Procedure For Disabling The Feature That Restores Last Browsing Tabs In IE8

Procedure For Disabling The Feature That Restores Last Browsing Tabs In IE8

IE8 or Internet Explorer 8 possesses a feature for reopening the last browsing session i.e. all the browsing tabs that were open while exiting IE. This feature is very much similar to the feature “Show My Windows/Tabs from Last Time” of Mozilla Firefox. The only difference is that IE 8 does not show the tabs from the last browsing session automatically when launched.

In case you do not like this feature which reopens all the last Browsing Tabs in IE8, you may turn off or disable it. Once you disable this feature, you will be unable to use the option “Re-open Last Browsing Session” which is present in the Tools Menu. Also when you open a new tab page, you will notice that the link to this option will not be displayed. 

The feature Re-open Last Browsing Session can be turned off or disabled either by using Group Policy (GPO) Editor or by making changes in the System registry via Registry Editor. Setting the policy via Registry Editor is useful for users who run less-premium editions of Windows 7, Vista or XP as these editions do not include a GPO Editor.

Procedure for disabling the feature using GPO Editor:

  • Type “GPEdit.msc” within the Run command box in Windows XP or Start Search in Windows Vista to open Local GPO Editor.
  • Navigate to the below mentioned branch:
  • User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Internet Explorer
  • Within the right Window Pane “Local Computer Policy”, you need to locate and enable the setting that turns off the Re-open Last Browsing Session feature.
  • Close the GPO Editor
  • Restart IE8 in order to make the changes effective.

Procedure for disabling the feature using Registry Editor:

  • Open Run command box in Windows XP or Start Search in Windows Vista and type in RegEdit.exe to open the Registry Editor.
  • Go to the Registry branch mentioned below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery
  • In case you do not find any registry keys by the name “Internet Explorer” or “Recovery”, you need to create them. Simply right-click on the parent branch, select “New” from the right click context menu and then choose the option Key. You need to name the keys accordingly.
  • Now, within the right window pane, right-click on the blank space, select New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value for creating a fresh DWORD value. Name this DWORD value as NoReopenLastSession.
  • Next, double-click and set the value data for NoReopenLastSession as “1”.
  • Close the Registry Editor and restart IE8 in order to make the changes effective.

As another option, you may download the file Disable-Reopen-Last-Session.reg from the internet to disable the feature and Enable-Reopen-Last-Session.reg to enable it if required. You need to simply run the file to merge the respective values to the system registry.

The moment you disable the feature in order to prevent IE8 from reopening last browsing session feature, it is possible to set IE to restore the previous browsing session through the feature called automatic crash recovery which works only if IE crashes.

How To Open Bookmarks In New Tab In Firefox – JavaScript?

Firefox Tricks to Open Bookmarks In the New Tabs

The Firefox the webpage that you have bookmarked always opens on the active tab that you are currently using. This is default setting, but it will create a little risk of accidentally losing the webpage that the user was browsing. When the user closes the tab with unsaved work, the previous WebPages will be lost.

Hence it would be great to bookmark the links. Even the Firefox browser supports tabbed browsing. However, it would be really great if the bookmark to link could be opened in the new tabs.

The Firefox doesn’t permit opening the bookmarks in the new tab by default. However, there are some tricks or workarounds using which you could force the Firefox to open your bookmarks as the webpage on new tab, which is without having to replace the current active tab. By doing this, you can prevent from the risk of losing webpage, which is already loaded on your browser.

The easiest way to open a bookmark in a new tab is just clicking the middle mouse button. So instead of doing the left click, you will be doing the middle click on the roller of your mouse.

What if your mouse doesn’t have middle button ? Like for example, this workaround however will not work for the Firefox users who are using the laptop touchpad, notebook computer track-pad, or the ones who are using a mouse that does not have a middle button.

There is another hack for opening bookmark links in new tab without having to of replace existing tabs. You just have to press and hold the Ctrl button when clicking on the bookmark you want.

Additionally, there is one more built-in system for opening bookmark in new tab. It is just by right clicking on the bookmark and selecting the option, “Open in New Tab” in the background menu. Similarly, the users and may also select to “Open in New Window” by using this way.

There is another trick for Firefox users who need some simple solutions. The trick is that you can use extension add-on which is capable of instructing as well as forcing the Firefox to open new tab for your book, links. The name of this plug-in is, and Tab Mix Plus.

Tab Mix Plus provides some of the most advanced tab management options. It includes capacity to turn on as well as it enables to open bookmarked links to be opened in new tab. All you have to do is downloading and install the appropriate Tab Mix Plus according to the version of your browser.

How Can I Improve, Enhance, Make Better Browsing Experience With Internet Explorer

Tweak Internet Explorer to Enhance Speed

Most Internet Explorer (IE) users complain about its slow speed, and how much time it takes to start up, and load web pages. However, a few tweaks will ensure that your IE experience becomes twice as fast. This article will tell you how to carry out these minor modifications – all you have to do is follow the steps listed out below.

IE Tweak 1

  1. Launch Internet Explorer, and select the option Tools -> Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Settings field, scroll down to the heading called Multimedia. There, you have to clear the check-boxes next to the following options (as per your preference):
    1. Play animations in webpages
    2. Play sounds in webpages
    3. Show pictures
  4. Click on Apply, and then OK.

However, the problem with this tweak is that it will greatly restrict your internet experience – all at the cost of speed. This might not be an attractive option to many.

IE Tweak 2

  1. Again, open the Internet Options dialog.
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Under the AutoComplete section, click on the tab that says Settings.
  4. Clear the check-boxes next to the Forms and User names and password on forms options.
  5. Click on OK.
  6. Click on OK at the Internet Options dialog.

IE Tweak 3

  1. Open the Internet Options dialog, and select the Security tab.
  2. Under the Security level for this zone section, click on the tab that says – Custom Level…
  3. In the list that you see, select the Disable option for any (or all) of the following:
    1. ActiveX controls and plugins
    2. Java
    3. Scripting
  4. Click on OK.
  5. Click on OK in the Internet Options dialog.

This tweak too, like Tweak 1 above, will greatly limit your internet browsing experience and you might not like it. However, if you want speed at all costs, it might be worth it.