h a l f b a k e r y
What's a nice idea like yours doing in a place like this?
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Most of us have too many tabs left open. Even if we close
them all one day, in a short while we have too many tabs
This idea is a sort of disease which infects a browser of a
certain species and kills a tab now and then. Maybe more
than one. The criteria is such that we probably
notice it gone, the cull simply keeps the number open to a
sane level. The criteria shouldnt be so basic as to be
based on merely age of tab opened, or last viewed. It
should be a bit smarter than that the tab that is least
useful to us, or least helpful or least beneficial or least
||I think the tabs should fight to the death.
||They could solve the problem if they brought back some of
the older operating systems that would crash periodically.
||Guilty as charged. Home and work. Duh.
||I don't have this problem, I tend to close tabs
fairly soon after opening them - resorting to
"History" functionality as a means of returning to
things of interest should they require it.
||If a history of links is maintained, it should be
possible to let those links that we return to more
than once to float higher up the list - and, say
all the text from each link were extracted and
summarised in terms of themes and topics, they
could be associated with one another, topically -
i.e. w3c specs vs news vs board games and so on.
||The topics being formed based on your own browsing
habits over time. This way, you could get an annual
summary, describing how in 2015 you were very much
more into permaculture and green woodworking, while
2017 was far more a year for data visualisation and
||That analysis would be really nice. The problems I have with browser history are that it doesn't go back far enough and that the search only searches the title and URL, not text on the page or the topics the page discusses. I have an extension that purports to search text on the page in my history, but it's never returned a single result for me.