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Efficient Browser with Smart Tabs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250568D
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 18K

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Efficient Browser with Smart Tabs

Abstract

A method is proposed to automatically close the browser tabs which are irrelevant to the user. The close action is triggered by the user and browser automatically find the tabs which are of least or no interest to the user. The user need not individually visit each tab and take decision of closing it.

Introduction

Many people who use browsers on laptops or mobile tend to mismanage the tabs over a period of time. Sometimes we forget to close the tabs and keep opening new tabs thinking that previously opened tabs might come for use later. As the tabs in the browser gets piled up, it takes huge amount of time to close what is not needed. There are no existing tools or browser plugins/settings which can assist you in cleaning up the stale or unwanted tabs. We propose a mechanism to close the unwanted tabs automatically without manual intervention. A method is proposed to automatically close the browser tabs which are irrelevant to the user. The close action is triggered by the user and browser automatically find the tabs which are of least or no interest to the user. The user need not individually visit each tab and take decision of closing it. Working of the proposed method:

The browser tabs which may become stale are classified into following categories: 1. Content Based Pages: Content based pages are those web pages which are related to rendering content i.e text, video, audio etc. In this kind of pages, the browser will track whether the content has been consumed by the user or not. For example, user may open a video and can watch till the end or user can open a new page and read it till the end. There are known solutions to find out whether content is consumed by the user based on various parameters like the time spent on the page and if the page was scrolled till the end. 2. Time Based Pages: Time based pages are those web pages which expire with time. For example, there is a flight ticket booked for a journey tomorrow. The ticket page will expire after the journey. The browser will track these pages which are time based. The pages that are cookie expired will fall in this category. 3. Redirected Pages: Web pages that redirect to another page by opening a new tab fall under this category. For example, citibank webpage will open a new popup on window to enter the internet bank login details. The parent windows will remain in the...