Internet Explorer 8 allows you to reopen tabs you have closed in the current session. If the New Tab page is selected as the page that displays when you create a new tab (this can be changed by selecting Options from the Tools menu), recently closed tabs are listed under the Reopen closed tabs link on the new tab. Click the link for the desired page you want to reopen.
You can also reopen your last browsing session on the New Tab page. Below the Reopen closed tabs list is a Reopen Last Browsing Session link. Click this link to open the last set of tabs you had open the last time you closed IE. These tabs from the last browsing session are opened after (to the right of) the currently open tabs.
NOTE: You can also open the last browsing session by selecting Reopen Last Browsing Session from the Tools menu.
IE’s Reopen Last Browsing Session feature is handy if you want to access the most recently opened set of tabs. However, what if you want to open tabs you viewed yesterday and you have opened and closed IE several times since then?
LuckyTabSave allows you to save a set of tabs as a session in one file so you can open the same tabs at a later date. Because the session is saved as a single file, you can backup your saved sessions and open them on other computers, also.
When you save a LuckyTabSave session, it includes all tabs currently open in IE, the history of each tab, and data and the history of data entered in forms on the tabs.
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NOTE: LuckyTabSave only works with Internet Explorer 8.
To install LuckyTabSave, double-click on the .exe file you downloaded.
If the Open File – Security Warning dialog box displays, click Run to continue with the installation.
If the User Account Control dialog box displays, click Yes to continue.
NOTE: You may not see this dialog box, depending on your User Account Control settings. See our post, Windows 7 – How to configure UAC (User Account Control), for more information.
The Welcome screen on the setup wizard displays. Click Next.
Read through the License Agreement and select the I accept the agreement radio button. Click Next.
The Information screen displays, strongly recommending that you close all applications and windows before continuing with the setup. If you still have a Windows Explorer window open from when you started the installation program, close it now.
The Select Destination Location screen displays. If you want to install LuckyTabSave to a different location other than the default location listed in the edit box, use the Browse button to select another location. We accepted the default location. Click Next to continue.
The Select Start Menu Folder screen displays. If you want to add the shortcuts for LuckyTabSave to a different Start menu folder than the default listed in the edit box, use the Browse button. We accepted the default Start menu folder. Click Next to continue.
Once the installation is done, the Completing the LuckywarePro LuckyTabSave Setup Wizard screen displays. Click Finish to close the setup wizard.
The Sessions button is added to the Favorites bar. To save the group of tabs currently open as a session, click the Session button and select Save As from the drop-down menu.
The Save as dialog box displays. By default, LuckyTabSave saves the tab session files in the C:\Users\<username>\Favorites\Links\Session folder with the .lts extension.
NOTE: Replace <username> in the above path with your username.
LuckyTabSave closes IE and then opens it again, opening the tabs in the session you just saved.
If you want to move saved sessions to another computer, simply copy the .lts files from the above location and paste them to the same location on another computer.
To open a saved session, click the Sessions button and select a session from the drop-down menu. The tabs saved in that session open after (to the right) of the currently open tabs.
To delete a session you previously saved, click the Session button to open the drop-down menu. Right-click on the session you want to delete and select Delete from the popup menu.
LuckyTabSave automatically saves sessions when you exit IE. If you want to open the tabs you saved in a previous session and any other tabs you opened while the IE window was still open during that session, click the Session button and select Auto-saved sessions from the drop-down menu.
A sub-menu displays listing unnamed sessions and all named sessions you have saved. Select a session to view automatically saved sessions by date and time. Select one to open it.
You can easily add tabs to a session you previously saved by opening IE and opening desired web pages you want to save on tabs. Then, open the session to which you want to add the currently open tabs. Remember, the saved session opens on tabs after (to the right of) the currently open tabs. Save the session again under the same name, replacing the previously saved session.
LuckyTabSave allows an unlimited number of saved sessions.
by Lori Kaufman