With the version of MSN Search Toolbar made available Wednesday, IE 6 gains the ability to open numerous Web pages within a single window, each selectable by a small tab at the top of the window.
The feature--long offered by IE competitors like Opera, Safari and Firefox, and byIE--is one of many that Web surfers have said they in the aging IE 6.
IE has not had a major feature upgrade in more than three years. Last month, Microsoftthat it would offer tabbed browsing in the upcoming IE 7.
Microsoft was not immediately available to comment on the new toolbar.
The MSN toolbar tabs for IE 6 were first reported by BetaNews.
Microsoft in November raised the possibility oflike the toolbar, though it disavowed any specific plans to do so.