Does it seem as if websites and your Inetkey keep disappearing from your browser or you want to open more than one site at once? If you haven’t heard of the handy browser functionality called tabs, you might be missing out.
Wikipedia defines tabbed browsing as follows:
“Tabbed browsing, also called a tabbed document interface (TDI), is a feature recently implemented in Web browsers to effectively contain multiple pages or documents in a single window. Each item occupies the browser’s entire viewing area when displayed. Tabs facilitate navigation among the items. The term “tab” arises from the visual similarity to the physical tabs on manila folders used to store and organize hard copy.
The most often-mentioned advantage of tabbed browsing is the fact that it eliminates the need to display tiled windows that demand frequent resizing and repositioning. Tabbed browsing consumes less memory and operating system resources than tiled-window browsing provided the user does not keep too many items open at once. Some tabbed browsing interfaces allow the storage of sessions for later resumption. ”
HOW TO AD TABS IN YOUR BROWSER
So how do I add a tab in my browser and keep my Inetkey open at the same time?
From versions 8 of Internet Explorer you can use “multiple tabs”.
You can open webpages in new tabs, and switch between them by clicking the tabs you want to view. By using tabbed browsing, you potentially reduce the number of items that are displayed on the taskbar.
To open a new blank tab, click the New Tab button on the tab row or press CTRL+T. To open a new tab from a link on a webpage, press CTRL as you click the link, or right-click the link and then click Open in New Tab. If you have a mouse with a wheel, you can click a link with the wheel to open it in a new tab.
A new tab (see below) willl appear and you will be able to use it to browse to an additional website.
To ensure that your internet access stays active, open your Inetkey in a seperate tab. Alternatively use another browser (not your default browser) exclusively for the use on Inetkey.
For more information on Inetkey, browse to www.sun.ac.za/newfw.
To access the internet with your Inetkey, go to https://inetkey.sun.ac.za
To check your internet usage, go to http://www.sun.ac.za/useradm and click on “View Internet Usage”.