Having way too many tabs open is something that happens to everyone. You open a tab because you need to read the info immediately; you open another one because you think you might need it later. You open another one be for some other reason.
Before you know it, you have so many tabs open that you have no idea where it is when you need to find one. You could close the ones you don’t need or save the ones you can look at later. But what if you need all those tabs and can’t close any of them? Not to worry, Firefox has a useful feature that allows you to find any tab. Let’s see how this feature works.
How to Find Any Tab on Firefox
Firefox has a mode called Search mode. By typing % and pressing the space bar once you can access this mode. That’s not the only way you can access this mode. You can also access it through your mouse. You can do this by clicking on the search bar, and at the bottom, you’ll see a series of icons.
Click on the tab icon. It’s the one to the right of the blue star. Once you do this, you’ll see a tabs icon appear in the search bar. Firefox will show you some suggestions and if you see the one you want to open, click on the Switch to Tab option next to each option.
If you don’t see it, type the word that your tab is about, and Firefox will place it in the results. When you see the tab you’ve been looking for, click on it, and you’re good to go. This trick will help you find the tab you’re looking for, but it’s not going to stop you from experiencing possible issues due to the large number of tabs you have open.
You’ll put your computer through an overtaxed computer memory and reduce the battery life. Not to mention that time you’ll lose finding them. You can always create a folder where you can save the sites you want to read later. You can call the folder something like For Later and save all the tabs that you don’t need at the moment. This will definitely unclutter things up.
An extension that’ll help you close various tabs at once is OneTab for Firefox. Once the extension picks up on all the tabs you have open, it’ll show you options to delete all the tabs or restore them.
There’s always going to be a tab or tabs that you think you have to have open. But, you continue to work, and you notice that you never opened them again. It may be a tough decision, but sometimes it’s best to close them. If they’re that important, you can always save them somewhere for an easy find. How many tabs do you usually open during a session? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.