Actions with tabs

You can perform the following actions with tabs:

  • Create tab — click above the SmartBox.
  • Enable sound on tab— click to the right of the tab name.
  • Open tab in background — right-click the link and select Open link in new tab.
  • Open a tab in a new window — right-click the link and select Open link in new window.
  • Open a recently closed tab — open the Tableau and click Recent under the Tableau or right-click the tab and select Reopen closed tab.
  • Go to the top of the page — To quickly navigate to the top of the page, click the tab. To go back to the original position, click the tab again.
  • Refresh tab — click the icon to the left 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.
  • Duplicate tab — Right-click the tab and select Duplicate.
  • Print tab contents — Right-click the page and select Print.
  • Close tab — Hover your mouse over the tab title and click the icon that appears.
  • Close all tabs except the selected one — right-click the tab and select Close other tabs.

Manage tabs

When a lot of tabs are open, they may become difficult to navigate. Yandex Browser contains a special panel for managing a large number of tabs. The panel displays tabs in a vertical list grouped by windows.

To open the tab control panel, click on the side panel or press the following keys: Ctrl + Shift + E in Windows.

Note. The icon appears if the side panel is enabled and you have more than 10 tabs open. To add the icon manually, right-click on the side panel and select Tab manager.

To manage tabs, you can use:

  1. Select the desired tabs.
  2. Click the icon:
    • — To copy tab addresses.
    • — To move tabs to a new window.
    • — To close tabs.
    • — To deselect.

Tabs style and location

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

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to Interface.
  3. In the Tabs section, click Tab appearance.
  4. In the Location section, select Bottom.

Then the tabs will move to the bottom. To move tabs to the top, go to Tab appearance in the settings and select Top.

To change the tab style:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to Interface.
  3. In the Tabs section, click Tab appearance.
  4. In the Style section, select a shape.

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 may overload your computer 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.
Tab width

If you have more than 50 tabs open in the browser, a horizontal scrolling icon will appear to the right of them. To avoid the tabs becoming too small when you have a lot of them open:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to Interface.
  3. In the Tabs section, select the Limit minimum tab width option.
Tab preview

Many open tabs become difficult to navigate. So when you hover the mouse cursor over a tab, the browser displays a thumbnail of the page. If you want to disable tab preview:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to Interface.
  3. In the Tabs section, disable the Show tab thumbnails on hoveroption.

Sync tabs

After synching all your devices with a Yandex account, you can view 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.
Synchronization conditions
  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.
Viewing tabs from other devices
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. At the top of the page, click Tabs on other devices.

Restoring tabs after reinstalling

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 Uninstall at the top of the list.
  6. In the window that opens, click Delete and deselect the Delete browser settings, browser history, and other data option.
  7. Click Delete browser.
  8. Install the browser again.
What if the browser data and settings have already been deleted?

If you selected the Delete browser settings, browser history, and other data option or clicked Reinstall as you deleted the browser, you won't be able to restore the previously opened tabs. However, you can view your tabs in your synced history:

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

Problems with tabs

Tabs don't sync
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Click Sync settings.
  3. Go to What to sync and make sure that the Open tabs option is selected.
Tabs freeze

You can use the task manager to close malfunctioning tabs and view Yandex Browser performance statistics. To open the task manager, click  → Advanced → More tools → Task manager or press the Shift + Esc keys.

Tabs disappeared after restarting the browser

This could have happened because:

  • The Open previously-opened tabs upon browser start option is disabled (  → Settings → Interface → Tabs → Open previously-opened tabs upon browser start).
  • You closed the browser with multiple windows open. After restarting, the browser restores the window that was closed last. Tabs from another window don't open.
  • An error occurred in the browser.

To access the missing tabs:

If tabs disappeared and you haven't closed the empty browser window:

  1. Click the Ctrl + Shift + T keyboard shortcut. A new window with the missing tabs will appear.
  2. Close the empty window.
  3. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Q keys to close the frozen browser processes.
  4. Restart the browser. Now it will be opening with the tabs you previously opened.
I can't drag a window

To drag a browser window, use the SmartBox area outside the text field. The mouse pointer should look like . If you your mouse cursor looks like when you hover the mouse over the SmartBox, move the mouse to the right.

Keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures for managing tabs

Keyboard shortcuts

Switching between tabs
Move one tab to left

Ctrl + PgUp

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Move one tab to right

Ctrl + PgDown

Ctrl + 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 link in new tab and switch to it

Ctrl + Shift + click link

Open last closed tab

Ctrl + Shift + T

Open tab control panel

Ctrl + Shift + E

Closing tabs
Close active tab

Ctrl + W

Ctrl + F4

Frozen tabs and windows
Open the task dispatcher

Shift + Esc

Mouse gestures

Hold down the right mouse button to perform gestures. Then release the button after you complete the gesture.
Attention. If you are using a one-button mouse in Mac OS, you need to perform all gestures by holding down the Ctrl key and the mouse button.
Mouse gestures
Restore the last closed tab

Close tab