Weekend Open Forum: How many browser tabs are open right now?

By Jos ยท 101 replies
May 4, 2012
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  1. Kind of wanted to show my Firefox to everyone. However the image appears to only display in the forum and not on the main site and comments displayed there.

    For those interested, hopefully this url will display: http://imagecrate.de/u/1336264235_opentabs.png
  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    I don't really believe most of you. I have 2 now, but windows seems to slow to a crawl just having 2 or 3 windows in use even with 2 gig of memory. How much memory do you have?
  3. DDR3 is cheap. I have 8GB of 1333 RAM in my laptop which I upgraded from the default 4GB. I replaced the 2x2GB with 2x4GB. It cost me $50 with tax and shipping from NCIX. I am building a new gaming computer and plan to overkill the RAM with 16GB, it will cost me $140 for high performance 2133 RAM.

    Here's proof: http://imagecrate.de/u/1336266648_8GBddr3.png
  4. 8, but I plan on closing 6 soonish, as they are things like iPlayer and such and such.
  5. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    58. just kidding, i usually have 1 because i close it when im done
  6. igotdembombs

    igotdembombs TS Rookie Posts: 19

    5 on this window + 4 on the other.
  7. Chrome as main browser = usually 10.
    FF as secondary = 5-10 tabs for forum.

    Occasionally 3-5 tabs at IE 9 for quick searching and browsing like this.
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    I'd say around 200, but that's work, at home probably 500+.
  9. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    The people who say 50+ just wtf are your tabs?! Pardon me, I'm just intrigued. And porn doesn't count.
  10. I seldom have less than 50 open, probably closer to 100. With Firefox, you can group your tabs and change the settings so that only the tabs you click on are loaded - out of the 100 tabs, I probably only have about 10 that are using resources.
  11. Arston

    Arston TS Member

    It looks like "bookmarks" are now something like "archive" and many people just leave the pages they want to remember opened.
  12. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Eight on Chrome and one on Internet explorer.I try not to open more than ten tabs.
  13. One. This is my homepage.
  14. fida1989

    fida1989 TS Rookie Posts: 20

  15. penn919

    penn919 TS Addict Posts: 220   +71

    I've got three open, but I often have upwards from 7 open.
  16. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    If bookmarks offered the same convenience as opened tabs I might have used them, but open tabs are a lot more accessible (at least in Firefox, where I use tab groups and multiple tab rows). I miss BarTab, which would unload a tab after a period of inactivity. That doesn't work in modern Firefox, so I close it occasionally and reopen in order to lower the number of active tabs.
  17. 416 with FIrefox, but I'm bad of closing my tabs :( Closing tabs is like taking out the trash... too much hassle.
  18. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    3 at the moment.
  19. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    Just to give an example how my tabs accumulate:

    I regularly read gmail, and I like having iGoogle open to check on my feeds. I have the main Steam Gifts page and the forum page open, as well as the GOG forum, the Double Fine Adventure forum and the Wasteland 2 forum. I have the Kickstarter pages for Spate and Jane Jensen open because they're the active ones I'm interested in. Trent Oster's twitter might have something interesting about the Baldur's Gate remake, so what not keep it open? Actually it's kind of boring, so I might close it one day. I keep Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me on YouTube open because I enjoy listening to it occasionally. I have Cucumber Quest open because the Kickstarter introduced me to that and it's fun, and I should continue reading it sometime. I have the Lineage II site open because there's a problem there preventing me from getting the anniversary gift and I need to follow up on that before it expires.

    And so on. A lot of times tabs get left behind which aren't relevant, so I'll delete them if I come across them (I deleted a group of 14 tabs while writing this), but basically anything I want to check on later on I keep as a tab.
  20. 17 at the moment, and most of those are the ones I left open when I shut down the laptop before going home for the weekend! Though I would say that's pretty standard for me...
  21. 17 at the moment, and most of those are the ones I left open when I shut down the laptop before going home for the weekend! Though I would say that's pretty standard for me...
  22. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    2 right now. Normally run somewhere between 2-10. If I am researching a problem or comparison shopping I will get up into the 20's or 30's.
  23. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

  24. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    12, 11 if you don't count the 'Downloads' tab.

    Wow. How much RAM is that using?

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