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Please don't take this the wrong way but why do you have 50-60 browser tabs open? Are you using browser tabs as some sort of todo list? Isiteffective?

I currently have 42 tabs open in Chrome (in two separate windows). Yes, it's like a todo list. It would work better if I had a mechanism to de-duplicate tabs that were open to the same URL - sometimes I find that I've got three tabs open all monitoring the same CI build. But I also keep several JIRA bugs open in tabs so I don't forget them, two Gmail accounts and twitter, I've got five-ish articles that I was in the middle of reading, some reference documents for a few projects I'm in the middle of, a couple of youtube videos that I haven't found time to watch yet...

There have been days when I have had more than 100 browser tabs open. Users should be able to have as many tabs as they want.

That was not the question - I am paying to have a small office to reduce my distractions, and allow focusing. I am just interested in how people manage the distractions, and with 100 tabs open I would presume that they are not all open regarding the same single task at hand.

They aren't.

Most of them are open from other tasks. But that doesn't make them a distraction. They're there for when the current task finishes and I can go back to them.

The alternative is to close them all down and reopen them, which is vastly more time consuming.

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