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How to Access Tabs Faster in Internet Explorer in Windows Phone 8

Posted In Browser, Mobile, Windows Phone - By Techtiplib on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 With No Comments »

Although Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8 is very powerful, its minimal design may cause navigating troubles for users, especially when multiple tabs are in use. By following these steps you can access all the open tabs and switch between them easier.

In IE on Windows Phone 8, switching to another tab can be complicated. To switch I have to open the menu, choose the tabs option, and then choose the tab I want from the grid view. Using the below method instead, I can display the tab shortcut on-screen and tap on it to go directly to the grid view.

Go to the app list, and choose Internet Explorer to launch it.

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Once the browser is loaded, access its menu at the bottom by tapping on the small dots icon, and choose settings from the list.tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, browser tips, browser, internet explorer, access ie tab

In the settings screen, look for the Use address bar button for option. Tap on it to expand the list, and choose tabs instead of favorites.

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When the option is set, just go back to the main app’s interface. The change will be saved automatically.

Notice the icon next to the address bar is already changed from the star icon (favorites) to the pages icon (tabs).

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After:

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Source: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/38161/windows-phone-8-access-tab-faster-internet-explorer/

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