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Currently in Chrome I have some 40+ tabs open. It's a bit annoying because most of the time I'm interested in only a subset of them based on what I'm working on. What I want to know is, is there some easy way I can set up the browser (any browser, I don't care) to just open up the tabs I want, or even better, just save the configuration of tabs in the browser window for each window? For example, if I have a window with 40+ tabs, move a tab to a new window and add a few more, if I close the first window first and then the second later, Chrome only remembers the tabs for the last window closed.
This is really annoying. I don't want to bookmark each tab and put them into separate categories, I want the browser to ask me "what collection of tabs do you want me to open?" and simply create collections automatically by how they're organized in different browser windows.
that's what i do. and i posted that document on blogger.com so i can get to it any time i want. even when, like today for example, my ISP has suspended my account because their CPU usage limits are too low.
But the real culprit is the CodeProject Daily News mail. I receive it at the beginning of the day, and as soon as I start reading it I always open all its links on background tabs. I read some, then get back to do work and the others just stay sitting there for the whole day until I can read them again. Poor lonely, forgotten tabs.
I usually have 2 emails open (Gmail and Hotmail), 1 for gaming news, 1 for Code Project, 1 for StackOverflow, 1 for Google, so thats 6 at least, most of the time I have 10 open at the very minimum, and when it reaches 30+, I start closing the ones that I haven't any interest in anymore, and for the ones I do have interest in, I put them in my Google Bookmarks, and then close them.
I don't know if it helps Marc but in FF you can categorize bookmarks
I know I can categorize them, but that's numerous clicks and so forth, and really, I just want the browser god to ask me, which window with its set of tabs do you want to open. Show me the list of windows that I had open and the tabs in those windows, and I'll be happy! Maybe the "recently closed" selection in Chrome sort of does that already, it just isn't the easiest way to go about this, IMO.
I know I can categorize them, but that's numerous clicks and so forth,
Yeah I figured you would and it is a pain to have to go through the process of bookmarking each one.
To bad you can't bulk select a bunch of tabs and bookmark them that way it would still require some extra work but it would help?
I was intrigued by your problem, as I have wished in the past for a way to bulk save tabs so I could come back later to research and found in FF that if you right click on a tab one of the options is to "Bookmark All Tabs...". It will then ask you for a destination and you can go back later as I mentioned above and open all tabs.
I've got a similar problem.
When I'm researching a new topic I'll open up many links trying to find the best information but then need to save that session so I can recall it later.
I've been looking at a few chrome extensions and one I can recommend is TabCloud[^].
This allows you to label all tabs in a window and reopen them again later in a single click.
It also uses your google account so syncs across all your computers.
TabCloud looked very interesting so I tried it but it doesn't work on WIn7 64-bit gets a Can't connect to server error message but did look promising.
I found in FF that if you right click a tab one of the options is "Bookmark All Tabs...", it will ask you for a destination folder then you can come back later and select the "Open All in Tabs" option from the Bookmark menu. Glad the post was started I never knew about this option and it will come in very handy in the future.
I think you should try the Firefox tab management before jumping to conclusions. I use it everyday, having my tabs arranged by my various projects. All it takes is 2 clicks to swap between sets of tabs.
Setting it up couldn't be easier. Click the Group Tab button, double click and now you're in a new tab group. To swap to another, click the button and choose which group to load.
I seriously doubt you're going to find anything easier or more useful for managing tabs right now. I too keep on the lookout for time saving ways to manage tabs etc and this really is the best thing out there that I've come across.
You can try an extension called 'Tab Sugar' for Chrome, which is supposed to do the same thing, but it was buggy the last time I tried it.
I hope this works out for you. If not, please post if you find something better.
Yes. If a tab is important to you, bookmark it; if not, close it. No one needs 40 tabs open at the same time.
As I wrote Max above, tabs are my bookmarks, but perhaps you are right. Still, it's such a pain to set up bookmarks, categories, etc, which are displayed in stupid folder lists when what I want is something more like Mind Manager where I can draw associations between pages, make notes on the bookmarks, and the bookmark manager is Chrome is computer specific so my bookmarks on one computer don't automatically appear on the other. Yes, there probably are obvious solutions to these problems, but yet again, why can't this just be done right, so that I don't have to think about!