I have five different instances of Firefox open right now with 27 tabs total. There were more a couple hours ago. I’ve been working on closing them, which essentially means that I need to find closure on each topic or site that is open. Many are open because they represent a To Do action item that I have Not Yet Done. Others I know that I will need in the next day or two. Some I could close… but I don’t want what they represent to fall out of my long list of things I just need to remember for whatever reason.
Does that sound like a sickness? I will admit that 27 is a lot, but it’s certainly not the most I’ve ever had open at once. I have been better about bookmarking links, but the problem is that many aren’t links I necessarily want to bookmark. Though now that I think about it, I could bookmark them under a to-do folder and just delete the links as I take care of them. Huh.
My biggest fear is that I won’t maintain the folder and/or it will get too big to manage. It’s easy to keep Firefox instances open—one for each topic, ‘cuz that’s just how I roll—and easy to minimize and temporarily ignore the ones for which I’m currently procrastinating. But it makes Firefox run more sluggishly. And logically, I know I don’t need to keep all those tabs open. It’s cyberclutter, and that just sounds like a dirty word.
I’m going to try the bookmark subfolder and see how that works for the next couple days. It would be really nice if I could figure out how to minimize the number of open Firefox tabs on my computer!