Few users do web browsing within just one-page tab these days. Tabbed browsing enables users to open multiple webpages within a browser. However, opening lots of page tabs consumes more system resources and can slow down browsing. That’s why a well-optimized browser comes into play.
The best browser for opening multiple pages should include numerous built-in tab management options and have lots of tab management extensions for users to organize pages more efficiently.
These are the best Windows browsers for opening lots of tabs without being heavy on your system.
UR is a new Chromium browser that’s similar to Chrome in terms of UI design and tab management. The browser’s tab context menu includes exactly the same options as Chrome for pinning, duplicating, and bookmarking tabs, which are handy page options.
One of the best things about the UR browser, however, is that its users can tap into Chrome’s vast tab management extension repository. Thus, UR users can utilize all the best Chrome extensions for tab management.
Furthermore, we can’t skip on mentioning the main focus of UR Browser which is privacy. You can open dozens of tabs and be quite positive that everything will work in basically any browser.
But what makes the difference with UR Browser is that trackers and annoying cookies won’t bother you in any of them.
The built-in VPN will keep you anonymous, albeit you’ll sacrifice a bit of bandwidth speed when using it. Thanks to privacy features, page loading beats the competition. There are no ads and other scripts loading in the background on webpages, which reduces the loading time substantially.Editor's recommendation
Google Chrome is the browser of choice for many, but it lacks some of the built-in tab management features and options found in a few alternative browsers.
Nevertheless, Chrome’s great tab management extensions make up for that and ensure it remains among the best browsers for opening lots of pages.
Extensions such as OneTab, TabsOutliner, Group Your Tabs, Tabs Outliner, and The Great Suspender enable users to organize and temporarily suspend inactive Chrome tabs to reduce their system resource utilization. Thus, those extensions give Chrome’s tab management a notable boost.
Mozilla Firefox is a more system resource efficient browser than Chrome with multiple page tabs open. Mozilla claims Fox utilizes 30% less RAM than Chrome on Windows 10. Thus, Firefox is among the best browsers for PCs with lower system specifications.
Although Fox has lost a few notable tab management features, such as Tab Groups (Panorama), it still includes some handy built-in tab management options. Fox users can pin tabs and send tabs to synced devices.
The browser includes a Ctrl+Tab switcher that enables users to switch between tabs as shown below. Furthermore, users can configure the browser to show thumbnail previews for all open Fox tabs on the Windows taskbar.
There are also plenty of decent tab management add-ons for Firefox. Fox users can group and organize pages with Simple Tab Groups, OneTab, and Panorama Tab Groups.
Furthermore, users can also add tab sidebars to Fox with the Vertical Tabs Reloaded and Sidebar Tabs add-ons.
Vivaldi incorporates some of the best tab management options and features of any browser. For starters, its Tab Stacks enables users to group tabs together by dragging them over each other, which is a feature more browsers really should include.
Users can view multiple pages in the same window with Vivaldi’s Tab Tiling. The browser displays thumbnail previews for tabs when users hover cursors over them.
Selecting the browser’s Hibernate Background Tabs option suspends pages to preserve RAM. Furthermore, Vivaldi users can search open tabs via the Quick Commands menu.
Thus, Vivaldi users don’t really need any tab management extensions. Yet, Vivaldi is also a Chromium browser. Therefore, users can still add plenty of additional tab management add-ons to the browser from Chrome’s extension repository.
Opera includes some advanced tab management options and features that users won’t find in most alternative browsers. Users can save a group of open tabs into Speed Dial folders for quick access by selecting Opera’s Save all tabs as Speed Dial folder setting.
This browser includes a tab menu that displays recently closed pages, all open tabs, and expanded thumbnail previews of each selected page. Users can cycle through tabs with the browser’s Ctrl + Tab hotkey.
Opera also includes Task Manager that shows users system resource utilization of each tab and add-on, which is a good tab management feature.
Those are five browsers with some great extensions and built-in options for tab management. So, they’re the crème da crème for tabbed browsing in Windows.
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