Maybe a General Question but it is rather just a curiosity.
If I have, say, five browser Tabs open in Firefox (an example) do they share the information as to what site each other is at? I seem to get advertisements on one Tab that relate to another Tab I have open.
As an example, amongst others I have a Tab at Cricinfo openhere.
I am getting advertisements for hotels which possibly relate to another Tab I have open here.
I hope it isn’t too much of a hijack to ask a simpleton’s question. I’ve been clicking “New Window” since, I think, before there was such a thing as “New Tab.” The only time I get “New Tab” is when my hand jerks as I’m clicking (or sometimes in Firefox which gives tabs when other browsers give new windows). By not using tabs, am I missing out on something good?
Not “good” as such, but it can be more convenient. If you want to have lots of pages open at once, you can just click between the tabs, whereas new windows generate a new button in the taskbar and once you have more than about 6 or 7(assuming you’re using Windows, and depending on your screen settings and how many other programs you have open), they collapse into a single taskbar button just saying “(7) Internet Explorer” or whatever.
On the flipside, it can be all to easy to close the whole window rather than just the tab you wanted to close, and thus lose the rest of the pages you were viewing. (There is an option to reopen recently closed tabs on most browsers to help with this.)