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Organize Your Web Browser Tabs

Geek Tip: Drag and Drop in Firefox

As a compulsive tab-opener in Firefox, I'm always on the hunt for easy ways to organize my open tabs. While there are plenty of add-ons for managing tabs (Too Many Tabs and Colorful Tabs are two of my favorites), some days I just can't get them under control. I tend to work in multiple windows with multiple tabs, and if you do the same, this tip might come in handy. One of the easiest ways to organize windows in Firefox is to simply drag them around the screen.

You can change the order of the tabs simply by clicking on one and dragging it across the others. Look for a blue icon that shows which two tabs the chosen window will be moved between. You can use this to move a tab into its own window, too. Click and drag the tab off of the browser window or to the far side of your screen and the selected tab will now display in its own window. Conversely, if you find yourself working in too many windows, you can drag tabs from other open browser windows onto an existing window to create a new tab. Good news for you Chrome and Safari users — this tip will work for you as well!

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kedawen kedawen 7 years
I tend to go through my feeds, open a bunch in new tabs, and then go read them later. Things get a little messy. Something I found that helps a LOT is an extension that sorts the tabs by the URL. It's so nice to have everything from one site all together! :)
michlny michlny 7 years
THANK YOU! Just tried totally helps out!!
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