Right now I have some 40 tabs open in Firefox. I wonder how many I can have open before it crashes or really slows down my system.
Why do I do this? I readbrowse through a lot a blog entries in any given day using Google Reader and when I see a blog post I wish to read further I open it and it opens in a tab. If it’s something I want to read in detail and follow-up on or blog about I leave the tab open. I could “star” these items but I often forget to check my stared item; having then in tabs is a better reminder. Finding time to follow-up on these is difficult which is the primary reason I have so many tabs open. I just have to remember that if I open an instance of Firefox to shut it down before closing my main browser instance or I’ll lose all those open tabs. I also use Internet Explorer 7 for our corporate sites, include a SharePoint site. Right now I have 12 tabs open in IE7. IE7 has started crashing when I close it but the tabs persist (as long as I remember to check the box to open these tabs next time I start IE7 – I wish I could set that as the default!).