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Fresh Candy for Firefox: Tab Candy Makes Tabs Managable

Have too many tabs to deal with in Firefox? You can tame your tabs with a bleeding edge Firefox build with a brand-new feature called Tab Candy.

Tab Candy, a tab management feature in development for Firefox, is one of the best new features I’ve seen in a browser in years. Plenty of tab management extensions have been developed to tame tabs, but Tab Candy takes the cake.

Try to remember life before browser tabs, if you can. Managing three, four, or twenty browser windows was an enormous pain in the posterior. Then tabs became a standard feature in Mozilla browsers and others. If you remember how much nicer using a Web browser was when going from dozens of windows to dozens of tabs, you’ll appreciate how much Tab Candy improves using tabs.

Firefox developer Aza Raskin writes about the problems posed by tabs and that he’s trying to solve with Tab Candy. Basically, the problem is “information proliferation” where we have so much information at our fingertips that it’s virtually impossible to keep track…

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