How to Move Tabs in Internet Explorer From the Toolbar

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How to Move Tabs in Internet Explorer From the Toolbar
Removing tabs can eliminate clutter on your toolbar. (David Sacks/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Tabs on the toolbar in Internet Explorer allow an Internet user to bookmark a page for future viewing. The process of using tabs instead of opening a new window for each webpage allows the desktop to appear less cluttered. Moving tabs from the toolbar to the desktop will open the tabs in a separate window. Removing tabs from the toolbar by deleting them will remove your ability to access those web pages through those tabs.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click on the tab you want to move from the toolbar and drag it to the desktop.

  2. 2

    Unclick the tab and let the tab become its own window.

  3. 3

    Click on the "x" in the corner of the tab on the toolbar to delete it from the toolbar.

  4. 4

    Edit bookmarks in the bookmark menu if you want to edit bookmarks. Select which bookmark you want to remove an click "Remove."

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