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My tabs always get completely out of hand while developing, such that I can't read anything or navigate anywhere. If anyone has solved this, what tool are you using to better manage your browser windows? Open to any ideas. Thanks.

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Would be better asked on superuser.com/questions –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Mar 3 '11 at 19:59
    
this is programming related? –  TZHX Mar 3 '11 at 20:03
    
@TZHX: No, but there is no option to migrate to SuperUser. –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Mar 3 '11 at 20:14
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Firefox 4 features the Panorama tab management system which allows you to drag-and-drop tabs into groups and switch between groups. It gives you greater flexibility over the tabs that you see without forcing you to manage multiple windows or close out tabs.

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This looks amazing. Here's to hoping they come out with something similar for Chrome soon... –  Andrew Arnold Mar 3 '11 at 19:56
    
@Andrew Agreed. I'd be happy if I could have 2 or 3 rows of tabs even, I can afford the screen space. –  Matthew Read Mar 3 '11 at 19:58
    
FWIW, I've been using FF4 for some months now and I never once used this feature. Perhaps I'm getting old (I ought to be below 20, but ...), but I couldn't integrate it into my workflow (as in, I still open everything in tabs in the same single group). Quite the contrary - it got in my way a few times, Ctrl-E is too close to Ctrl-W (quite a surprise when you hit it the first time) and I was left wondering where the heck my tabs went a few times (bugs, but still). –  delnan Mar 3 '11 at 20:09
    
@delnan honestly I don't use it either because I rarely have more than 5-6 tabs open at once, but I know power users who don't know how they lived without it –  Travis Christian Mar 3 '11 at 20:13
    
@delnan I've found binding the Panorama shortcut key to a button on the mouse makes it a lot easier to access and so much more useful. –  Mr Alpha Mar 3 '11 at 21:08
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I would recommend a plugin for your browser that provides vertical tree style tabs. The one I use is Tab Kit for firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tab-kit/

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See Mozilla Home Dash, it might be useful. It is a project of Mozilla Labs.

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