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Old 04-11-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Tabs & browsers & add-ons...oh, my!

And I love tabs and hate multiple windows! I don't open a new window or tab with the intention of using it and closing it again right away. When I close a new tab/window right away I invariably wish I hadn't. New windows never come up in the right place or at the right size; they always necessitate moving and resizing not only of themselves but often of other open windows as well. Switching between windows can be a pain. An additional tab, OTOH, is easily accessible and never in my way. I have two tabs open on different parts of this thread right now - one for the QR box I'm typing in and one for the post I'm replying to so I can refer to it without having to scroll up. I could do the same with a second window but not as handily.

   
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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franca: New windows never come up in the right place or at the right size; they always necessitate moving and resizing not only of themselves but often of other open windows as well. Switching between windows can be a pain.
Oh...you're one of those kind of people...the ones who don't use full screen...my sister is like that too--probably most people are...'-}}

With very, very few exceptions, all my windows for whatever software I'm using are full screen--maybe that's why I don't like tabs?? '-}}

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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Tabs are always as full as your window. I use full screen on my tablet (no choice, LOL) but on my computer I use just slightly less than full screen in order to have access to my desktop shortcuts without having to minimize or close the browser. I use most applications fullscreen but I'm usually multitasking when I'm browsing. Multitasking is easier on the tablet than on my computer but I still love tabs in my browser.

   
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Tabs are always as full as your window. I use full screen on my tablet (no choice, LOL) but on my computer I use just slightly less than full screen in order to have access to my desktop shortcuts without having to minimize or close the browser. I use most applications fullscreen but I'm usually multitasking when I'm browsing. Multitasking is easier on the tablet than on my computer but I still love tabs in my browser.
Ditto that here, Franca. Except the tablet part. I don't have one.

I liked Opera's optional feature of asking you if you REALLY meant to close it. I'm using Chrome mostly now, and forever closing it when I didn't mean to. Ooops.

   
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The other thing about Opera is it lets you recover a closed tab, and once recovered it remembers the back-button history. On my theme it's a little button in upper right, just below the "X" button.

   
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There are a couple of extensions for Chrome that can save your sessions. Multiple sessions if you want. Am on my tablet now so can't give you the names right now but they are very handy.

   
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Why would one do that?

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Well, it was in response to Steve's issue - closing the browser without meaning to and losing the tabs he was using. Also if the browser crashes the last session is saved. For my purposes I find it easier to keep tabs on (lol) research I'm doing than to save bookmarks. So, for example when I was researching binoculars for my trip I found some good sources of info and also some good prices on a few of the candidates. But I hadn't made up my mind what I wanted to buy yet. I saved those tabs and some others relating to my trip (more safari gear) in a session called "Africa". I could load that session and -presto- there were all the relevant tabs. Very handy.

   
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Ahhh...gotcha...'-}}



>> Also if the browser crashes the last session is saved

Yeah...FF has that and I turned it off primarily because, for me at least, if the FF aborted, I don't want to go back to the place that caused the abort and just generally, I found the option annoying...



>>I saved those tabs and some others relating to my trip (more safari gear) in a session called "Africa". I could load that session and -presto- there were all the relevant tabs. Very handy.

Yes...I can see that it would be. I take notes--digitally. I used to use cserve but with Win7, I use CintaNotes (free, no requirement to register because of a syncing option which I wasn't interested in) and I copy/paste urls and add my own notes...

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I saw Opera's ability to save sessions and immediately understood how useful it'd be.
Then never used it. Go figured.
But I understand.

The ability to recover crashed sessions always seemed less useful. OK, whatever I did last made it crash. I want to reload that same setup why? To watch it crash again? Ummm .... no.

   
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