If you have already met your limit on Custom Tabs, or if your Tab list is getting clogged up, here is a handy work around. As you know, when you create custom objects you can easily create a custom tab which allows you to create views, from which you can view and manage records in the object. You can do this even if you haven’t created a tab, by simply adding in the object prefix into the url after ‘.com/’. For example if you go to https://eu1.salesforce.com/003 it will take you direct to the Contacts Page. Add 01t for Products. The prefix is the first 3 characters in the ID of any record in the object.
Another secret agent trick is to add ‘007’ to the url, it takes you to the page where you can view and sort all your activities and tasks. See below: