Best practices for tab management on Chrome

Hungry for more productivity? Master tab management.

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How do I manage tabs in Chrome?

You have several ways to do this. First, you can pin a tab by right clicking on one, and click “pin”. Second, you can select and group tabs together. Add a color to the group if you want. Third, you can reorder tabs the way you want them. You can always extract a tab from the current window to create a new window. Lastly, you can trust a tab manager like tabby. Here’s our favorite list of tab managers.

How do I see all tabs?

Tabs accumulate so much you can hardly see them in your tab bar. In this case, we suggest you limit the number of your tabs to 7 or so to make sure you can still read the title. You might as well move tabs to different windows. In this case, you always get a clear view of your tabs. Or, you trust to clarify both your view and your thinking.

How do I manage multiple tabs?

Multiplying tabs is not the right way to go if you want to be productive and mindful. However, tabs have a tendency to popup during the day. To manage multiple tabs, use a tab manager. From very customizable tab manager, to AI-powered tab managers like tabby, you should find the right tool for your needs.

How do I open a lot of tabs at once?

There are many ways you can open a lot of tabs at once. First, press control and right click on a bookmark folder, this will open all the tabs of the folder immediately. Second, use control + n to open a new tab in a new window. Third, use control + t to open a tab on the right of your current tab. If you are interested in more keyboard shortcuts, read our dedicated article.

What is tab limit?

Tab limit is either you reached the limit of tabs on one window, or a maximum you set on yourself. Because tab limits don’t feel natural, tabby only removes the tabs you don’t need in the background. In this case, you set a soft tab limit for yourself that should work as a target. No hard limit, so that you are free to browse.

What happens when you open 1000 tabs?

Opening too many tabs will clutter your RAM and slow down your machine. Browsing and working will also be super annoying. The best you can do is to use tabby as a means to automatically remove the tabs you don’t need so that you can both spare your RAM and save yourself from some tabs.

How do I organize my browser tabs?

You can use the new tab group function released by Chrome or trust a tab manager to help you along the way. There exists several tab manager, depending on your mood and browsing mode. If you’re so busy that clicking and managing your tabs manually is a pain, then tabby is the tab manager we recommend. Its built-in AI will save you from hundreds of clicks every day. 

Does having multiple tabs open slow down computers?

Yes it does. Your browser is like an application for your computer. The more you ask for resources, the more it takes from your hardware. It also drains the battery of course because each tab is electricity-powered. However, electricity consumption may not be linear, so further tests are needed. In either case, using tabby as a tab manager is the best way to keep your computer performance at the top and keep the battery running for a longer period of time.

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