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Google Chrome lesson 8, Tabs and window surfing

Using tabs

Just like any other browser nowadays Google Chrome has the possibility to open links in either a new page, new window or what i like to use most a new tab.
First let me show you what a tab is.
When we have opened multiple pages in tabs we can allways find these on top of the browerwindow (1).

There are a few ways to open a new tab.
The first way is to click on the "+" icon (2) next to the last tab.
The second way is to click on the wrench icon on the topright of the screen and choose "New tab" from the dropdown menu.
The third way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + T to open a new tab.
The final way is to rightclick your mousebutton on a link and choose "Open in new tab" from the dropdown menu.

It doesn't matter how you do it, a new tab will open just the same (4) with in it you most recent visited websites (5).
If you want to open a website from your most recent visited websites just click on the image of this site and it will open in your newly created tab.
If you want to close a tab you need to click the x icon (3) on the rightside of the tab.
If you want to view a page that is allready open but in another tab just click on the tab of that page and it will open without closing the other pages.

If you want to change the position of a tab you need to click and drag it to the location you want to have it.

If you want to open a tab in a new window you need to click the tab and drag it downwards to release it when you will see a preview window of the tab.

If at a later time you want to place the new window back into the old window, just click and drag it back between the tabs of the old window.

Quick tip:
If you want a link that will normally open in the same tab to open in a new tab just hold down the Ctrl key when clicking the link.

Using windows

Another way to open different pages in your browser is by using multiple windows.
I don't like this in most cases but sometimes it can be of use.
To open a new window we also have a few possibillities.
The first way is the click the wrench icon in the top right of the screen and choose "New window" from the dropdown menu.
A second way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + N on your keyboard.

A new window will also open now with a summary of your most visited websites (1).
To change the size of a window you hold the mousecursor on the edge or corner of a window and when it changes into a doubble arrow (2) you can click and drag it until it is the size you want it to be.