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Watch the video. Finally, a UI 'improvement' I can appreciate.

Tab candy ℅ The Register

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Looks very cool. I hope they

Looks very cool.
I hope they figure out something with memory.
When I have tons of tabs open my memory usage skyrockets... that's my main concern, but he did say they're working on it, so we'll see how that turns out.

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Tab Candy looks really good,

Tab Candy looks really good, nice to see Mozilla leading the way with innovation.

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Genius, wonderful, momentous.

Genius, wonderful, momentous. First thing I do is open Opera along with the 15 tabs of a reference nature, next FF with it's 32! tabs all required then I go and make coffee while waiting for FF to load up. luckily I have a super fast cpu and massive amount of ram as these two browsers running alone account for 360KB.

This enhancement moves the browser forward in leaps and bounds, it's exactly what I had been wishing for, some means of controlling, organising tabs.

I do need this right now though Smile

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Hugo wrote: +luckily I have a

Hugo wrote:

+luckily I have a super fast cpu and massive amount of ram as these two browsers running alone account for 360KB.

Um, I think you need to multiply that by a thousand or so. On my new system FF is taking just under a hundred megs, not K's, and Opera around 60. With four gigs in this rather low end machine that still leaves a bit left...

If we use your figures (and assuming you meant megabytes) that's around 8% of my available ram. And even running eight concurrent apps, including four separate browsers, I still have around 50% of physical ram available if Windows 7 is not lying to me.

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Yep you're correct I meant

Yep you're correct I meant mega bytes, even with Giga bytes of ram that's still a lot for two apps to consume. Suppose my real point was the hugely long time FF takes loading all those tabs, which this new 'feature' will attempt to address by not loading them all in memory if memory serves from the video.

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Hugo wrote: Suppose my real

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Suppose my real point was the hugely long time FF takes loading all those tabs, which this new 'feature' will attempt to address by not loading them all in memory if memory serves from the video.

So what will it do, store them all to disk so they load even slower?

I wouldn't have much use for such a thing since I usually only have one or two tabs open, rarely going beyond five. I prefer to use multiple browsers instead, firefox for general browsing, chrome for gmail, flock for facebook, and safari for reading usenet groups via google news.

Makes my taskbar a bit of a miss, but Windows 7 seems to do the taskbar better in any event. But it probably uses up as much or more memory than this new-fangled "tab candy" thing for the same number of tabs.

One thing I am not going to do is sit through a video in order to learn about it. I can read pretty good and at my own speed, and if they can't explain it in the written word I probably won't want it anyway.

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Mr. Seedhouse, I'm just

Mr. Seedhouse, I'm just wondering why Chrome for gmail? Does it provide any extra features?

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Verschwindende wrote: Mr.

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Mr. Seedhouse

Don't know any "Mr. Seedhouse" around this neck of the woods. I answer to "Ed".

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I'm just wondering why Chrome for gmail? Does it provide any extra features?

No good reason, really. Just that it seems fitting to use Google's own browser for google apps - but then of course I violate that by using Safari to read Google groups and IE8 for Google News. Having made the decision, for whatever reason, that it pleases me to use separate browsers on my desk top, I just decided for no particular reason that it made sense to use Chrome for gmail and I've stuck with that choice. I just like to do things that way is all.

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Right, right. Carry on then.

Right, right. Carry on then. Thank you. Smile

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Ed 'Tab Candy' is good,

Ed 'Tab Candy' is good, simple as, end of story, not worth discussing etc. it is a further means to organise your browser and multitude of sites that one loads and needs on a daily basis. Bear in mind that the browser will and is becoming the most important application on a puter in many senses it starts to become the central hub to much activity.

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Hugo wrote: Ed 'Tab Candy' is

Hugo wrote:

Ed 'Tab Candy' is good, simple as, end of story, not worth discussing etc. it is a further means to organise your browser and multitude of sites that one loads and needs on a daily basis. Bear in mind that the browser will and is becoming the most important application on a puter in many senses it starts to become the central hub to much activity.

Well, you may be right of course, but I am afraid I am skeptical, being a believer in simplicity. Also I have written my own application that does that on my own server running on "localhost", which seems to me to do the job nicely enough.

First thing I do on any new computer is install xampp, so I can run my own set of of local webb applications developed over the years in spare moments. One of them is a link organizer, not of commercial quality but it works well enough for me. It organizes links kept in a mysql database into "tabs" on my screen. So I don't feel the need, though if the only computer I have that still runs MSOffice Access dies I might have to change my mind since I use Access to edit the mysql tables.

Depending on how "tab candy" works perhaps I should sue them. Wink

I suppose if "tab candy" works as well as my simple PHP/Mysql app I should feel proud that someone got the same idea.

But I am not going to watch or listen to a video presentation to find out...when I want to watch TV I turn on my decade old CRT television.

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I don't really see a point of

I don't really see a point of it. It's kind of like having separate windows open with separate tabs in, but with another step to get to it?

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If I was to improve the

If I was to improve the tabbing functionality, I would make one simple change which I feel would make everything alot more organised.

First of all, all tabs are automatically grouped by domain and are made available in dropdown menus.

When you go to open a new tab, underneath "New tab" I would have "New related tab". When this is clicked, it enables you to choose which dropdown menu you want the tab to be openened in.

This would keep all domain specific tabs and related tabs in their own collections.

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Okay, after a bit of

Okay, after a bit of research, and many crap addons later, I found this for managing grouped tabs. It's awesome, I needed to change the colour scheme in the settings but it works a treat Smile

Its called "TabGroups Manager"

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