I don’t really have that many tabs open, by the right comparison.
Steve Gibson of the Security Now podcast (episode 492) explains how he has over 200 tabs open routinely, many of them over a year old, for various ongoing projects.
I don’t know if that goes to the right time index (6m:20s), but here’s a transcript:
I’m still, until Chrome solves the tabs problem, I am still over on Firefox. And actually the footprint problem, when I launch Chrome, it just gobbles memory compared to Firefox. So I’m still there, over on Firefox, and happy with 200 and some-odd tabs open. So, yeah, I sort of use it as my messy bedroom of stuff that I want to get to. I have tabs open from reference material that I was using when working on SpinRite 6.1, so that gives you a sense for, you know, SQRL took over, and we’re now like at T plus 15 months of the SQRL project. So those are dusty tabs, but Firefox is holding them open and knowing that I’m going to get back to them soon as I get SQRL wrapped.
In a later episode which I can’t find a link for, he remarks how it had ballooned with a few new projects to over 600 tabs.
I’m a power user and my workflow tends to similarly necessitate high tab usage. Is this the incorrect browser to use if I require a large number of tabs?
I’ve browsed through all the settings, both in about:preferences and in the “alt ribbon”, and I can’t find where to create a new profile like you do in Firefox or Opera. Could you point me in the right direction?
I did however try opening a new window with only one tab open, and observed no change in behavior.