2 Incredible Ways To Open Multiple Sites In Any Browser

With rapid advancements in technology, automation has become one of the most important things used in almost every industry and by individuals today, and why not. It saves a lot of time and takes care of boring, redundant tasks for us. One of the most boring tasks that we do at the start of our workday is to individually type out the addresses in the search bar and open websites or even multiple browser windows one by one, which could be time-consuming and kill your entire mood for the day.

Hence, in this article, we'll be looking at how to open multiple sites in any browser so that you can save a lot of time and directly start and concentrate on your daily work. This article contains multiple site opening methods for the below browsers.

  • Google Chrome or any Chromium-based browser
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

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With rapid advancements in technology, automation has become one of the most important things used in almost every industry and by individuals today, and why not. It saves a lot of time and takes care of boring, redundant tasks for us. One of the most boring tasks that we do at the start of our workday is to individually type out the addresses in the search bar and open websites or even multiple browser windows one by one, which could be time-consuming and kill your entire mood for the day.

Hence, in this article, we’ll be looking at how to open multiple sites in any browser so that you can save a lot of time and directly start and concentrate on your daily work. This article contains multiple site opening methods for the below browsers.

  • Google Chrome or any Chromium-based browser
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

Let’s begin!!!

1. How To Open Multiple Sites In Any Browser Using A Batch File

One of the easiest ways to open multiple sites in any browser is by creating a Batch file script using which you can open all the websites at once in a single click. All you need to do to create a batch file is

  • Open the Notepad application
open notepad - how to open multiple sites in any browser
  • Copy and paste the following contents
@echo off 
start "Facebook" "http://www.facebook.com" 
start "Techie Trickle" "http://www.thetechietrickle.com" 
start "Gmail" "http://mail.gmail.com" 
start "Yahoo" "http://www.yahoo.com"

Editing The Batch Script

The above content is just a placeholder. If you want to add more websites, all you need to do is.

  • Copy one of the last four lines and paste them at the bottom. For example, I’ll copy the last line, i.e., start “Yahoo” “http://www.yahoo.com” and paste it at the bottom. Now, this is what the file looks like.
@echo off 
start "Facebook" "http://www.facebook.com" 
start "Techie Trickle" "http://www.thetechietrickle.com" 
start "Gmail" "http://mail.gmail.com" 
start "Yahoo" "http://www.yahoo.com"
start "Yahoo" "http://www.yahoo.com"
  • Now, delete Yahoo and enter the name of the website that you want to be opened on startup. For example, WordPress
  • Similarly, delete http://www.yahoo.com and replace it with the website’s URL. For example, http://www.wordpress.com.
  • The file should look like this in the end.
@echo off 
start "Facebook" "http://www.facebook.com" 
start "Techie Trickle" "http://www.thetechietrickle.com" 
start "Gmail" "http://mail.gmail.com" 
start "Yahoo" "http://www.yahoo.com"
start "WordPress" "http://www.wordpress.com"
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + S to save the file. In the file type, select All files and save the file as openall.bat on desktop as a desktop shortcut.
save as - how to open multiple sites in any browser
  • Now, all you need to do when you boot into your computer is to double-click on the openall.bat file. Doing this will open multiple tabs which you can see in the tab bar(not multiple instances of the same browser), each website in a new tab of your default browser, and that’s how you can open multiple sites in any browser.
  • This is one of the easiest ways to open multiple websites in a different browser, in separate tabs and do tabbed browsing.

2. What Allow us to Open Multiple Web pages at the same time in the same Browser window

Google Chrome

The Chrome browser comes bundled with a lot of interesting perks and features that most of the users never knew existed. One of these features is the “Open a specific page or set of pages on startup” feature which can be found in settings.

As the name suggests, as soon as you boot into the operating system, Chrome will automatically open the mentioned websites in multiple tabs. Hence, you end up saving a lot of time. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Open up Google Chrome. Find and click on the three-dot icon, i.e., the menu button at the top-right corner of the app, below the close button.
chrome three dot
  • From the menu that appears, find and click on the settings option.
chrome settings
  • Scroll down a little and find section whose heading reads On startup. Below that, you’ll find three options.
chrome on startup
  • Click on the Open a specific page or set of pages option and click on Add new page right below that.
  • Now, all you need to do is type the website URLs that you want to open automatically and finally, click on the Add button.

Additionally, there’s also an extension that you can use to store URLs and open multiple sites at once with just a click.

chrome open multiple urls
  • After it’s added, you’ll find it on the top-right corner below the close button. Click on the extension.
chrome open multiple urls open extension
  • Type out the website URLs and once you’re done, check the Preserve Input checkbox.
multiple urls preserve input
  • That’s pretty much it. The next time you open Chrome, click on the extension and click on the open URLs button.

Also read, What is yourphone.exe and should you be worried?

Mozilla Firefox

Like Google Chrome, the Firefox browser also comes with the ability to open multiple sites at once during start-up. To enable this, all you need to do is.

  • Open Firefox
  • Find and click on the hamburger menu on the top right corner just below the Close button.
firefox hamburger
  • From the menu that appears, find and click on options with a little gear icon on the left side.
firefox options
  • Now, click on Home in the left menu.
firefox home option
  • In the New Windows and Tabs section click on the Homepage and new windows dropdown and, from the options, select the Custom URLs option.
firefox custom urls
  • Now, enter the URLs separated by a “|” symbol after each of them. For example, if I want thetechietrickle.com and youtube.com to open, I’ll type.
thetechietrickle.com|youtube.com
firefox enter custom urls

The key with the “|” symbol resides on the top right side of the Enter key, and to access it, and you’ll need to press the Shift key as well.

The multiple URLs extension that we mentioned above is also available for Mozilla Firefox. All you need to do to access it is add the extension to Firefox by clicking here and follow the same steps mentioned in the above section. Pretty easy, right?

How To Open Multiple Sites At Once In Microsoft Edge (Legacy)

Microsoft recently deprecated the legacy Edge browser and developed a Chromium-based counterpart which it’s calling Edge Chromium. Although it’s better than the older Edge browser, if you’re still stuck to Edge for some reason, we’ve got you covered as well.

To open multiple tabs during start up in Edge browser, all you need to do is.

  • Open Edge and on the top right corner, click on the More Actions button.
  • From the More Actions menu, click on Settings
microsoft edge settings
  • Scroll down and you’ll find the Open with section in which, you’ll find a total of four options. Select the last option that reads A specific page or pages.
microsoft edge open specific pages
  • Finally, add the websites by typing out their URL and click on the + button beside the text box.

Internet Explorer

According to StatCounter Global Stats’s report on the worldwide browser market share, a small percentage of users still use the OG Internet Explorer which, Microsoft killed in December 2020. If you’re still using this old gem of a browser and want to open multiple sites after opening it, you’ve come at the right place.

The process of opening multiple sites on Internet Explorer is similar to opening multiple sites with your default browser, using a batch file

  • Open the Notepad application and copy the following text.
Set ieobj = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
ieobj.Visible = True
ieobj.Navigate2 "http://www.facebook.com"
ieobj.Navigate2 "http://www.thetechietrickle.com", 2048
ieobj.Navigate2 "http://www.gmail.com", 2048 
ieobj.Navigate2 "http://www.bing.com", 2048  
  • Change the website URLs in the inverted commas. Add multiple links if you want to. Save the file like before but, this time, save it with a .vbs extension.
  • Now, double-clicking the created .vbs file should open multiple sites in the Internet Explorer

How To Open Multiple Sites In Any Browser: Safari

If you’re wondering how to open multiple sites in any browser like Safari, it is a bit different but still easy. All you need to do is.

  • Launch Safari.
  • Open all the websites that you want Safari to open when you launch it.
  • Now, on the top bar, click on the Bookmarks option, and in the bookmarks menu that appears, find and click on Add bookmarks for these X tabs. Here, X indicates the number of tabs that you’ve currently opened.
safari add bookmarks
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  • Enter a name for the Bookmark and finally, click on the Add button. This will create a new bookmarks folder called Startup.
safari add
  • Now, go to Safari Menu -> Preferences and in the new windows open with dropdown menu, select Choose tabs folder.
safari preferences
  • Select the folder that you previously created and finally, click on the Choose button. That’s it. Now, whenever you open a new browser window, you’ll be taken to these websites, automatically.
safari choose bookmarks

Opera

Setting up Opera to launch multiple sites on start-up is same as Chrome. All you need to do is.

  • In the left pane, click on the Settings option (A little gear icon)
opera settings
  • Scroll down to find the On startup section, select the Open a specific page or set of pages option, click on add new page, add individual pages URLs and click on Add.
opera on start up add a new page
  • Now, enter the website URLs and click on the Add button.
enter site url and click on add

Summing Up

So, these were the methods to open multiple sites in any browser. If the browser you use isn’t included in the article, let us know in the comments section below.

You can also try to enable it by yourself by searching for similar-sounding terms in the browser’s settings. Most browsers like Brave and Edge Chromium are based on chrome, so the process will be the same as enabling the same on Chrome.

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