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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Jun 7, 2013

Are you a Tabaholic?

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Have you noticed that surfing the web seems to be a lot slower than it used to be? You may be a tabaholic!
It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.
One of greatest features of today's web browsers is the ability to open separate websites in separate tabs.
You know, no more need to hit the back and forward buttons, just click on the open tabes but this awesome feature can also be the piano on your computer's back.
Each tab you open eats up a chunk of memory as if it were another stand-alone browser…the more tabs you open, the more memory you chew up.

Today's nugget of knowledge can help improve your computers performance instantly and that is…keep the tabs to a minimum!

Even programs that have nothing to do with the Internet get punished when you overload your browser, because the working memory (better known as RAM) is shared by everything you run.

If you can’t seem to control your tab appetite, you might want to checkout a cool little add-on for Google’s Chrome browser called OneTab.

It takes 5 seconds to install and using it is just about as simple. The next time you notice you’ve gotten out of control with tabs, just click the OneTab icon and whamo! the tabs are consolidated as a list on a single page.

OneTab will instantly clear a ton of memory from all those idle tabs that’re open, but allow you to easily reopen the tabs when you need them.

It’s free and available at, that’s O N E – T A B .com

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