How to check all the opened Internet Explorer Tabs


  • Hi,

    I wan to to know all the opened tabs of Internet Explorer by using Javascript or Jquery or MVC. How to read them and I want to show the opened tab URL's in a Alert box. I'm using IE 10 and above. I have ActiveX Control as well.  

    Friday, March 2, 2018 2:25 PM

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  • Hi Rammycher,

    As far as  I know, you couldn't get the other tab's information, this information is just not available via any standard interface (except for a window you already have a reference to).

    If you're a user ,you wouldn't want the site owner for one of your tabs to be able to know what all your other tabs were showing, that would be a massive invasion of your privacy.

    For windows you already have a reference to, you can get the URL of whatever that window is showing (window.location.href), and possibly that of its parent window (window.parent.location.href), top-level (

    This information is likely available via the extension mechanism of various browsers (Firefox add-ins, Chrome Extensions, etc.), but that would be only for a browser extension, which requires an explicit install from the user, and (currently) requires writing one for each browser vendor, where not all vendors offer an extension mechanism.

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    Monday, March 5, 2018 2:24 AM