All about browser tabs
Ben @ SKC notes, "My staff loves the fact that you can open new tabs in Koha to check item statuses, look into patron records, etc." and pointed out this great "How to Browse the Web Using Tabs" tutorial from Lifehacker for users who are new to working with tabs. If you're unfamiliar with browser tabs or are interested in a little bit of basic background, take a look!
Once you're comfortable with tabs, you may be interested in these other TechBits posts:
- 5 Quick Tips for New Firefox Users
- Fun with Firefox Tabs
- Drag and Drop Your Firefox Tabs
- Open a New Tab in Firefox or IE with a Single Click
Special Note for Koha users
Just be careful if you open multiple tabs with patron info in Koha...
From the Koha ILS FAQ: "Search to Hold" results in hold for wrong patron
Patron X requested a search-to-hold from his checkout screen. However, when the search was executed, the "Hold for [Patron name]" button displayed another patron's data. The other patron, Patron Y, was active in the second tab on the browser, and his data was pulled to populate the hold information.
If library staff wish to have more than one tab open in Circulation, it is highly recommended that the screen be cleared between transactions, particularly if the staff person is toggling back and forth between tabs with patron records active in both tabs.