If you like to work in multiple web browser windows on one computer, you may sometimes feel the need to drag tabs to another browser window. Every browser supports this operation, and it is like dragging it in the same browser window. Sometimes though, you may want to keep the website open in one browser window, and copy the tab instead so that the website is loaded in both browser windows. Why? Maybe because you like to navigate the site from there, without loosing the root page of the website.
When it comes to copying tabs in web browsers, you will notice that not every browser supports it straight away. In fact, it is only Microsoft's Internet Explorer that can copy tabs from one browser window into the other.
With the browser window containing the tabs that you want to copy open, press the Ctrl-m shortcut to copy the information into the clipboard. You can then paste the information into a new browser window with the Shift-Ctrl-m shortcut. Keep in mind though that you duplicate all the open tabs, and not just select tabs.
If you just want to copy one tab from a browser window to another, you need to use the duplicate tab feature.
Do you know other options to copy tabs to new browser windows?
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats (video ads) or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.