How to Stop Tabs

by Brendan O'Brien

Browser tabs have become the norm in browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox. At times, however, you may want to disable tabs because they tend to take up some extra system resources to run. Stopping tabs takes about two minutes.

Internet Explorer

Launch your Internet Explorer.

Hit "Tools" in the main menu bar.

Scroll down and click "Internet Options." Click the "General" tab.

Hit the "Settings" button in the Tabs section. Remove the check mark next to "Enable Tabbed Browsing." Hit the "OK" button.


Open a browser and find the Tab Killer download site using the link in Resources.

Click the "Download Latest Version" link. The add-on should download and install on to your Firefox browser.

Restart your browser.

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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