How to Start Internet Explorer with Multiple Tabs Open

Last updated on May 4th, 2023 at 12:45 pm

Tabbed browsing is a really helpful element of modern Web browsers that lets you keep multiple Web pages open at the same time. Most browsers, including Internet Explorer, make it easy for you to create new tabs at any time.

If you are often opening the same pages whenever you start Internet Explorer, then you might be looking for a way to start the browser with all of those tabs already open. Fortunately Internet Explorer lets you set custom Home pages, and one of the options for that feature lets you set multiple Home pages that will appear in separate tabs when you start the browser.


How to Set Multiple Home Page Tabs in Internet Explorer

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. Once you complete this guide you will have configured Internet Explorer so that it opens with multiple tabs open, each of which contains a page that you specify.

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Select the Tools button at the top-right of the window.

open internet explorer tools



Step 3: Choose the Internet Options button.

internet explorer multiple tabs at startup



Step 4: Type the addresses of the Web pages that you want to use as your startup tabs into the Home page field at the top of this window. Note that each separate tab must start on its own line.

how to start internet explorer with multiple home pages



Step 5: Click the Apply button at the bottom of the window, followed by the OK button.

apply home page changes in internet explorer



Now if you close Internet Explorer and reopen it, the browser should start up with a tab open for each Web page that you just specified.


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