yea.. the ones up there.
I have always been a tabs freak. Opening multiple windows of IE in old days always freaked me out.
The quest for tabbed browser on windows took me to Crazy Browser, which was a kindof wrapper around IE. It was nice, but I soon got a lot interested in Opera for its smoothness and integrated mail support. The tabs were ofcourse there. Opera taught me mouse gestures, which I can’t browse without now. Later after much resistance, I ditched opera and shifted to firefox.
FF had nice tabs support but that wasnt’t enough for me now. I had multiple ff windows open with 10s of tabs in each window. So for better tabs management I ended up using tabbrowser extension. It had nice hierarchy view of tabs, which would go to side of browser. I was hooked to it. But it was never ported to firefox 2. I too tried but it was so much work. I then found TabGroups which is serving the purpose well enough.
Tabs! who needs them ?
Well I do. On a random day I counted 62. Average would be above 40.
How come ?
Browse a lot. And then work related stuff. And accumulate it. Get a nice link, don’t get time to read it, and it stays there. At this moment, longest pending is What every programmer should know about memory, 10 days and counting. When it gets too much, i sit and scan them all, do some quick reading, and close them all; almost all.
Yea, ff is screwed up big time about memory usage. It used to eatup upto 70% of my 1Gig. I never tolerated any app to consume memory more than required. But ff was exception. I always said ‘Get lost. Its for firefox. pkill’. Current version is though more friendly with memory. Stays near 20% of 1.5G. But yeah, its never running for too long.
I would also like to mention other apps for providing tabs and making my life easier : Vim, Pidgin, Mrxvt and Icewm(workspaces).
Never used, but like Yahoo Mail for keeping tabs.
A poor soul sitting all day in front of monitor can’t think nothing better to blog about than tabs.
Tabs were worth a mention on my blog.