Working with multiple tabs makes it easier to gather information from different resources while performing online research. Although sometimes it becomes overwhelming to have too many tabs open. You search for something in one tab, keep reading it, then move on to another tab. After opening a few tabs, you will not be able to look at the title of a tab which lets you know what information it contains. Moreover, it becomes difficult to search for a specific word or phrase in a particular tab. To overcome these problems, most modern browsers today offer a ‘Search tabs‘ which allows you to search through all open or recently closed tabs.
The Find Tabs feature allows you to:
- See a list of open tabs in all browser windows.
- Find a specific tab in a list of all open tabs and recently closed tabs.
- Know when a specific tab was opened or closed by seeing the timestamp (feature available in Chrome and Edge).
- Search both title and content of opened pages (feature available in Opera browser).
How to Find Open Tabs in Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera Browsers
Let’s see how to find open tabs in different browsers including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
How to Find Open Tabs in Microsoft Edge
- Go to Microsoft Edge.
- Click on the “Tab Action Menu” icon located in the upper left corner of the browser window.
- Click on the Search tabs option. Alternatelyyou can press the Ctrl+Shift+A key combination.
- A pop-up window will appear listing all open tabs and recently closed tabs. The window also displays a search bar at the top.
- Type the desired word or phrase in the search bar.
- Use the up and down keys on the keyboard to move between search results.
- Hurry Walk in to go to the tab. You can also use your mouse to navigate to the desired tab.
Lily: Microsoft Edge does not restore the previous Tab session.
How to Find Open Tabs in Google Chrome
- Go to Google Chrome.
- Click on the ‘v‘ in the upper right corner.
- You will see a popup listing all open tabs and recently closed tabs. The window displays a Search bar at the top.
- Type the word or phrase in the search box. The search results will appear.
- Use the up and down arrow keys to move between search results.
- Hurry Walk in or use your mouse cursor to navigate to the required tab.
Lily: Reset or refresh default Firefox browser settings
How to Find Open Tabs in Mozilla Firefox
- Go to Mozilla Firefox.
- Open a new tab and place your mouse cursor in the address bar.
- Select the tabs icon at the bottom of the menu that appears.
- You’ll see a list of all open tabs, with a “Switch to Tab” button in front of each list.
- Use the address bar to locate a specific tab.
- Click on the tab title or on the “Switch to tab” button to jump to the desired tab.
To note: Firefox does not give you the option to view your recently closed tabs when using the tab search feature.
How to Find Open Tabs in Opera Browser
- Go to Opera browser.
- Click on the Look for icon in the upper right corner. Alternatelyyou can press the Ctrl Space key combination.
- A list of recently closed and opened tabs will open in a pop-up window.
- The windows display a search bar at the top. Type the desired word/phrase in the search bar.
- Use the up/down keys to move between search results.
- Access the desired tab either by pressing Walk in or using your mouse cursor.
How to search for tabs in Windows?
You can search for tabs in Windows 11/10 using your built-in browser functionality. All modern browsers are now equipped with a Search tabs feature that allows searching across multiple open tabs, as well as closed tabs. If you’re using Edge or Chrome as your default browser, tap Ctrl+Shift+A key combination to access search tab functionality. In Mozilla Firefox, click on the address bar and press the Tabs button at the bottom of the window that appears. Opera users can search for open tabs by clicking on the search icon present at the top right corner of the browser window.
What if I have a lot of tabs open?
If you have many tabs open in your web browser, your system may be experiencing performance issues. This is because each tab consumes a fraction of your system’s RAM. The more tabs you open, the more RAM they use and your system will run out of RAM to handle other tasks. This can cause your PC to slow down, freeze, or crash.
Read more : How to reopen a closed tab in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera browsers.