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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: MichaelHoward 11 February 2011 12:57:37AM 12 points [-]

I've had this page in a tab in my browser for days intending to read it, and still haven't. Seriously.

It's nice to know my acrasia has a sense of humour.

Comment author: UnclGhost 09 May 2011 02:06:12AM 2 points [-]

Sad but true. Often, I find that it helps to open a new window for things that I need to read, fill out, etc., because 1), it makes it harder to be distracted by the "fun" tabs I also have open, and 2), Firefox (at least) can't save all of your tabs when you have two windows open, so you have to close one of them, and the "serious" window is a way to force yourself to finish everything in that window before you close your browser and do something else.

Having said that, LW usually takes up most of my saved "fun" tabs...

Comment author: Sniffnoy 09 May 2011 02:13:13AM 1 point [-]

I think it does save them all if you quit by hitting "quit" rather than closing all windows.

Comment author: Document 09 May 2011 02:10:27AM *  0 points [-]

Firefox (at least) can't save all of your tabs when you have two windows open

Does that mean I've been discarding tabs without realizing it every time I've closed the browser with more than one multiple-tab window open?

Comment author: AdeleneDawner 09 May 2011 02:21:51AM 0 points [-]

Probably. In firefox 3 (windows version), if you have two windows open, close one, and then close the other, only the second window's tabs will appear on the window that's created when you re-open firefox if you have it set to re-open your last group of tabs when you start it. (You can probably re-open the other window via 'history > recently closed windows', but this would be a separate step.)

Ending the firefox process from the task manager will save all sufficiently-recent tabs in all open windows, but is not at all elegant.

I haven't messed with this in firefox 4 yet, but expect that it works similarly.

Comment author: Document 09 May 2011 02:47:48AM 1 point [-]

File -> Exit

Comment author: endoself 09 May 2011 03:36:12AM 1 point [-]

File -> Quit, at least on Linux

Comment author: UnclGhost 09 May 2011 04:45:25AM 0 points [-]

Looks like File > Exit works. Still, though, having to go to the File menu can work as a minor barrier to impulsiveness.

Also, AD, the saved session feature in Firefox 4 is kind of the opposite of Firefox 3--it asks you if you want to open your last session when you start, instead of asking if you want to save when you quit, in case you were wondering.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 10 May 2011 02:36:45AM 0 points [-]

Looks like File > Exit works. Still, though, having to go to the File menu can work as a minor barrier to impulsiveness.

Ctrl+Q.

Comment author: UnclGhost 10 May 2011 07:06:44AM 0 points [-]

Doesn't seem to work for me.

Comment author: Document 10 May 2011 07:29:40AM 1 point [-]

Alt, F, X. (I apparently value my pedantic satisfaction more than your productivity right now, but you were likely to find out eventually.)

Comment author: UnclGhost 10 May 2011 03:47:21PM 2 points [-]

Sheesh, who knew even productivity could be destroyed by the truth?

Comment author: Psy-Kosh 11 February 2011 09:49:32PM 1 point [-]

Hee hee. I've been doing similar... but have been incrementally reading through it, and now have finished it.