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Open Thread: How are you using tabs?

I live in browser tabs. Whether I'm in Safari or Firefox, I'm constantly sending links to a new tab (CMD-click in either app). It's something that most geeks take for granted but--I can tell you, I've seen the browser stats--there's still a lot of folks out there living in one Window. (*observes solemn moment of silence*)

But, by far, my biggest gains come from the numerous tabbed bookmark sets that I keep in my favorites bar. These include:

I've also got tab sets for finances, 43f stats, news sites, friends' blogs, and even a set of about 10 pages that comprise the theme templates I use most in WordPress (makes for super fast editing sessions).

So. My question to you is: How are you using tabs and tab sets? Anybody doing sexy fu with Saft? Safari Stand? Tabbrowser Preferences?

Open thread, so tell us your best tab tricks and tools in comments.

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Saft and SafariStand have made...

Saft and SafariStand have made my life with tabs a lot easier. If you have ever had Safari crash with about 25 tabs open and honestly couldn't remember what they were or how to find them again, you have to have Saft. Well worth the $12. SafariStand has a nice little feature tucked away to let you browse through your tabs with , (comma) and . (period), backward and forward respectively, natch.

I like the idea of keeping tab groups for stuff that I might be working on and the "fun break" tab is a great idea. I also use tabs as sort of a queue for what I find interesting from a page, particularly blogs and other sites with heavy linkage (/. anyone?).

What I think would be really helpful for web design is if there was a way to have a list of relevant links on a topic and have a one click way to open the lot of them in tabs for the user. It would be cool for 43F for instance for getting at all those related links.

So, yah, tabs rule all.




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