Author: Michał M. Sapka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2023 19:23:50 +0200
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+title: "Keeping Browser Tabs to a Minimum"
+abstract: Mobile, as always, is terrible
+As a bit of a comment on a recent [Ruben's post](https://rubenerd.com/keeping-computer-stuff-open-or-closed/): yes, closing unused applications makes a lot of sense. But I also keep my open tabs count in the browser (Firefox for pleasure, Brave for work) to a minimum. In most cases, I am below 10. Sometimes 20, when I start too many things and don't stop them - like Youtube videos. I don't know how people avoid getting anxious about having 50, 70, or even 100 tabs. And, more importantly: why? Do you really need so many things at hand? I know some terrible web apps out there don't keep the state in the URL, so you can't simply use browser history, but 100?
+This, however, does not apply to mobile. Mobile has a million problems, and this is one of them.
+On iOS, you are penalized for closing an app, as a cold start is much slower than waking from hibernation. And even if you close it, the app can still track you. So disabling all background activity for all apps seems to be a must.
+Then there are mobile browsers. I use mobile Firefox, which is pretty much terrible (but it syncs history with my other machines. Sites like 9gag or The Verge break it (you can scroll down as JS blocks it, and without scrolling, the URL bar will not show, so I need to refresh constantly), but also, the tabs management is a joke. There is no tab management. I constantly have over 100 tabs open because there is no easy way to close them. There is no tab bar, so I can't see them. There is no quick way to close multiple, so every few weeks [I declare bankruptcy](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-m3RtoguAQ) and use the one button keeping all this madness - close all tabs. I waste resources because the tooling is not there.