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.
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massysett
Member since:
2007-12-04

I'm just curious. I never have more than about ten tabs open. When I do have that many, most of them are just old junk that I have hanging around and I can close them.

Probably my biggest use for tabs is when reading stories from RSS, or from a newspaper homepage. I open all the stories I want to read at once, one per tab, and then close each tab as I finish the stories.

I couldn't possibly keep track of more than a dozen tabs. What are people doing with these dozens and dozens of tabs? Is this behavior common or is it limited to a few ultra-geeks?

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mojmir Member since:
2009-01-05

hehe, just guessing: 40 computers, 30 physics, 30 math and +-20 misc todo read

internet is full of interesting things so you try to keep them around and process them over time. unfortunately interesting things pop up quickly as you surf through... *sigh*

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timefortea Member since:
2006-10-11

I have no idea why you could need so many tabs open at once - if my tab count goes above 10, I just close the ones I have already read. If I can't read it now then I may bookmark it for later, in some cases I'll keep some tabs open if I think I will get around to 'using' them soon. If you have 100 tabs open, you'd surely be better off with 100 bookmarks - they provide a mechanism for sorting, renaming and most importantly persistence.

For most people is it not just a case of good housekeeping/organisation?

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Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

If you have 100 tabs open, you'd surely be better off with 100 bookmarks - they provide a mechanism for sorting, renaming and most importantly persistence. For most people is it not just a case of good housekeeping/organisation?


It depends on what you use the web for and how you use your browser; one size does not fit all.

Personally I use bookmarks for the relatively small number of sites that I visit regularly. I want to keep my bookmarks efficiently and consistently organised for quick and easy access. I don't want to clutter them up with hundreds of daily news stories, forum posts, or film/music reviews that I'll delete after reading once.

When necessary tabs can be sorted and organised into different windows, and it's quicker to close open pages as I go along than create/open/delete a bunch of bookmarks.

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