Overcoming Tab Overload

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  • tablist

    a browser extension to copy and paste lists of open tabs (by slymax)

    I saw mention of this on HN somewhere previously, but I've found that Tablist[0] is simple and works well.

    [0] https://github.com/slymax/tablist (links to Chrome and Firefox extensions there)

  • CodeRibbon

    Navigate your code in an infinite timeline of code patches!

    It certainly isn't easy, but we are trying! https://github.com/utk-se/CodeRibbon/issues/80

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  • tabist

    Simple Tab Manager Extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    for a lot of people you search for something to solve a problem. for instance debugging an issue. you middle click on a bunch of promising tabs and then go through them. if there is some useful information on that page you leave it open but it's rare that it's the only thing you need to know to solve your problem. another use is some API you need to use so you'd open up a bunch of tabs on the functions you are exploring how you need to use them.

    I also separate the issue by window too and also use tabs and windows as temporary bookmarks really. not worthy of a full bookmark but not finished with.

    I created an webextension to deal with handling those tabs because having a bunch of tabs across a bunch of windows is not the most ergonomic without one. might be useful for someone here I suppose: https://github.com/fiveNinePlusR/tabist

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabist/hdjegjggiog...

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tabist/

  • min

    A fast, minimal browser that protects your privacy

    I recently switched after decades on Safari to a task-oriented browser called Min: https://minbrowser.org. It’s fantastic!

  • webextension-window-titler

    Label your Firefox windows and profiles by modifying window title

    I'm in a very similar situation as you are regarding my browser usage and needs. I now have 46 windows open and 2.1K tabs open, but I've had at some point almost 70 windows and more than 7K tabs...

    The most useful extensions I've found to manage this complexity are 1) [window-titler](https://github.com/tpamula/webextension-window-titler) and [winger](https://github.com/l10nelw/winger)

    This is the script I made to bring up the firefox window I desire from the custom name I gave it using window-titler:

    ```bash

  • winger

    Window Manager: A Firefox web extension for switching windows and moving tabs between windows

    I'm in a very similar situation as you are regarding my browser usage and needs. I now have 46 windows open and 2.1K tabs open, but I've had at some point almost 70 windows and more than 7K tabs...

    The most useful extensions I've found to manage this complexity are 1) [window-titler](https://github.com/tpamula/webextension-window-titler) and [winger](https://github.com/l10nelw/winger)

    This is the script I made to bring up the firefox window I desire from the custom name I gave it using window-titler:

    ```bash

  • auto-tab-discard

    Use native tab discarding method to automatically reduce memory usage of inactive tabs

    Thanks for your reply. It's good to hear that Tabs Outliner is a favorite for other power users out there. Interesting that you had a great synergy between it and The Great Suspender. I myself hadn't ever used The Great Suspender before hearing about it's recent demise. It sounded pretty useful, and upon looking for alternatives, I discovered the cross-browser extention Auto Tab Discard. FYI: https://github.com/rNeomy/auto-tab-discard

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