I just recently learned about Firefox session restore.Â I can’t believe it’s been available all this time from the dang Preferences menu.
What I have known about and really liked is the Google Browser Sync plugin.Â I use it on the 3 machines I normally use to keep my bookmarks in sync.Â However, I’m thinking about dropping the plugin as it does cause problems when you don’t have a network connection.Â I end up losing all the open tabs I had (it’s possible to get them back with a lot of digging in your history, but who has time for that).
I think I’m gonna try using both features, Google Browser sync to keep all my machines sync’ed up, and Firefox session restore to cover me for when I don’t have a network connection.Â With the backup option I can at least have my tabs populate, yes, without content, but then I can save them to my bookmarks and get them back when I do get a connection.
Forgive me if I over think this browser tab thing, but I normally have between 30-50 tabs open at one time.Â I guess I’m a webpage pack-rat.Â I never kill off a tab.Â I use them as a reference library when researching something, I keep all my favorite sports pages up, gmail, google calendar, reader, and the list goes on and on.
If anyone know of a better solution to manage something like this let me know.Â I reallyÂ thought I hit the holy grail with Google Browser Sync, but it really kills me when I don’t have a network connection.