extension ExtPose


Description from extension meta

Simple extension helping us control ourselves with opening too many tabs.

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Description from store This is not another extension for tabs management created for browser performance reason. Purpose of this extension is to restrict ourselves with opening too many tabs which is very bad habit. If you have 15-30-more cards opened on daily basis, it's way too much. I know that some of you that reading this description may have something like > 100 tabs opened. You found the right place to get rid of this habit. WARNING! Using this extension may be very iritating at the beginning, as breaking any bad habit is not easy. Here is my recommendation how to use this tool: 1. set initial values for "max amount of allowed tabs" in "options" of extension to some reasonable value (for instance one third of your current number of tabs) 2. click "Roll ups tabs". Now you will be left only with X tabs (where X is max amount of allowed tabs). All other tabs are saved in memore of the browsers. The extension will dose you those websites every hour or every other interval you've chosen. All of those urls will appear in one extra tab. 3. Try to use browser with your new limit & at the same time read your old websites, that are coming up in extra tab. If you are done with them and you feel like the limit is fine for you then repeat step 1. 4. Repeat until you are able to use 2-4 tabs. 5. Disable "Save tabs when closing browser" in your browser settings. Close browser everytime you go to bed, even if you hibernate your computer. ======= Why it's very bad to use many tabs? If you sometimes wondered why you cannot focus anymore when reading paper book and you simply don't understand what you've just read, then this is one of the reasons. It's widely believed and also scientifically proved that navigation through web using "open in new card" can have very detrimental effects on one's brain and memory. Of course there is nothing wrong in using feature of "cards" in browsers, the problem is when we exaggerate with this behavour. Then it's very hard to break this habit. Allowing ourselves to do it we are weakening our memory and we are getting bigger and bigger problems with focusing on different things. We no longer can read long block of text and what's even worse we have very little understanding of text we read. For more information I recommend great book on this subject: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

Latest reviews

  • (2015-06-28) Honza Kohout: Great extension! I searched something like this very long:) One suggestion: would it be possible to show some warning if I try to open tab over the limit? Now it is little bit confusing. Regards, JK
  • (2015-06-22) patriot patriot: работает, work it

Latest issues

  • (2019-10-10, v:0.1.3) N Duffy: Limit tabs to 3 instead of 10 via GPO
    Good Day, I am testing your extension on an RDS server but want to limit the number of tabs by default from 10 to 3 via GPO. Please can you let me know what the Extension Management settings need to be to achieve this? Many Thanks, Nic


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5.0 (2 votes)
Last update / version
2018-02-28 / 0.1.3
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