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how to minimize a tab to the taskbar

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    how to minimize a tab to the taskbar

    Hello. received a 8.1 computer for Xmas, but only know how to navigate in Windows XP. I am constantly closing tabs by accident and loosing data because there is not a minimize or maximize icon in front of the X on each tab like there used to be. When switching between tabs, the X is SO close to the title of the tab, that I keep accidently hitting it.

    Is there anyway to minimize a tab down to the bottom of the screen onto the taskbar where I can keep it safe? Or is there a way to add the minimize and maximize icons to each individual tab? Or has the concept of minimizing been removed from the mindset?

    Also, while I'm at it, is there any way to get all the tabs down to the bottom of the screen just above the taskbar. With this big screen I am really having to stretch to get up to it.

    Thank you for any good solutions.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Hi whendy, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    What browser are you using and in what environment, 'Modern' or desktop?
    Can you post a screenshot as an example?

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  3. #3

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Desktop in Windows 8.x.x works the same way as previous editions. When you are in the Metro interface though. It behaves like a tablet.
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