Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
Thread beginning with comment 364200
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
User or programmer
by lmartin92 on Tue 19th May 2009 02:42 UTC
lmartin92
Member since:
2009-05-19

I'm probably not the average user, but I have like a standard session that I want to open everytime I open my browser (Firefox 3.*). I'm a software developer (programmer) and I have like 100+ tabs open all the time. I have 7 news tabs that I read twice a day (check some project updates, and important news), information for each project, and the docs are usually open (source code too if available), posts, youtube, stuff I watch, about 7-10 blank tabs (one to seperate each group). Now, I believe to manage so many tabs, we need a new system. However, I have not the time to develop and present it. What I'd really like is a active and non-active tab, where you store all your tabs. The ones that are currently being viewed lots is in active, the rest in non-active. An added plus is that like all flash, network access, js, and so on be paused (so they don't use memory and cpu resources) if they are in the non-active tab. Truthfully, I don't need the feature about pause, but I think it would be nice (like if I were using my tabset on a lesser capable computer for instance).

Reply Score: 2

RE: User or programmer
by _xmv on Tue 19th May 2009 15:53 in reply to "User or programmer"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

I have like 100+ tabs open all the time [..] about 7-10 blank tabs [..] active, the rest in non-active. An added plus is that like all flash, network access, js, and so on be paused (so they don't use memory and cpu resources) if they are in the non-active tab. Truthfully, I don't need the feature about pause, but I think it would be nice (like if I were using my tabset on a lesser capable computer for instance).


dude that's called a bookmark. and i'm serious here.

100 tabs most of which are blanks, or pages you're not gonna watch.. i wonder what got into people like you, really.

Reply Parent Score: 2