Microsoft patents a Browser tab management process.

Microsoft has received yet another patent. This one for a Browser Tab Management process!

The management of tabs in browser applications may be at least partially automated. In a described implementation, a link present in browser content information may include a link property indicating that the new browser content information targeted by the link is to be opened in a new tab.

A browser application can therefore automatically launch a new tab without a user request.

In another described implementation, a new travelogue created for a new tab may be initially populated with an historical entry that points to spawning browser content information and identifies the originating tab.

When a user attempts to move backward from an initial page of the new tab, a browser application can therefore automatically redisplay the spawning browser content information at the originating tab.

Thanks: Ankur | Details: US Patent & Trademark Office website.

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