Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE: Still using Firefox
by zima on Sat 6th Jul 2013 18:03 UTC in reply to "Still using Firefox"
zima
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2005-07-06

at least a dozen windows open and upwards of a hundred tabs (on busy days, when juggling a lot of different things, it can hit 40 windows/300+ tabs)

Better to get rid of such browsing habits... (and I speak from experience; for me, the too-many-tabs habits were enabled by Opera)

Edited 2013-07-06 18:04 UTC

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RE[2]: Still using Firefox
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 6th Jul 2013 19:23 in reply to "RE: Still using Firefox"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"at least a dozen windows open and upwards of a hundred tabs (on busy days, when juggling a lot of different things, it can hit 40 windows/300+ tabs)

Better to get rid of such browsing habits... (and I speak from experience; for me, the too-many-tabs habits were enabled by Opera)
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I find that to be the most efficient way to work using a browser, at least for me. I find it faster to leave windows/tabs open that I'm likely to need again in the near future - and I tend to open most things in new tabs, because I prefer being able to just switch tabs rather than waiting for websites/web-based applications. Then once a week or so, I go through and close any tabs/windows I don't need anymore.

And Firefox handles that surprisingly well, at least with TabHunter and SessionManager installed. It also helps that, when restoring a session in recent versions, Firefox only loads pages in the active tabs.

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RE[3]: Still using Firefox
by zima on Wed 10th Jul 2013 23:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Still using Firefox"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And Firefox handles that surprisingly well, at least with TabHunter and SessionManager installed

Wasn't my experience - FF tended to lose session file. Luckily, we have a choice in browsers :p

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RE[2]: Still using Firefox
by lvl21ogre on Sat 6th Jul 2013 19:56 in reply to "RE: Still using Firefox"
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2013-07-04

With something like the Session Manager add-on, you don't have to "get rid" of the habit, you can just keep a set of tabs as a single session that's only opened when you want it to be. That way you only keep the tabs you want open, and sets of them are organized in a logical manner.

Of course, that's assuming you have so many tabs because you need them, like a cluttered desk that only you can make sense of. If it's just tabs you don't care about much yet don't close, then yes: that's a habit to adjust (use bookmarks, that's what they're for).

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RE[3]: Still using Firefox
by zima on Wed 10th Jul 2013 23:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Still using Firefox"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Opera had session management built-in ...but it's still better to get rid of the habit.

And apart from bookmarks there's also saving pages to disk (which Opera did nicely, as single archive; no "html + file directory" crap)

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