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August 5th, 2008

Out of control browser tabs

Having a browser that can handle many, many open tabs at one time is both a blessing and a curse. I love being able to have a bazillion browser tabs open when I’m working on a variety of things, but at some point, it just gets overwhelming and there’s a need for a purge. Like, right now I have 70 tabs open (in this browser — I have another browser open, too, with a few more tabs). When I finish this post, it’ll drop by one.

How many do you have open right now, at this exact moment?

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Ryan August 5, 2008, 5:30 pm

Oops. Missed a few. I actually have 78 open.

Paul August 5, 2008, 5:41 pm

6. That’s all.

Maria August 5, 2008, 6:01 pm

Only one at the moment. I’m impressed by 78. I usually think I’m getting out of control with 20 or so.

I do not miss the days of having multiple browser *windows* open.

Cat August 5, 2008, 6:44 pm

Two. And one of them is a game. Oops–no–three. I just opened the Ping in a tab.

aanen August 5, 2008, 8:24 pm


What browser are you using?

Rob August 6, 2008, 1:05 pm

I would go mad with 78 open.

I usually have 4 or 5 open at work.

Ryan August 6, 2008, 1:17 pm

I should note that I’ve trimmed it down to 52 as of this morning.

Oddly, a couple of years ago I was bragging to Paul about how many tabs I had open and it was exactly 78. I took this screenshot:

Alan Cordle August 8, 2008, 11:44 pm

Only ten, but I can easily hit 40+. I use FF with session manager and a cool viewer called firefox showcase.

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