Tip of the week # 515
15 June 2017


Move a tab to a new window and show side by side (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) *

Would it be helpful to be able to move one of your browser tabs to a new window so that you can display it next to another window? In Internet Explorer you can press CTRL + N to open your current tab in a new window, but that will leave the original tab open as well. So why not move it to a new window and display it next to any other window.

Here's how:

  1. Click on the tab and drag it downwards.
  2. Press WIN + right arrow or WIN + left arrow to "snap" the window to the right or left.
  3. Click in any other window of any of your open applications and press WIN + right arrow or WIN + left to display the windows side by side.

By the way, if you keep pressing the same keyboard combination, your window will go round in circles. I cannot test this out as I don't have two monitors, but apparently it even cycles through both monitors.

That's it for this week! If there are topics that you'd like to see covered in future emails, please let me know.

Related tips:
Tip 330: Arrange windows side-by-side (tip_330.php)
Tip 265: Switch between multiple browser tabs (tip_265.php)
Tip 272: Close a window without clicking in the upper-right corner (tip_272.php)


* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.