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well... i'm one of those 70+ tab freaks. actually 200+ all browsers combined.

i use opera (plus 2 other opera installs) as my main browser, chrome, firefox. sometimes IE.

i use chrome for laptop use. i prefer chrome over firefox coz i dont like firefox tab management. the way the tabs disappear to the sides.


i didnt know about this:
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Originally Posted by CyberWolf575 View Post
There is an addon that makes your tabs shrink in FF. Also if you have more then 15 tabs open in Chrome, you wont be able to see the names of them. Which is why firefox did the scrolling thing. Personally i can't stand not knowing which tab is what. But for firefox there is an addon that lets you stack up to 50 tabs with their names still visible. Its perfect for my use.

the reason i chose opera as my main browser is coz of the "3d effect". being able to restore tabs in the window and resize them. you i can have 2 or 3 tabs side to side and watch other tabs in the background. i could be watching a youtube or ebay [refresh] while doing other stuff.
that is the single most powerful feature on opera over the other browsers in my opinion. i find i can multitask so much more with opera than other browsers.


this is an old screenshot and the way i typically use my browsers:




the difference btwn chrome and firefox speed is unnoticeable to me. opera works "faster" in that you can pull pages from cache instead of it reloading the page. so for that reason i consider opera faster than chrome and firefox. especially when using the mouse short cut [hold left click+right click.. to go back. hold right click+left click.. forward. pages load instantly unchanged]


firefox has a better restore than chrome. if chrome isnt shut down properly there's no guarantee the session will restore after windows restarts.
firefox even has a better restore than opera.
firefox best feature imo is restoring text. ie if i were writing this post in firefox and the browser crashes... or if i went to another tab and forgot about the post and shut down the computer, i'd bring up the post exactly where i left it. opera doesnt. you lose it all with opera.


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One of my friends keeps 100+ tabs open in Opera. He knows what each tab is without even looking at the preview.
i do too .
with opera you can resize the tab bar at it can show the "previews" as tabs".


for now i use 3 opera installs as main. if i got into firefox addons i'd probably use it as my 2nd browser. but for now chrome is 2nd...
    
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post #242 of 251
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i use chrome for laptop use. i prefer chrome over firefox coz i dont like firefox tab management. the way the tabs disappear to the sides.
Again, customize the about:config yourself or use extensions to change this behaviour. At least you can customize the UI unlike Chrome in this way. I used to use multi-row tabs before Tab Groups came out so now I just pinch/zoom on the trackpad and I can see all my tabs and group to easily switch between them even when I have 100+ tabs open.


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the reason i chose opera as my main browser is coz of the "3d effect". being able to restore tabs in the window and resize them. you i can have 2 or 3 tabs side to side and watch other tabs in the background.
There's plenty of Firefox extensions that split up tabs within the same window since Firefox 3 and possibly even before.


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the difference btwn chrome and firefox speed is unnoticeable to me.
You need to try out FF8. Throw in Fasterfox Lite & SpeedDNS and the two are even more different.

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Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post
opera works "faster" in that you can pull pages from cache instead of it reloading the page.
You can choose to not refresh the page and load from cache if available by default if you want in Firefox. Even IE could do this back in 200(2 ??).

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mouse short cut [hold left click+right click.. to go back. hold right click+left click.. forward. pages load instantly unchanged]
You can do this with both Chrome & Firefox. It's called extensions. Mouse gestures is one example.


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firefox has a better restore than chrome. if chrome isnt shut down properly there's no guarantee the session will restore after windows restarts.
firefox even has a better restore than opera.
firefox best feature imo is restoring text. ie if i were writing this post in firefox and the browser crashes... or if i went to another tab and forgot about the post and shut down the computer, i'd bring up the post exactly where i left it. opera doesnt. you lose it all with opera.
More good points that are often left out in browser comparisons. The only browser I've ever been able to trust with hundreds of tabs reliably is FF with Session Manager extension. Safari, Chrome and IE have all lost tabs due to browser crashes/pc crashes/corrupt profiles(Chrome). For ensuring you don't lose posts on forums, I live by Textarea Cache which automatically saves text from text boxes for you in case the page crashes/reloads/whatever.

There's almost nothing that any other browser can do that Firefox can't do just as good or better.
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There's plenty of Firefox extensions that split up tabs within the same window since Firefox 3 and possibly even before.


There's almost nothing that any other browser can do that Firefox can't do just as good or better.
i've tried the split extensions but they dont even come close to opera's mdi.
i even think opera is about to give up with the current mdi coz of bugs. i'm one of the ppl in their forums fighting to keep the feature. if they change it i'm ditching the browser.

i know ff can be a powerful browser but every time i try check extensions half of them dont even work. i check all browsers once in a while.

opera used to take a while opening or closing 80-100 tabs (ban?) but after getting ssds its now instant.
i understand all browsers have a lot more to offer. opera too when you get under the hood gets even better.



a customer just called me a few seconds ago saying their ff asked for some adobe updates and they dont wanna mess with it and moved to chrome.
^^ chrome having adobe flash built in but ff without makes it the preferred browser for the noobs.




ff tab grouping is very advanced but its a little much. simple tabs across the bar is still the way to go. opera too tried following ff with the grouping but its just a little too much.


with opera and ff i keep some tabs opened to get to them weeks or even months down the line. i don't trust chrome coz chrome just isn't stable enough.
there're tabs i have on ff which i've had up for a almost a year. (ban?)
    
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post #244 of 251
I plan on getting a E-350 integrated to motherboard.

For "office" use, will it handle 40-70 tabs?

It's a weak dualcore, 1.6ghz but wery lowe energy.
A bit better than Atom is my understanding.
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It should, and it's a lot better than the Atom in practice simply because of (I think) out of order processing, doesn't make a big difference in benchmarks like SSDs, but in the real world the difference is massive, believe me, the Atom I had was a slow pile of junk versus even a P4, which it matches on average in benchmarks.

But yeah, FFs tabs are HDD limited, not CPU.
    
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I've had over 100 tabs in chrome with no slow down
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This is really scraping the barrel of fanboyism. Jeeeez.
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But yeah, FFs tabs are HDD limited, not CPU.
about:config
browser.cache.disk.enable = false

Tabs don't touch my HDD at all. Or just use a RAMDisk.
post #249 of 251
I will always take Firefox over Chrome because:
AwesomeBar > Omnibar

The Chrome address bar does not search your history when trying to type a URL of a site you frequently visit and that is the game breaker for me. Firefox super conveniently pops up the most relevant and recent URL to a two or three characters entry into the address bar.
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I want to go back to Firefox but I really like the way that Chrome integrates with my Google account. No surprise there though, it's GOOGLE Chrome. If I could sync my Google bookmarks with Firefox I'd go back.
    
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