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POLL: Tab bar features? Tab stacking / grouping?

  • A nice thing about the Tab Bundler extension is that all you do is create a few folders (let's say, (1) music, (2) news), (3) Opera forum, and when you're on a web page (like Slacker or Pandora), click on the + sign to put it in the music folder, and even if you later close the tab, it remains in the extension folder for your group. It's very easy to see all the tabs in each of your groups. So you can simplify the tabs that are open on the horizontal bar (by removing some), that are using up resources of the computer, but just double click on the item that remains in the folder (even if it was removed as a tab), and the tab for that item opens.

    It's simple then. Create the folders you want for different subject areas. Then when you're on a web page, click on the + sign to put that web page in the folder as a tab. Everything is grouped. Close all the tabs on your horizontal tool bar, and they're still there in the extension "group" folders, till you close the browser.

    Here's a nice discussion for getting started: http://dottech.org/161686/how-to-save-tabs-in-bundles-on-chrome-tip/

  • Browser extensions are the most annoying innovation in browsers history, And It's not shocking for me when innovations come from outside opera! Just compare annoying icons on top right or annoying popups when you want to use most of extensions with opera (original opera not new chromera) sidebar.I hate when people say "you can do it with this extension..."
    Yes I can use note extension or tab extensions, But they are crappy. They are not user friendly. Yes I can but I won't.
    You can do it with your hand or your wife! It will be done but experience is different!

  • Look xoex, if you feel that way about browsers extensions, then the new Opera is definitely not for you. It is designed to be optimized for each person differently via extension. So I would think you ought to stay with Opera Presto or find another browser that doesn't use extensions. Maybe Internet Explorer, though I understand they are moving to an extension model also. Now I think browser extensions are terrific, as they add incredible functionality to the browser, but each to his own.

  • All major browsers use extensions. To deny the viability of extensions is to live in the past. You might as well go back to browsers from the 90's like Netscape. The fact that I can personalize my browser via extensions is a huge plus. The world knows this, even though a few users like xoex don't. Probably best for him to stick with the older Presto.

  • Browser extensions are the most annoying innovation in browsers history

    There are extensions you don't even remember they are.
    I strongly believe that I have built extensions (e.g. modern scroll or Textbox Auto Resizer) like that. No popup, no buttons, no distraction. And if you can tell me anything that's not user-friendly as you state, than I'm happy to rid that flaw for you.

    You can do it with your hand or your wife! It will be done but experience is different!

    ROFL. True dat. :lol:
    But an extension doesn't necessarily need to be a hand ^^

  • Yes.
    I would like to have my tabs with text on the right side of the window.

  • Browser extensions are the most annoying innovation in browsers history

    There are extensions you don't even remember they are.
    I strongly believe that I have built extensions (e.g. modern scroll or Textbox Auto Resizer) like that. No popup, no buttons, no distraction. And if you can tell me anything that's not user-friendly as you state, than I'm happy to rid that flaw for you.

    You can do it with your hand or your wife! It will be done but experience is different!

    ROFL. True dat.
    But an extension doesn't necessarily need to be a hand ^^

    They call me ancient but I begged for extensions from Opera v5! I agree that there are some good extensions, I'm using some of them (like PageRank extension on opera presto). Some of them are useful but the whole system is wrong. I saw a note extension and it was awful. I loved to see extensions in sidepanels and with more native interface not a popup web UI.

    The world knows this, even though a few users like xoex don't. Probably best for him to stick with the older Presto.

    If world knows so I was wrong using opera v4 and above. I had to use IE 6! Now If you want to know what world knows, Chrome marketshare is about 50% and opera below 2%. Go use Chrome!

  • Opera is better than Chrome. LMFAO at that poll. Maybe I've tweaked it a bit with extensions, and know how to make it sing, but I love it. Much better than Chrome. Don't worry about public opinion, and make your own choices.

    Getting back to Tab Bundler for a minute, it has another really nice feature!!! I made folders of my tabs yesterday. There is an option to delete them, but I didn't. I closed the browser down and the computer, and today, I opened the computer and browser. The folders with my tab options are still there when I click on the extension icon, organized according the subject area.

    The point is that none of the tabs are open and using computer resources, but they are there for easy access if I want to access them. I can even assign tab bundler a keyboard shortcut to open it that way if I chose (instead of having to click on it with the mouse). This is better than tab "stacking"/"grouping" because the tabs don't have to be open (to waste computer resources), but they are still available after closing the computer and opening it again -- available until I delete the tabs manually.

    Now double-click on one of your tab folders, and a new Opera window opens with all of the tabs in that folder. If you have two Opera windows open, tab bundler shows in both windows, with all the tabs that you have marked to be saved.

  • @lem729

    BS! You don't have to waist resources or ram when you can suspend all tabs until they are current. Thanks for the useless suggestions though. It's like dressing up a pig into a diff animal and claiming it's a cat.

    In simple the request is that TAB STACKING needs to be brought back for people who do have 80+ tabs open doing all kind of research.

    Opera was a browser for serious people, chrome was always for kiddies who watch YT and self-obsess on facebook. Why dumb down things to a point where Firefox is the only straight up guy standing? Opera used to give a run for it's money and now?? Useless! but hey that's called optimization right?

  • @bsaboveall

    For some people, what Is suggested can be quite useful. If not for you, so sorry. You're an exotic case. 🙂 80 plus tabs. Hmmm. I wouldn't dream of having that many open, but if that's your thing, c'est la vie. Have a wonderful day!

  • @lem729
    BS! You don't have to waist resources...

    Ahem. He has quite a resourceful waist - judging by his avatar! :lol:

  • If I could have tab stacking back... in ANY browser... I would switch to that browser in an instant. I am no longer using Opera because this feature is gone.

    Organization is a factor in productivity. Now there is no intuitive method for personalized organization anymore. Chrome has some strange stacking thing, but that just is a sorter to pull your most recent tabs forward. I don't need my computer to attempt organization for me. I want to do it my way. This is why tab stacking was fantastic. Keep all your thoughts in one place with ease. Separate your thoughts (tabs) into obvious categories. Hold onto your baskets of thoughts (tabs) for as long as you need them. But no, now you just take my lovely baskets and flip them over on the ground. Everything in a mess again for me to sort through. In my opinion that is the one feature that ALL browsers should have. It shouldn't even be hard to implement....

  • If I could have tab stacking back... in ANY browser... I would switch to that browser in an instant.

    Opera 12.17 has tab stacking. If that is not sufficient, then your statement isn't true.

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