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Tabbed Browsing...why?

Discussion in 'General' started by Xir, 4 Sep 2008.

  1. freedom810

    freedom810 Minimodder

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    I love tabs, been using them for ages, I use Firefox 3.0 and love it. Tabs are just easier to flick between than having 5/6 windows up at the bottom.
    I tried chrome but it didnt feel right for me, it was more full screen.
     
  2. Fophillips

    Fophillips What's a Dremel?

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    My browser uses buffers rather than tabs, which allows me to search through according to page title and URL. Much quicker than switching through windows, especially when dealing with 150+ buffers.
     
  3. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Personally, I find tabbed browsing easier because it allows me to see what is open in my task bar, and also it makes it easier to hide your porn emails if someone walks in...

    Also, pushing down on my scroll wheel opens up a new tab, which is easier than pulling out the keyboard, holding down the shift key, pressing the link, and then minimising it when it is ready...
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    it's easier to manage one window than 5. if someone took tabs away from me i would be somewhat annoyed, but i'd adapt back...
     
  5. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Multiple windows take up resources, taskbar space and time. IE8's coloured tabs also make it a bit easier to manage them visually than windows, and I personally use a plugin which blocks sites from opening up new windows unless it really needs to (radio streaming from BBC etc).
     
  6. studentgaza

    studentgaza What's a Dremel?

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    I cudnt live without tabs, at 1st i neva knew wot i wud use them 4 but now i find them really usefull when lookin at many things such as different items on ebay lol
     
  7. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    When I hit a site that has several links that I'm interested in I middle-click them (opening each in a new tab) then read each tab as I go. When done I middle-click on the tab (thus closing it). I find it to be faster and more efficient - especially when checking out search results (I can always go back to the tab I searched in and I don't ever have to reload it.)

    It's also easier than setting up this:
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    /me runs & hides
     
  8. Xir

    Xir Modder

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    Ah?..."it's more resource efficient to have multiple tabs open than multiple instances."

    Yes, I can see the point in organising by themes.

    Also, when reopening pages where you left it's usefull...though I don't use that (Damn paranoia!*) :naughty:

    "It's easier to flick between Tabs than windows".... I flick windows with "Alt-Tab" how do you flick between tabs? Mouseclicking is just as fast for windows as for tabs (provided you're in the right window to start with.
    Or is there a trick?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    Xir

    *I don't want my browser to remember anything, thank you... Waiting for the "privacy mode" to come out, then turn it on indeffinitely.:hehe:
     
  9. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    it's also great if you want to open 50 tabs at once using snap links addon

    Firefox NEEDS Google/Safari's dragging tab off to create a new window. other than that, i usually do ALL my tab browsing in 1 firefox window, along with automatic colour codded tabs.
    much easier to see what im doing, and know which website is which tab.
     
  10. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Ctrl + page up/page down moves you between tabs...
     
  11. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    and Ctrl + [top roll] 1 to 8 goes to 1st or the corrisponding tab. (of course, if you have 20, this will only be useful for first few)
    Ctrl + 9 goes to the last tab.
     
  12. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    I did not know that, cheers top tip. :thumb:
     
  13. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Minimodder

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    in opera its right click + scrolly wheel to scroll between tabs
     
  14. Yotta

    Yotta Minimodder

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    Split Browser is also a handy add-on for tabs. Saves resizing browser windows if you need to view more than one page at once.
     
  15. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    having 20+ windows open at work is the norm for me, imagine the mess without tabs:jawdrop:
    honestly, i dont know how people got along before they existed.
     
  16. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    Well, as I remember, that was still in 56k times (at least in this part of the world). I lived with two instances of IE: read one open page while the other one loaded (slowly, slowly :D)...

    But, I agree, I couldn't live without tabs anymore...
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I use tabs because I hate taskbar clutter.
     
  18. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais What's a Dremel?

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    why tabs? maximum pron saturation.
    good, bad, good, good, bad, yes, no, yes, yes, yes, yes, NO! ****! where's my eye bleach?

    aside from the pr0ns, I always have at least 5 tabs open while browsing for more than 2 mins. the other day, I had something like 5 bebo, 4 deviantart, 12 google images, 3 wiki, 4 jootube, 4 trademe (ebay like site), some gv.com tabs and about 10 more misc tabs. I had a bit more than usual 'cause I was looking up US marine pictures for a project I'm working on for my brother, but that was only the google images and wiki tabs.
    ever since IE got screwed (very very figuratively*) many years ago, I've been using firefox and haven't looked back yet. the tabs just make internet so much better (*I got some kind of infection on IE where almost every page I went to came out as porn, even my freaking secure online banking sites). now if I could just get tabbed windows browsing :p
    I couldn't go back to browsing without tabs as it would be like going back to internets on dial-up.
     
  19. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Tabs? I just but a new monitor for each page... Is that wrong?




    Anyway, I don't use tabs. I hate to have several pages open at once. I read trough one page, then move on to the next when I'm done.


    At work I often have several windows open. Using tabs there would mean instant chaos, as I often need to copy stuff between windows. It's much more efficient to just move stuff between two screens, rather than switching tabs all the friggin' time. on top of all the browsers I have some apps running which mean that when I'm running seperate windows I have all programs/pages at one place. (the taskbar)
     
  20. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    YOU CAN NEVER USE TABS AGAIN! MUHAHAH.

    now adapt back, confound you!
     

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