Tabs

Tabs at bottom of screen

You can move tabs to the bottom of the browser window:

  1. Right-click on the tab.
  2. Select Show tabs at the bottom in the context menu.

The tabs will move to the bottom of the page and their color will match that site's favicon.

To move the tabs back to the top, right-click on a tab and select the Show tabs at the top command.

Actions with tabs

You can perform the following actions with tabs:

  • Create tab — click .
  • Open tab in background — open Tableau, press Ctrl and click on a site in Tableau.
  • Open a recently closed tab — open Tableau and go to the Recently closed tab. Or right-click the tab and select Open recently closed tab in the context menu.
  • Go to the top of the page — To quickly navigate to the top of the page, click a tab; to go back to the original position, click the tab again.
  • Refresh tab — click  on the left side of the SmartBox.
  • Move tabclick and hold the tab. Then move it to the left or right.
  • Pin tab — right-click the tab and select Pin tab from the context menu.
  • Copy tab — right-click the tab and select Copy in the context menu.
  • Print tab contents  — right-click the page and select Print from the context menu.
  • Close tab — hover your mouse over the tab title and click the  icon that appears.
  • Close all tabs other than the selected one — call up the context menu and select the Close other tabs command.

Number and size of tabs

There is no limit on the number of tabs you can have open in Yandex.Browser, however, having a lot of tabs open can overload your computer's processor and memory.

Note. Users may have several dozen tabs open simultaneously in the browser. However, when you launch Yandex.Browser, it doesn't load more than 10 tabs so that your computer's memory and resources will not be overloaded. Furthermore, it loads them consecutively, rather than simultaneously. Videos and flash content will only start playing in the active tab.

If you have more than 50 tabs open in the browser, a horizontal scrolling icon will appear to the right of them. You can also make the tabs narrower so you can see more of them on the screen:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. Under Minimum tab size, choose Tiny.

Sync tabs

When you sync devices that you have a Yandex account on, you can view the tabs that are open on your other computer, tablet, or smartphone. This feature is useful in the following situations:

  • If you have two computers — a work computer and a home computer. For example, let's say that you looked at a website on your work computer and didn't close the tab. When you're back at home, you can just open the tab and continue working.
  • If you have a mobile device and a computer. For example, you might find an interesting website on your smartphone or tablet and decide that you want to view it on a larger screen.
You must meet the following requirements in order to sync tabs:
  1. All devices (computer, smartphone, tablet) must have Yandex.Browser installed on them.
  2. You must have syncing enabled on all your devices.
  3. You must use the same Yandex account on all the devices you want to sync.
To view tabs opened on other devices in Yandex.Browser:

Click on Other devices under the SmartBox and then click All tabs under the list. Alternatively, enter browser://devices-tabs/ in the SmartBox.

Frozen tabs and browser windows

You can use the task manager to close incorrectly operating tabs and view Yandex.Browser performance statistics. To open the task manager, click  → Advanced → More tools → Task manager.

Tabs after reinstalling the browser

If you want to save all your tabs when you reinstall your browser:

  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open the Control panel.
  3. Go to Programs → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.
  4. In the Uninstall or change program window, select the Yandex program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
  6. In the dialog box that opens, click Delete, but do not select the Delete browser settings, browser history, and other data? option.
  7. Click Delete browser.
  8. Install the browser again.

The browser will open with the tabs that you had open previously.

What if I already deleted my browser data and settings?

If you enabled the Delete browser settings, browser history, and other data? option when you deleted your browser or clicked Reinstall, then you can't restore the tabs that you had open previously. However, you can view your tabs in your synced history:

  1. Enable syncing to transfer your history from the server to your computer.
  2. Click the SmartBox and go to the Recently closed tab that appears underneath it.

What to do if your tabs disappear

To make sure you don't lose tabs that were open earlier:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the On startup section, enable the Continue where you left off option.

To view recently closed tabs:

  1. Click to the right of your open tabs.
  2. Above Tableau, click Recently closed.

Tabs for browser sessions that were recently closed are grouped and displayed as . The number of tabs in the session is indicated next to it. When you click this icon, all grouped tabs will open in a new browser window.

To view your complete list of recently closed tabs, click Entire history at the bottom of the page.

Restore tabs after reinstalling OS

If you enabled syncing, you can access the tabs that were open on your computer before you reinstalled your system. The syncing process is linked to your device name, which typically changes when you reinstall your OS. When you sync your computer using a new name, the browser thinks that it is a new device. That's why the Other devices tab displays a folder with your computer's old name where you can view sites on Tableau.

To view tabs that were open in your browser before you reinstalled your OS:

  1. Install Yandex.Browser.
  2. Enable syncing.
  3. Click on Other devices under the SmartBox and then click All tabs under the list. Alternatively, enter browser://devices-tabs/ in the SmartBox.
  4. Open the folder with your computer's old name. You will see a list of tabs that were open in Yandex.Browser before you reinstalled your OS.
    Note. If your computer's name doesn't change after after you reinstall the OS, you won't see this folder (since the browser will not think that your computer is a different device). You can rename your computer by going to Control panel → System and security → System → Advanced system settings → Name of computer and then waiting a bit for your data to sync with the server. Go to the Other devices tab and open the folder with the old name of your computer.

Shortcuts for managing tabs

Switching between tabs
Move one tab to left

Ctrl + PgUp

Ctrl + Tab

Move one tab to right

Ctrl + PgDown

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Select tab by its number order (from 1 to 8) Ctrl + 1-8
Select last tab Ctrl + 9
Opening tabs
Create new tab Ctrl + T
Open link in new tab Ctrl + click link
Open last closed tab Ctrl + Shift + T
Closing tabs
Close active tab Ctrl + W
Frozen tabs and windows
Open the task dispatcher Shift + Esc