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Here’s how to tame browser-tab madness in Chrome and Firefox

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Way back, when the web was a much smaller place, people opened a single browser window to view one site at a time. That changed in the early 2000s, when the top web browser makers popularized tabbed browsing—allowing a single program window to hold two, three, four, even a dozen or more open sites at once. Tabs have since become a staple of online multitasking, such as research projects or price comparisons. It’s tough to imagine browsing without them.

But they can also easily get out of hand. As the crammed-in tabs get smaller and smaller, it becomes impossible to read the title on each and get back to a site you know you’ve opened somewhere. And if one or more of those sites have auto-playing videos or other multimedia elements, your system can grind to a crawl running them all.

Luckily, browser makers and utility developers have crafted tools that make it easier to wrangle the multitudinous tabs you’ve opened. Here are the best options for Chrome and Firefox—consider........

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