Posts Tagged ‘tabs’

Chrome Annoyance – New Tabs No Longer Added to Tab Bar

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

If you’re in the habit of keeping a lot of tabs open in Chrome, you’ve probably noticed this too. Fortunately, there are a number of extensions that can correct this issue …

If you have a medium number of tabs open in a Google Chrome window, you may experience that new tabs that you open in the browser are not shown at all anymore in the interface. One big annoyance of Google Chrome is the browser’s tab display behavior in my opinion. Chrome reduces the size of tabs as you open more just like any other browser, but instead of enabling scrolling when tabs cannot be minimized anymore, the browser simply stops showing those new tabs in its interface.

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How to Handle Lots of Browser Tabs

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Here are a few handy tab management tricks that you may be, (or may not be,) already aware of …

Browser tabs are a useful feature supported by all modern desktop browsers. They enable you to open multiple web pages and applications at the same time in a single browser window. Most browsers seem to be optimized for low to medium numbers of tabs, and companies are using different means when certain thresholds are crossed to deal with tab overload. Mozilla Firefox and Firefox-based browsers add scroll icons to the tab bar for instance, while Google Chrome squeezes icons more and more until they don’t even reveal the site’s favicon let alone any titleĀ  anymore.

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Don’t Open Local PDFs in Edge; You will Lose All Tabs

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Apparently, the Microsoft’s new Edge browser still has a few bugs that need to be worked out.

For some time now I have experienced a strange issue when using Microsoft’s Edge web browser on a Windows 10 machine. The browser, configured to reload all tabs from the last browsing session on start, would lose all open tabs occasionally. I first thought that this was my doing, that I somehow, without realizing it, hit the wrong button or something which made Edge forget about the previous browsing session, but after being very careful about it, I was sure that this was not my doing.

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First Look at Brave Browser for Windows

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

A browser with a built-in ad-blocker, and plans for a feature that will place substitute ads on the pages you visit … advertisers are gonna hate this one if it catches on.

Brendan Eich’s new web browser Brave has finally been released as a preview for the Windows desktop. Initially released only for Apple’s iOS platform, Brave is now also available for Windows, Linux, OS X and Android. Download links for all (but the Linux) version are provided on the official Brave website, with both Windows and Mac downloads listed as developer version.

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Opera 35 Ships with Audio Muting

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Given the popularity of the browser audio muting function, it’s kind of surprising that it’s taken this long for all of the various tabbed browsers to pick it up.

Opera Software released an update to the Developer channel (bringing the version to Opera 35) yesterday that introduces a batch of new features and improvements to the web browser. Probably the biggest feature to find its way into Opera 35 is audio muting. It works similar to how Chrome and Firefox handle it: audio indicators are displayed automatically in tabs when audio starts to play on sites.

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Optimize Tabs in Firefox with Classic Theme Restorer

Friday, July 24th, 2015

This sounds especially useful for grouchy, stubborn, middle-aged men like me, who hate it when program interfaces are changed, just for the sake of change.

Classic Theme Restorer is a popular extension for the Firefox browser. Initially created to undo the Australis redesign of the web browser, it is now offering settings and switches for a variety of elements and features of the browser. When you open the options the extension ships with, you get a massive list of preferences sorted into groups.

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Save Memory in Chrome by using One Process per Site

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

If you’re in the habit of having multiple Chrome tabs open at once (like I do,) you might find this article helpful.

When you open the Task Manager on your computer system after starting up Google Chrome and opening a couple of sites, you will notice that Chrome uses one process per tab that you have open in the browser plus one for the browser core and one for the GPU (graphics processing unit). It is not really something to worry about unless your system is low on RAM as the browser’s memory usage is highly affected by the number of processes that it spawns.

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Tabs are Back! Yahoo Restores Tabs on its Email Service, Yahoo Mail

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I’ve never used Yahoo Mail myself, but it’s nice to see that Yahoo is actually listening to its users …

Yahoo launched a redesign of the company’s email service Yahoo Mail in October 2013. Advertised as an elegant and intuitive version of the service, it introduced a complete redesign of the website. In addition to the launch, Yahoo made the decision to remove all old classic versions of the interface, so that users of it had to use the new service if they wanted to access their emails on the Web.

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Opera Sessions Overview – Discovering Opera, Part 6

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Of all the popular browsers, Opera is the one that I know the least about … this article makes me a bit more interested in finding out more though.

Welcome to the sixth part of our Discovering Opera series that we started back in 2011. This time, I’m looking at Opera’s session management capabilities which shine in comparison to other browsers. The session management in Opera looks on first glance much like the session management in other browsers. You can configure Opera to load the last session on start so that you can continue browsing the sites that were open the last time you used the Internet browser.

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How to Reload Tabs Automatically in Your Web Browser

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I thought I was pretty savvy about web browser related tricks, but this is a new one on me …

Some websites and services refresh their contents automatically in intervals if you allow certain scripts to run on them. This is for instance the case on Twitter where new messages are displayed on top when they appear on the site. The majority of websites and services on the other hand do not offer a feature like this even though you sometimes might want to make use of it. Maybe you want Reddit’s frontpage to be reloaded regularly so that you notice new stories that have been published on the site, or you want a search on eBay to be refreshed so that you spot new items immediately.

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