Tabbed browsing is certainly one of the best features available in modern web browsers. Most of have got used to this tabbed browsing as it’s the fastest way to quickly switch between opened tabs and browse the web. Unfortunately, Windows Explorer lacks this functionality.
There are quite a few plugins are available to bring this web browser functionality to Windows Explorer. QTTabBar and Explorer++ are the popular tabbed browsing plugins. While these programs are good, there are not impressive. The downside of these program is that the tabs appear just below the Toolbar in Explorer and the interface isn’t good as well.
Users who are looking to get tabbed browsing functionality to Windows Explorer must check out Clover add-on. It’s a free add-on for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 Explorer and brings Google Chrome style tabs to your Windows Explorer so you can easily switch between opened windows and get your things done quickly.
Probably the best thing about program is that it lets you reopen closed tabs with the Ctrl + Shift + T hotkey, just like in modern web browsers.
Using the program is very straight forward. Download, run the setup, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Once done, open up two or more folders to see the Clover in action. Right-click on a tab to see new tab, duplicate tab, pin tab, close tab, close other tabs, close tabs to the right, reopen closed tab, and bookmark all tabs option.
Clover is compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows. Users who have used any other program to get tabbed browsing in Windows Explorer are going to love this add-on for sure. Please note that the developer’s page isn’t in English. So, we have provided a direct link to the setup file and also a link to the developer’s home page for users who want to read more about the plugin before downloading.