Tabbed browsing

The web browser popularised the ‘back’ button. You can follow a link from one page to another, happy knowing you can return to the previous page with just another click if you wish.

But it can be helpful at times to have more than one page on the go. For example, you might want to check a fact on Wikipedia to include in a post you’re writing on Facebook. Or you might need to use Gmail to receive a one-time code to verify your identity on another site.

Tabbed browsing works on all computers, tablets and smartphones, but the details vary. The following points apply to computers, where tabs appear across the top of the browser.