What Consumes Fewer PC Resources: 1 Window with 250 Tabs or 5 and 50

In summary, the conversation discusses ways to reduce resource usage while browsing on a Windows 10 PC. The question is whether it is better to have one window open with 250 tabs or five windows with 50 tabs each. The answer is that there is no hard and fast rule, but as a general rule of thumb, having one window with 250 tabs may consume fewer resources. The suggestion is to group tabs and clear browser cache to minimize resource usage. It is also mentioned that multiple tabs will only reload when selected after closing and restarting the browser.
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Hi, just want to cut down on resource use in my Win 10 PC browsing.
Is having one window open with , say, 250 tabs open [preferable to 5 open Windows with 50 tabs each?
Hi, just want to cut down on resource use in my Win 10 PC browsing.
As a rule of thumb, Is having one window open with , say, 250 tabs open preferable to 5 open Windows10 Windows with 50 tabs each?
What setup would consume more resources? I understand there's o hard and fast rule, but any rule of thumb?
TIA.
 
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Doesn't directly answer the question, but are you using all those 250 tabs at once? If not, it might help to group them (both in Chrome and Firefox), and then clearing all browser cache and restarting the browser. Then just click on the tab groups you need. Other groups won't be loaded unless you visit them again.

I have 256 tabs open, and have grouped them separately. I open each group in a separate window when necessary.
 
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Isn't it as simple as comparing 250 tabs + 1 window vs 250 tabs + 5 windows? 4 windows more to manage in the latter case?

Wrichik Basu said:
Other groups won't be loaded unless you visit them again.
If you have multiple tabs open, close and restart the browser, each tab will reload only when you select them as well.
 
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