My FireFox tabs were getting out of control. I had about 50 tabs all stacked up and I couldn’t really quite keep them all straight.
Why so many? I had about a dozen tabs for things like Gmail, Twitter, a few random sites/blog posts I’d been meaning to read/scan, two YouTube videos I wanted to watch, and a few things I wanted to blog here. Another dozen tabs were devoted to things related to a business/blog/website – images I wanted to use in posts, post drafts, etc. And, about two dozen consisted of awesome stuff in Thingiverse and around the web I wanted to blog over at MakerBot.
For someone who gets easily1 distracted like myself, having so many tabs across so many different topics makes it very easy for me to get sidetracked. It occurred to me that I could just open up a few FireFox windows and drag and drop my mess of tabs into three broad categories. I opened up two additional windows, which makes one for MakerBot blog post drafts, business/blog post drafts, and a third for miscellaneous stuff. 2
So far I’ve been able to clear out a bunch of tabs – which feels great. One interesting and satisfying side effect is that when you close the last tab in a FireFox window, the window closes!