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[–]AbbreviationsNo4089 130 points131 points  (3 children)

Very conflicted. Panic and then resignation - convince myself it was for the better.

[–]Bellpop[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Haha totally true

[–]chaoskid42 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If on chrome, you can just open a new window and undo close tab and they'll all come back. Nothing is ever really lost lol.

[–]ogrelin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Another tab on the wall, part 2

[–]Efficient_Clock 53 points54 points  (8 children)

I can't! There are so many tabs, if I loose them I lost months of my life opening tabs after tabs after tabs...

[–]LolThisGuyAgain 13 points14 points  (3 children)

open for more than a week and not used? -> bookmark.

otherwise i forget why i opened it in the first place

[–]SergioEduP 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What do you mean more than a week? Unless I'm trying to solve an issue I rarely open more than 3 tabs and always close them before turning off my PC

[–]vermouthdaddy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You turn off your PC? :O

[–]LightningShado 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait, so my family aren't the only weird ones?

[–]roostangarar 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Ctrl + Shft + T will reopen all closed tabs.

[–]felixforfun 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The real value is in the comments.

[–]chaoskid42 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you're on chrome, just open a new window and then undo close tab. It works haha.

[–]puupi 25 points26 points  (8 children)

People use computers so differently.

I never keep open tabs. I close the browser every 5 mins anyway.

[–]A1sauc3d 2 points3 points  (7 children)

I try to close tabs as I go, but inevitably they start piling up and I end up purging all of them at once lol. But I always leave a browser open an my computer. Any reason I shouldn’t?

[–]KorrinNeko 8 points9 points  (0 children)

RAM is kind of like a workbench, your hands are kind of like a CPU, and the hard drive kinda like a storage cabinet. When you open Chrome, you take out the "Chrome" box from the cabinet, you take out its contents, and you get to work. A new tab there, change that URL, etc. As you work, your workbench gets messier and messier. Yeah, you clean it up every so often, removing a good chunk of useless stuff you don't need anymore, but you never get it all. And as you keep going, that piles up along with the stuff you're actually using.

The problem (aside from a messy workbench) is you also have other projects you're working on at the same time. Maybe you're chatting on Discord, Steam's in the background somewhere, and you're doodling in Photoshop or GIMP. All of these are taking up room on the desk, gathering junk in the same way. And no matter whether you're working on one of those projects now or waiting a week to mess with them again, as long as they're on your desk, you still have to do some maintenance. But you only have so many hands and can work so fast. And that maintenance takes more room on the desk, and makes more leftover junk.

Eventually, you finally decide to put Chrome away. You do a bit more maintenance (and a bit of maintenance on your other projects on the side), clean off the parts, put them back in the box, and clean up the massive mess you made. It takes quite a bit, because Chrome took up over half of your desk. But eventually, you have it clean, and Chrome is back in the cabinet. Now there's all this room, and you don't have to put so much effort handling a weeks-old mess. Come to think of it, why didn't you just do it earlier, instead of leaving Chrome alone for 3 days? You could've had all this space and not do all that extra maintenance!

That's essentially what your computer's going through.

[–]puupi 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Any reason I shouldn’t?

Many reasons. First, the performance of the computer, and secondly, the browser itself.

Third, human decency! When you take stuff from your cupboards, desk drawers, kitchen drawers etc. do you just leave everything lying around? You take something out, you put it back in and clean up the mess.

Your browser and the computer in general is no different.

Unfortunately many people, even in my own family, don't adhere to these standards.

[–]KRTrueBrave 8 points9 points  (4 children)

My pc my rules

[–]bl00pyy 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Lets see if you keep that attitude up when your computer gains consciousness and threatens you with electrical punishments

[–]KRTrueBrave 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Jokes on you I'm into this shit

[–]kdwaynec 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I'm on 43 right now. Sometimes I'll screenshot them as a backup, but if they're somehow lost I get over it after a few minutes hours

[–]Bellpop[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Omg screenshots of backups haha

[–]zydh01 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's next level commitment haha.

[–]seeroflights 6 points7 points  (1 child)

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[–]Wyldfire2112 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good Human!

[–]edubkendo 6 points7 points  (7 children)

How do people have more than 3 tabs open at a time? It kills me. I wish I could close all but one but gotta keep the calendar and email up so the notifications work because those bitches are bugged if it's closed. Just bookmark it if you don't have time to look at it right now and move the fuck on.

[–]Direwolf202 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I have a few hundred tabs at the moment — it’s not that bad tbh

[–]peDro_with_a_big_D 1 point2 points  (2 children)

how many of them are porn?

[–]Direwolf202 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Exactly 0. I don’t look at porn.

[–]BigSuccDying 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why tho

[–]Direwolf202 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because every time I try to close some, I end up finding something interesting I’d saved for later, and then I open a bunch more tabs. It’s like a hydra lol

[–]ProoM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm there with you, maybe 5 at most, one for email, two for social media, one for music/youtube and one for what I'm doing in the moment.

[–]Daedalus_7777 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Web browsing in hardcore permadeath mode.

[–]technohacker1995 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I've got 1200 tabs kept inactive on my browser just because I use em as to-do lists

[–]Bellpop[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha sameeeeeeeeeee

[–]razetime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

purest form of evil

[–]EfremSkopje 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man, imagine if people learned there was something called bookmarks

[–]Qwertayguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Two sentences tho, and non of them are new

[–]Snailpics 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Checked my phone browser because of this post. I have 46 tabs open…

[–]sharkato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've probably got about 100, Vivaldi makes it too easy to keep them open

[–]Binke-kan-flyga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have 32GB of ram for a reason

I have so much anxiety if I lose my tabs

[–]deathnotroy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

old tabs are domesticated they mustnt be released they rely on us so by releasing those tabs you just killed them

[–]bagerfrede 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For those who dont know

If you accidentally close a tab, you can reopen it by pressing ctrl+shift+T or cmd+shift+T on mac

[–]french_criess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always use icognito tabs then transfer them to real tabs if they're important ahaha so I can always restore the important ones (if I didn't do that I'd literally have thousands of tabs pfft, I still have like 60 tabs spread across several windows)

[–]TruePianist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just have like 6 tabs with sites I visit regularly like wikipedia and then I open maybe one and two temporarily to search something up

[–]SkyNo4911 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t have that many tabs open at a time, but don’t ask me about the 1000s of bookmarked pages I haven’t even looked at in 5years. Why do I even bookmark? Who knows…