• @kernelle
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      181 month ago

      Is it just me or does the middle click wear out more quickly than the others? Always figured they use a worse switch because they think people use them less. My last two failed the same way.

      • @jaybone
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        41 month ago

        Does the entire scroll wheel go, or just the button functionality? The never happened to me with any of my mice.

        • @[email protected]
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          51 month ago

          I also use middle click a lot and it was only the button functionality. It didn’t fully break but became very inconsistent. (Sometimes doesn’t click, sometimes clicks twice in a row). Now I have to use ctrl click. Sucks for programs where middle click drag moves the view around.

      • @Psythik
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        31 month ago

        Was it a Logitech mouse by any chance? The middle click has a tendency to wear out more Logitech mice than any other brand for me.

        • @kernelle
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          11 month ago

          Spot on, G402 was the longest runner, but had issues on right and middle click. Steelseries rival didn’t last long at all.

      • @umbraroze
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        31 month ago

        Most common mouse problem I have is that grime gets in the wheel and it acts up or seizes up. (Cleaning wheels is also a huge headache with newer mice.) Buttons rarely quit working. …except on some of my Logitech mouses, sometimes the buttons just started going funky or died. My Microsoft wireless travel mouse has kept working for years. I have an Microsoft Intellimouse Optical from early 2000s that I still use with Raspberry Pi, no problems.

      • @A_Very_Big_Fan
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        21 month ago

        I have a Steel Series Rival from more than a decade ago and its middle click still works lol

        • @kernelle
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          11 month ago

          Yeah heard many good things, mine could’ve been a fluke.

      • Almrond
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        21 month ago

        I have had a Logitech G600 and a Corsair Scimitar that have both had issues in the past. The G600 had the switch outright die and the scimitar developed inconsistent scrolling (also super stiff and hard to middle click anyway).

        I do a lot of web browsing and RuneScape, which uses the middle mouse button to move the mouse and I tend to rebind the DPI buttons under the wheel to the middle mouse button to compensate.

        • Brem
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          11 month ago

          G502 Hero is the true MVP.

  • @wreckedcarzz
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    351 month ago

    A year or so ago, I started using an addon to put tabs in categories/windows because of this. Then I added more categories. And more.

    I have easily a few hundred tabs now. My “general” category has maybe 60? My (unsaved) porn category, shit 300+? Then I’ve got server management, shopping, and a few others, with like 25ish each. And then I was like, ah ha, I’ll be smart, I’ll save things as bookmarks so stuff I’m shopping or researching or whatever is moved out of the way until I need it, then I’ll export and use linkding to manage it all. Fuck it, I’ll just use it for all categories as I clean up this mess slowly. Well long story short now I have a fuckload of tabs and 1k+ bookmark links. But the good news is I can simultaneously link you details about implementing Fail2Ban, info on a dozen docker containers, show you my progress so far on locally-hosted security systems, and a dozen tabs about whatever kink you want, without searching for anything.

    screams

    • @[email protected]
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      161 month ago

      Here I am getting claustrophobic with more than 6 tabs, I usually close my browser after a project so all the history and cookies clear

    • @[email protected]
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      31 month ago

      Is managing your tabs and searching for a particular one faster than using a search engine though?

      • @VegOwOtenks
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        61 month ago

        Fair point. My browser (FF) supports ‘search in tabs’ as well and suggest it over a new search engine result when typed in the address bar. I don’t know what about the style makes me think this, but it looks like FF on Windows in the Screenshot.

  • @Katana314
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    281 month ago

    Most browsers are now “sleeping” tabs so it’s only saving the URL, and not any of the data/objects on it. It’s kind of necessary given that modern websites adware has the system requirements of Crysis.

    • @Soggy
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      41 month ago

      Imagine giving websites unfiltered permission to run code and display ads.

  • @VegOwOtenks
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    221 month ago

    I was amazed to find out you can open a new tab by using middle-click in firefox.

    • @[email protected]
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      Bilbo (Bilbo!) Bilbo Tabbins,

      He loves to click and scroll!

      Bilbo (Bilbo!) Bilbo Tabbins,

      Greatest little hobbit of them all!

    • @zarathustrad
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      31 month ago

      The dwarves of yore made mighty tabs,

      Windows open like unsightly slabs

      In websites deep, where dark things creep,

      In mother’s basement beneath the hells.

  • @Soggy
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    101 month ago

    Hey, guys? Bookmarks. Every browser has nesting, organizable, searchable bookmark folders. Get your laundry off the chair, fold it, and put it in drawers.

    • @pivot_root
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      41 month ago

      My old sock drawer has been cleaned out more recently than my browser bookmarks. Just saying…

      • @Soggy
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        31 month ago

        The goal is not to be lazy, it’s to build a file system that efficiently combines related tasks and interests. Lazy is just leaving your clean laundry in a pile.

        • @[email protected]
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          31 month ago

          Really going hard on this laundry analogy. I feel like there’s a story here, maybe you’re a frustrated parent?

          Also, bookmarks ftw.

        • Nom Nom
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          I jokingly made the comment but I do use bookmarks. It’s just better with a tab session saving add on, because I don’t want to clutter my actually useful bookmark list with links that I’ll only need to check once as the meme in the op shows.

          Bookmarks are superb now, I can add keywords and tags to each bookmark so I can browse for exactly what sort of sites i’m looking for. So yeah I’m all for sorting all my briefs and speedos with gusto 👍

  • @TootSweet
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    81 month ago

    I have 21 tabs open right now, including this one. That’s on my personal machine. Don’t ask how many I have open on my work machine that I haven’t rebooted in a few weeks.

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      Hello Sir, it’s Stephen from IT,

      Sir. Please reboot your PC before you ever even think about giving us a call.

      Hope to never hear from you. hangs up

  • @erp
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    81 month ago

    Browser: “Are you gonna order somethin’ kid!?” (all subsequent data streams to Google for future sale)

    User: “Uh yeah, give me, gimme a tab.”

    Browser: “A tab. I can’t give you a tab unless you order something!”

    User: “But I’m jonesin for some saccharin … not that newtra-schweddy or whatever it is”

    Biff Yaml enters; sits two spaces down, feeling sexagesimal: “What are you looking at, BUTTHEAD!?” (all of his comments are one line)

    Python Strickland enters: "User what are you doing? Four spaces are used for indentation. You got a real attitude problem, user; you’re a slacker! You remind me of your dunder father when he went here; he was a slacker, too! Quack quack. (his package is poorly managed)

    Linus Torvalds enters: heavy breathing … curses in Finnish (Älykääpiö!) … gits out

    IBM Selectric: “Hold my beer … and my ball”

    Obnoxious neighbor kid walks in (a real ascii): Invokes char(11)/VT; sits on the floor. His Mylar balloon flies away, hits a high voltage line, and the power goes out.

    Browser: “Well, looks like the milkshake machine’s broken.”

    Teletype Model 28 looks up from drinking coffee and reading the morning paper tape: “I would like to be … modified”

    Doc Mill (nee’ Rampazetto) enters: (shudders) “Momma bollocks!”

    During this time, Helium was on a noble mission and did not react.

    • Brem
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      41 month ago

      Somewhere… far in the future, a distant entity read this marvelously nonsensical opus & decided humanity wasn’t always completely hopeless.

      We have here with us, my fellow humans; a truly ‘Hoopy Frood’…if I’m allowed to quote Douglas without seeming rude.

    • @TootSweet
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      51 month ago

      And everything freezes for like 3 seconds while it churns through that process. Lol.

  • Bappity
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    71 month ago

    vertical tabs for the win! I switched recently and it ignited this habit for me 😅

  • HexesofVexes
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    61 month ago

    When you have more tabs than a pharmacy, it’s time to worry!

  • @[email protected]
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    51 month ago

    So genuine question, what are the benefits or reasons for having multiple tables open rather than saving as bookmarks or links? It just doesn’t make any sense to me but seems to be pretty common for people to do any more and I want to understand

    • @Soggy
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      71 month ago

      Sub-optimal ADHD coping strategy (kind of a joke). Some people just… don’t have object permanence? Like if they don’t have visual reminders it falls completely out of their brain. I don’t get it because I have a terrible memory but I deal with that by organizing and developing habits like always putting things down in the same spot. I hate sifting through clutter.

    • @[email protected]
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      51 month ago

      I have three categories of tabs:

      • web apps I want to keep open all the time for notifications that I don’t want to install (Discord, calendar, email)
      • tabs I’m currently switching back and forth between or plan to soon
      • tabs from the second category that I forgot to close or left open because I never got around to the task I planned to use them for

      The last one is the largest by several orders of magnitude.

      • @[email protected]
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        So I understand the first one, if you don’t want an app open handling them. I still usually just open email or calendars when I want to check them, and close the tab again after, but also don’t have a job that requires me to constantly monitor them.

        The second point I guess I do as well in short term, but more whatever I am actively, currently try working on. I’ve never needed a long term organization for that, though, since it was always more like having several loose leaf papers spread on my desk and less like putting multiple bookmarks in a book and coming back to it over several hours or days. If there’s no need to use it in the next 20 minutes or so, I just bookmark and close it.

        The third I just really don’t grok. Maybe I just really need a tidy browser workspace, but I usually have one, maybe two tabs open at a time when I’m not actively using them and referencing between them. I dont have any tabs that can be forgotten, because I close them immediately after I use them and no longer need them right now.

        I guess it is no different than having bookmarks for everything, except I can hide those. I just hate the “look” of a bunch of tabs open (as a personal preference).

        • @[email protected]
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          11 month ago

          I don’t like the look of it either, when it gets too bad I’ll usually go through and close a bunch but I can’t for the life of me manage to close them when I’m finished with them for the time being.

    • @[email protected]
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      41 month ago

      If I bookmark a link then close out of it I’m far more likely to forget about it. Vs just opening a tab and getting to it when I get to it, or just mass closing tabs every once in a while.