When I’m doing research or work for clients, I often have a need to open many browser windows. I would find the more windows I had open, the less productive and more scattered I felt.
I just recently heard about this great add-on from Firefox called Tree Style Tabs. If you’re not using Firefox, this is a great reason to do so.
Here’s what it does:
- tabs are neatly organized along the left side of the screen and are readable (you can also opt to have tabs displayed on the right, top or bottom)
- If you click on a link within a site, the new tab opens up right underneath the first site tab. It’s slightly indented, showing you it’s related to the one above.
- Groups of tabs can be expanded or collapsed as you wish
- Easily drag and drop tabs to organize them
- You can choose to hide your tab sidebar
- Easily organize multiple projects by grouping tabs together
- no more rows of cluttered tabs at the top of your screen
I’ve been using it for about a week now and my desktop seems much more uncluttered and organized now. I especially enjoy how readable my tabs are and how multiple pages from one site are grouped together so neatly.
Tree Style Tabs does work best if you have a wide-screen monitor. I installed it on my husband’s computer, but he quickly complained it took up too much real estate on his monitor, so I simply changed the tabs to appear at the top.
If you want to see a quick look at the tabs in action, here’s a minute & a half video that will give you a tour.