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Firefox-style tabs for Chrome? - Input Junkie
November 10th, 2011
04:50 am


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Firefox-style tabs for Chrome?
dcseain finally talked me into switching to Chrome, and it's much better behaved than Firefox. I can leave it open for hours, even including having Facebook open, and not be plagued with scripts slowing everything down.

I'm not dead certain that it's top speed for opening a page is faster than Firefox, but the average speed is much faster.

However, I like being able to have a bunch of tabs open, and the Firefox feature of having a large number of tabs at full size in a row that I can skitter back and forth across is better than having tabs shrink so that there's not much but the icon.

Can I get the long row of full-sized tabs in Chrome?

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Date:November 10th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
Huh, I switched to Chrome months ago and had forgotten about the horizontal scrolling in the tab bar in Firefox. It looks like the behavior you want is a planned feature?

I'm not sure I like that feature, in that it's likely to lure me to accumulate too many tabs. Every time I let too many tabs accumulate for too long I get burned: eventually the browser will crash or my laptop will die and all that stuff I was promising myself I would get back to is just gone. While it's a nice reminder of the ephemerality of life and all that, I'd really rather consciously curate. I just recently started using Google Sites on my personal domain to keep a wiki-like collection of stuff I've been meaning to get back to / share / otherwise take action on; in a year perhaps I'll know how well that worked.

Chrome does have extensions like TooManyTabs that provide alternate interfaces for this sort of thing. I try not to use extensions for my UI, though, because I change computers too often and don't want to get whiplash.

Edited at 2011-11-10 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Date:November 10th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for looking that up.

I probably need a well-organized bookmarking system-- after all, I don't need all those tabs as tabs, I just need a decent chance of finding the url again.
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Date:November 11th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Can't help with that, but I will say that I only use Chrome for Facebook, and the Shockwave plugin keeps crashing in it, which is really annoying.
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