Open Multiple Websites at Once

Lots of folks have a routine when it comes to browsing the Internet, going to the same sites every day to check out news, Facebook, Twitter or various blogs.

If you use Internet Explorer you can have IE start all of your favourite daily sites  in their own tabs!

  1. Open Internet Explorer 8 and click Tools>Internet Options. (In Internet Explorer 9 click the cog icon in the upper right-hand corner.)
  2. Make sure the General tab is selected and under Home Page type in all the addresses of the sites you want to open up when you start Internet Explorer.
  3. click OK and restart Internet Explorer.  All requested sites now come up in their own tabs.

Lost menus and toolbars in Internet Explorer

I have accidently put myself into full screen mode in Internet Explorer so many times that I should have figured out which pesky key I was accidently hitting to do  this.  After it happened to my friend Barb, we decided we needed an answer – rather than floating the mouse in the top right corner of the screen and eventually getting it back!  So thanks to Barb doing some research, the answer is the F11 key!

If you press F11 you cause Internet Explorer to display as a full screen.  This means no Task bar, no Title bar, no Menu bar, no Toolbar, no Tabs for the different Internet screens.  To return your screen to normal, press F11 again. 

If you point at the top of the screen whilst in full screen some of the hidden elements are visible until you move your pointer back down the screen, so that was the way I’d been getting out of it earlier (just by stumbling up there!)


Multi Website Startup with Internet Explorer

Like me you probably have a bit of a routine when it comes to browsing the Internet. I go to the same sites most days to check out news, gossip and various blogs.  And  this Internet Explorer 8 trick appeals makes this very easy. Follow these steps so that when you start Internet Explorer 8, all of your ‘pet’ websites  come up in their own tabs!

  1. Open Internet Explorer 8
  2. Tools Menu.
  3. Choose Internet Options.
    Make sure the General tab is selected
  4. Under Home Page type in the addresses of the sites you want to open up when you start IE, separating each one with an enter.
  5. click ok when finished and then close Internet Explorer. 

The next time you open IE, each chosen website is automatically opened in a new tab – how good is that!