Set Multiple Home Pages in Internet Explorer

When you open Internet Explorer, it probably displays a single home page. The latest version of IE, however, contains tabs that enable you to keep more than one page open and flip to the page you want by clicking on its tab. Everyone knows this, but what few people don’t realize is that you can set up Internet Explorer to open several different pages on startup. Here’s what you do:

  1. Run Internet Explorer.
  2. Open the Web pages you want to use as your home page in the order in which you want them to open on startup. (If the tabs are not in the correct order, you can drag them to rearrange the pages.)
  3. Click Tools -> Internet Options.
  4. On the General tab, under Home Page, click Current. The URL for each Web page is displayed in the Home Page box.
  5. Click OK.

Now, take it for a test drive. Close Internet Explorer and then launch it again. When IE opens, it displays each of the home pages on a separate tab.

The one main problem with this little “trick” is that now, whenever you click the Home button, Internet Explorer opens tabs for all of those pages!

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