Matt Lyon asks, “What’s the cure for tab-itis“? I’ll share the answer with everyone.
Long term, develop a severe aversion to too many tabs. Short term, burn it to the ground. If you really need it, you’ll find it again.
This solution works for many things: apps in your menubar, apps in your Dock, tabs in your (Twitter, email, newsreader, etc.) folders on your Desktop, etc; anything that gets cluttered when you indulge your NADD(nerd attention deficit disorder).
Letting go of your short term stress that “OMG there might be something awesome in there” is a poor trade for long-term relaxation. Awesome will find you.