Tabbed Web Browsing- Yes or No?

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Tabbed Web Browsing- Yes or No?

  1. Yes I use it

    114 vote(s)
    94.2%
  2. No, I turn it off

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. No Preference

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    #1
    I just wanna see how much people liked tabbed web browsing.

    I personally hate it, although slightly less organized, I find it much easier to multitask for some reason without it.
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    love it. i tend to open a lot of links with a middle-click into a new tab in safari.
     
  3. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    #3
    Why not make it a poll? nevermind

    Either way, I do use tabbed browsing and find it works quite well.
     
  4. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    #4
    I don't turn off the preference, but i don't use it. I like having multiple pages open, it just works better.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i use a combination of multiple windows with multiple tabs. forum spy, for instance, gets its own window while most everything else is tabbed in another window.
     
  6. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    #6
    I not only use, I depend on tabs. When I use my dads computer with IE6 I pretty much lose it with all the windows.
     
  7. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Ditto. Once I started using Tabs there's no way back. I also find Safari 3's movable tabs quite handy on occasion too.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #8
    I HAVE to use IE6 at work and my biggest complaint about it is no tabs. I <3 tabs!
     
  9. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    #9
    can't stand tabs most of the time. it's hard to keep track of what sites you are on because you can only see one site at one time with tabbed browsing, and i sometimes like to have more than one page active at a time, where in tabbed browsing, they all go kaput. i use f10 to look at my open windows in safari. it's messier, but it keeps me more aware of what i have open.
     
  10. echeck macrumors 68000

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    #10
    I used to hate tabs, but now I've come to use them when I'm casually browsing. I still open pages in new windows when I'm being productive, because like furcalchick it helps me be more aware, and makes it easier to switch using expose.

    Now if tabs would jump out of the window when using expose, that would be somethin'!
     
  11. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    #11
    Tabs and windows together.

    For related pages, I use tabs. If unrelated, then windows. Right now, I have 3 tabs in my MR window, 5 tabs in my umbrella stroller shopping window, and 4 tabs in my comics window.
     
  12. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Almost always at least 3 tabs open. I could not imagine not having tabs. I don't really care much for multiple windows.
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    #13
    Usually have 10+ tabs open much of the time. Safari's memory usage is off the hook.
     
  14. invasian macrumors regular

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    #14
    Have to have tabs...no organization either...just random tabs open...need a new tab? apple+t, type in link, enter, and we're off...

    i think tabs and mouse gestures are two basic essentials of any web browser...it's too bad safari and other mac browsers (shiira, camino i'm looking at you) don't have mouse gesture support...a real shame
     
  15. KristieMac macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    I thought I'd never tab. But now I am addicted. It's just so flippin easy.
     
  16. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha. I rely on tabs. When I'm at a computer that has a browser that doesn't have tabs, I go crazy with all the different windows. It's much less cluttered to have it all centered in one window. Plus, it simply seems more intuitive to me.

    It doesn't help that I'm continually at about 5 different sites at a time.
     
  17. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Yep I use tabs and browse through them...much easier imo than to make seperate windows...call me lazy :)
     
  18. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    #18
    Tabs are the best thing to come to web browsers since, well, okay, I don't really know, but tabs ROCK.
     
  19. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    #19
    I think would shoot myself if I had to use a web browser without tabs.
     
  20. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    tabs for most of my browsing...

    if i'm doing research I have multiple windows and related tabs in each.
     
  21. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    #21
    I use tabs and the S3 movable tab feature constantly.

    I really wish Apple would make it easier to open non-application links in a new tab automatically, though. There's no reason they can't just add it to the preference pane.
     
  22. eMac4ever macrumors regular

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    #22
    I absolutely love tabbed browsing; I don't know what I would do without it!
     
  23. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Tabbed is the way forward. Though I do still sometimes use a couple of windows, usually with many tabs inside both...
     
  24. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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