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Chunk Your Most-Visited Sites To Cure Browser Tab Addiction

How often does your browser ask you if you’re sure you want to close, say, 47 tabs? If you sense your browser, and your attention, goes astray while browsing, a “chunked” bookmark setup might streamline your web behaviour.

Rather than open tabs as you think you need them throughout the day, and provide yourself with endless targets to click away to, WebWorkerDaily suggests looking at your tabs during a heavy browsing session, seeing what you’ve got open and separating them into function-based groups. Bookmark them all at once and organise them into folders (explained in detail at the post), and then set up a schedule or rotation to open them all in batches, using the “Open all in tabs” shortcut offered by most browsers with a right-click.

What kind of groups, you ask? WebWorkerDaily’s suggestions include:

Finances:

  • Mint.com
  • Your bank
  • Any investment sites
  • Checking web site stats:

    • Statistics on your main site
    • Statistics on sub-sites

Skewed toward web designers, it seems, but easy to replicate for anyone’s browsing habits. If it’s more a matter of checking sites for procrastination’s sake, we recommend setting up LeechBlock to avoid time sinks on Firefox, or its Chrome semi-equivalent, StayFocusd.

How to Cure Tab Addiction and Browse More Effectively [WebWorkerDaily]