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

tonylukac

TS Evangelist
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?
 
G

Guest

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
 
G

Guest

8, but I plan on closing 6 soonish, as they are things like iPlayer and such and such.
 
G

Guest

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.
 

M1r

TS Enthusiast
5+
The people who say 50+ just wtf are your tabs?! Pardon me, I'm just intrigued. And porn doesn't count.
 
G

Guest

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.
 

Arston

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

ET3D

TechSpot Paladin
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.
 
G

Guest

416 with FIrefox, but I'm bad of closing my tabs :( Closing tabs is like taking out the trash... too much hassle.
 

ET3D

TechSpot Paladin
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.
 
G

Guest

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...
 
G

Guest

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...
 

TorturedChaos

TechSpot Chancellor
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.