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    Senior Member TenebrousReflection's Avatar
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    Default Browsing habits: How often do you leave browser windows open when not in use?

    I noticed that even though I have general rules I follow, my own window closing behavior can be inconsistent, and the behavior of others can be quite different than my own as well, so I thought I'd inquire how others view this...

    When I am using an e-mail or social site (facebook etc), I will log on, check messages, read what fiends are doing, then nearly always close the window.

    When I am browsing forums, I usually open each post in a new window and when I am done reading/replying to the post, I will close the window, _unless_ it has some information I think I may want to re-read later in which case I will bookmark it then leave the window open until I'm ready to use the computer for something other than browsing. I often open multiple threads at the same time and I do not consider myself to be "done" with a thread until I have read as many messages as I want (or are available) and decided if I want to respond or not. I may or may not read the thread in chronological order

    When I visit news or entertainment web pages, I will go there for the content and promptly close the web page when I'm done. If there is/was something I thought I might want to re-read or forward to a friend, I will bookmark it, and may copy the text of it to a local computer file (in case its not there when I come back).

    If I get sidetracked by a phone call, or get the whim to do something else, then I may leave my browser windows open when I otherwise would have closed them (technically I'm not done using them, so I guess it is more consistent than I first thought).
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    I dont have computer atm(using phone), but when i had computer, i had browser open all the time computer was open, and i didnt shut it off unless i left somewhere for over hour or so. On computer browser i had at least 20 tabs open(sometimes even 40) all the time, so that they would open automatically when i open it.

    Now with phone, i got browser on pretty much all the time im at home. Typoc is always the first tab i open on phones browser.
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    I usually have anywhere around 5-10 open at a time. Sometimes they are things that I want to read later. I could always bookmark them and close the window but I know if I do that I'm not likely to get around reading it. I'll also leave windows open for things I check frequently like email.
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    I pretty much never close anything unless/until I start having problems with memory or something.

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    On my private laptop, I don't close windows until I'm ready to shut it down. On public computers, I log off and shut the window immediately.
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    Yeah I don't turn off my macbook until six weeks have gone by without a reboot and everything is moody. Sometimes I leave tabs open for weeks. I'm trying to be better but I get so curious that I hate to close tabs I haven't got a chance to read yet, even if they're not worth bookmarking.
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    All the time but I get overwhelmed if there s more than three
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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