Web Browser Tab Management: One Hundred Tabs Open in Browser?

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
110 tabs open in web browser
110 tabs open, not sure where the sound is coming from.

Here's some tips to solve the hundreds tab problem.

Use Multiple Browsers

Use multiple browsers. For example, use both Chrome and Firefox. Let's say, Chrome is for email, facebook, twitter, tumblr, and Firefox for other things.

Setup Function Keys to Switch Browser

Set Function key to switch to browser. For example, F7 to Firefox, F8 to Chrome.

See: How to Set Key to Switch to Browser

Tab Shortcuts

Press Alt+1, Alt+2, etc to jump to a tab.

Press Ctrl+w to close current tab.

Firefox Group Tabs

Firefox has a group tabs feature. It lets you view all tabs in a glance, and re-order them.

Press Ctrl+Super+e to activate.

Press Escape to return.

Restore Sessions

It is devastating if a browser crashed and all your open tabs are lost. The browse history feature doesn't help because many pages are opened days ago. Luckily, all today's browsers has Restore Session feature that lets you re-open all the tabs in last session. See: Restore Last Session in IE, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera .