Originally Posted by JayBart
just tried having 3 tab groups with 50+ tabs open in each on this machine I'm using now running Win 7. No microfreezes or even small lags. Don't know what the difference between what you guys are doing than I but I'm not seeing it.
And I have to agree with Kenny,I'm a heavy user but don't know why you would need that many tabs open all at the same time.What can you focus on thats so important you can't open it later?Many ways in FF to get to things quickly when you need to.
You must not be a programmer
I rarely ever have less than 100-150 tabs open -- cross-referencings, documentation, forum threads, etc etc. I wouldn't be able to survive without my favorite addon of all time, Treestyle Tabs -- the ONLY way to mass tab
There used to be an add-on worth its weight in gold, called BarTab. It had the most holy of holy features of not only being able to not load tabs until selected (now a native feature of Firefox, which was copied from this addon), but most important of all -- tabs that weren't used after X amount of minutes were unloaded from memory. When you eventually did go back to the tab, it would reload as if you were just jumping to the page.
It's a most brilliant add-on, but unfortunately, the developer stopped developing it. I believe it's because he got hired on at Mozilla.
Anyway, if anyone knows of any alternative addon to BarTab (or know someone who could pickup the reigns in development), that would be most wondrous. The addon still technically works with current versions of browsers, including the latest Waterfox, but it has a couple bugs -- namely, when a tab gets unloaded, it doesn't auto-reload when you jump back to it. You have to manually reload the page yourself. A minor inconvenience.
The other bug seems to be a disk-thrashing issue, where it seems to be choking on the paging of sites to disk. It's not conclusive if this is the addon's fault, and I'm not privy to how one could precisely deduce what's specifically at fault.