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Enable mosaic tab preview under Internet Explorer 9/10

Capture d'écran - Groupes d'onglets sous Firefox

If you are using Mozilla Firefox, it is possible to display all open tabs in a group view, where each tab is represented as a thumbnail. Since version 9 of Internet Explorer, it is quite possible to do the same.

Capture d'écran - Groupes d'onglets sous Firefox
Screenshot — Groups of tabs under Firefox

To get the same with Microsoft browser, open Internet Explorer 9 (or 10 in desktop version). Click on the wheel icon located at the top right of the window and then opt to Internet Options.

Capture d'écran - Onglet Général des options Internet de IE 9
Screenshot — General tab of the Internet options of IE 9

On the tab General, in the part Tabs, click on the button Settings.

Capture d'écran - Paramètres des onglets d'Internet Explorer 9 / 10
Screenshot — Tab Settings of Internet Explorer 9/10

Check the box Enable mosaic preview (CTRL + Q) then do OK. Restart Internet Explorer.

Open multiple tabs and press the keyboard shortcut CTRL+Q to get the mosaic preview.

Capture d'écran - Aperçu mosaïque d'Internet Explorer
Screenshot — Internet Explorer Mosaic Preview

While this view is rather convenient to have a global overview of its open tabs (especially when you open several tens at a time), it is a pity that it does not go as far as the one proposed by Firefox, and that Microsoft did not assign a quick access button to the keyboard shortcut, which should not be overlooked because it is widely used by blind people.


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