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Discussion on: Google Chrome’s new update finally allows you to organize and group tabs!

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Luke

Still need Firefox-esque tab strip scrolling before this is feasible imo. If you have that many tabs that you need grouping, Chrome just shrinks the tabs down where you can't read them.

Opera really nailed tab grouping back in the early 10s. Easy to use, drag the tabs over each other and bam, grouped. Expand or collapse the groups with one click to clean up space. Tab strip scrolling too.

Haven't seen anything as nice since and modern Opera lost their way. I still open up Opera 12 from time to time just to see what we lost :(

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JZ JavaScript Corner

Firefox, imo, had the best tab management of all, but they moved it to a plugin when only a tiny percentage of people used it. I don't remember if that plugin is still supported anymore, but the groups were completely hidden away in a different pane and you could use that pane to move tabs between groups. The pinned tabs were shared between all groups, which I loved. And none of the tabs in inactive groups were loaded when the browser started, so that freed up resources. I think you could also hibernate groups later too.

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Luke

Panorama was cool! It did have some issues and it was slow, but the concept was great. I think there's similar "session managers" but I don't think they're as good since they're not built-in.