Highlight duplicate tabs with blinking
@Ayespy Much appreciated!
I would like to see a togglable setting, off by default, that prevents duplicate tabs, with a blacklist/whitelist. For now, I am using the chrome extension 'Clutter Free', though I can't figure out a way to add the start page as an exception.
The extension Otto Tabs to auto stack tabs by host has the feature:
It is necessary to define if this URLs are the same or not: (Different Post and the same Thread)
This one is good at it's job, I recommended it simply because it work across all opened windows. But it use very high resources when you have many windows/tabs, so you should only enabled it once a while or when you feel like you have to many dupe tab opened.
More or less the same request, but framed in the sense of housekeeping issues.
So my sessions will contain cruft (unused tabs) maybe 40 out of 120 pages. And it becomes worse after more tabs are added. At certain point I start creating new tab where I had an old one and so on. And more tabs makes finding the active tab also more complicating (different bug)
You can say this a end-user failure (it might be). However it would be nice to have some incentive & tool to clean up number of open tabs. It's to some extend self-inflected pain by session restoring. Which stops forcing people to 'actively' check tabs. And bookmarking the relevant ones. And you become lazy and such with tab management.
Less tabs would improve performance too (without perf tweaking). Speed drops surely noticeable after 120 tabs. Even if those tabs only restored from session and not 'activated' - reloaded - the still causing a lag. So simply the presence of session tabs will cause perf issues.
There perspectives. At the on hand duplicates to the same domain. But well, not always that helpful. I open tend to open every link in a new tab. And well, Wikipedia has lots of links. So saying you have multiple tabs to Wikipedia isn't helpful. Next comes exact path, but that less likely. But having tab pointing the text page. Can happen, but how common?
There are instances where I accidently open webmail in a new tab. Maybe I should pin that on to top. Anyhow the filter duplicates so be fine grained; ideally somehow configurable. So explicitly saying: look for tabs pointing to gmail.com. So user defined.
Another request would tool tracking unused tabs. To prevent clogging. Say al tool showing tabs not access anymore in say last 4-7 days. Which pretty obvious indicator it became irrelevant. With option to quickly close those or move them to say bookmarks.
Blinking tabs as indicator for duplicate isn't my preference, though. There must be some alternative. One problem: someone with epilepsy might have problem with that.
This feature is so beautifully handled in chrome. When you are about to visit a url that is already open, you are presented with an option of "switch to this tab" in the address bar itself. This way of handling duplicate tabs is too clean. Vivaldi can also do the same.
Opera does it in a way where it highlights duplicates only on hovering, so this should be more efficient compared to being always active
@dude99 It is not that easy my friend.. Browser only checks it when new tab is opened.. and it doesnt require much computing.. it is very easy task for a low end device too..