the tabs which you must do by clicking its Close All Tabs in order to close Internet Explorer. If all you want to do is close the Internet page showed in the existing tab of the browser then you need to click the Close Current Tab button instead.