When it comes to tab management in your web browser, you have plenty of options no matter what you use. For IE, you can use Maxthon. (It uses the IE Trident engine, so you’re essentially using IE with a different shell. Optionally it can use Webkit). Firefox has tab options aplenty plus add-ons aplenty. For Opera and Chrome, same thing.
Sometimes however, the best thing to do for managing tabs is to simply use two web browsers, or two separate application windows of the same browser.
For whatever reason, the thought of, "must.. use.. single.. browser.. window.." is stamped into our brains, but you don’t have to do that. You can safely and easily run two and just click or ALT+TAB over to the other browser whenever you need to.
If you want to launch another browser app window right now, that’s CTRL+N and has been that way even before we had tabs in browsers. An example of how you’d actually use that separate browser window is that you can put your email in the second window and do everything else in the first. You know that whenever you go to that second window, your email will be there.
Using two separate browser apps can help protect your privacy
We’ve all heard how sites like Facebook track everywhere you go from cookie trails and so on. If that concerns you, just keep Facebook open in a completely separate browser whenever you need to go there.
For example, if you’re in Windows, you have IE. Use it, even if you’re a diehard Chrome, Firefox or Opera user. Let IE’s only site loaded be Facebook, then use your other browser of choice for everything else. Whatever Facebook does in IE stays there and won’t place any cookies or otherwise in the other browser you’re using.
The best part about using browsers in this way is that you don’t have to mess around with any plugins/add-ons/extensions whatever to get this kind of functionality. All you need is two browsers installed and run them both at the same time whenever you feel like it. This works and it’s easy.
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