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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!
I don't know what Chrome you are using, but that's not how mine is...
Well, maybe it needs a bit to sync, but I noticed that on my laptop (I actually tested this before I wrote the post) the bookmark manager on my laptop displays a completely different folder structure and contents than on my desktop.
That's odd. My laptop at home and my desktop at work have the exact same set of bookmarks and folders. And I can just right click on a folder and it gives the option to either open all, open all in new window, or open all in incognito window.
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I am sure I am missing the point, but I do this through bookmarks. I save important links to my bookmarks bar in folders by project/business need. I duplicate bookmarks where necessary. I then simply right click and "Open all bookmarks" and get my specific setup for whatever I am working on. I sync all of this using Xmarks in Chrome, IE and Firefox so my links list is the same no matter what browser I am working on and what computer I am working on. It couldn't be much easier.
Chrome makes a negligible effort to sync bookmarks across machines, but when I started regularly using two machines a few weeks ago I installed an old favourite, Xmarks[^]. It still had bookmarks I set like five years and as many machines ago.
Well I don't know if it's quite what you want, but Firefox has tab groups, there's a button next to the minimize/maximize/close buttons that opens up the menu for that. Then instead of switching/closing windows you would just switch tab groups.
I juggle 50 or more tabs in multiple windows on a daily basis. Depending on what you're trying to do, this might help.
You can drag a tab off the current window and Chrome creates a new window, or you can drag tabs over to an existing window.
Organize tabs into separate windows of related pages. Then go to one of those windows, right click on a tab and select "Bookmark All Tabs."
Give your tab collection a useful name. All of the open tabs *in the current window* will be bookmarked in a folder with that name. It's important that you save this to your Other Bookmarks menu, not the tab bar (there's a bug in Chrome).
When you want those tabs, just right-click on the bookmark *folder* and select "Open All Bookmarks in New Window."
The Bookmark Manager is much improved in recent builds of Chrome. I use it frequently to tidy up and clear out old bookmarks.
Hi Marc, I am currently using the "Session Manager" extension for Chrome, and find that useful for organizing sessions/tabs.
There's a Chrome Store page listing other extensions similar to Session Manager: [^].
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