[kwlug-disc] Firefox tab addons - tab folders?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Feb 8 19:37:21 EST 2010


TabGroups, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10254, looks 
like it's going to be useful. FWIW.

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 02/08/2010 6:06 PM:
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 5:44 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca 
> <mailto:unsolicited at swiz.ca>> wrote:
> 
>     Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 02/08/2010 5:10 PM:
> 
>         On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca
>         <mailto:unsolicited at swiz.ca> <mailto:unsolicited at swiz.ca
>         <mailto:unsolicited at swiz.ca>>> wrote:
> 
>            Khalid, recently, indicated he has something like 240 tabs
>         open in
>            Firefox.
> 
>         Yes, it is a bad habit. Yes, I can stop anytime ... umm Ctrl-T. :-)
> 
>            I've had to go to taberwocky as firefox version updates have left
>            whatever addon I was using in the dust.
> 
>            I now have three rows across the top of opened tabs. (I like tabs
>            across the top, not the side.)
> 
>            This is getting irritating. Yes, I could close the tabs.
>         Don't want
>            to. tthhpptt.
> 
>            Any add ons out there that keep tabs along the top, but let
>         me put
>            them in folders? i.e. There are groups of tabs related to
>         whatever I
>            was investigating at the time, but haven't gotten around to a
>            conclusion on yet. It would be nice to group these tabs into a
>            single tab bar entry that was expandable.
> 
>         I never bothered to have all the tabs visible. They scroll when
>         there is more of them on the screen. Normally this is one window
>         only (the "read later" window).
> 
> 
>     First, I ended up with taberwocky as my normal 'duplicate tab'
>     functionality was lost. [I forget due to firefox version upgrade, or
>     installed a new firefox version and went looking to see what one can
>     do with tabs.] The first addon I tried, much like you describe, got
>     irritating as it wrapped - when I just wanted to go to the last tab,
>     and scrolled right ... it never stopped scrolling. <sigh>
> 
> 
> Yes, that happens.
> 
> But I use Ctrl-Tab to go to the next tab, or when I am on the first tab 
> (my RSS reader), I press Ctrl-Shift-Tab to go to the last tab.
> 
>     Um, are you saying you have multiple firefox windows open, one of
>     which is designated as the read later window? (1) What, do you just
>     move tabs back and forth between the two? e.g. On the non-read-later
>     window you come across something for later reading, you just
>     right-click the tap and say 'go to other window'? 
> 
> 
> Nothing fancy, just click in the URL box and do Ctrl-A Ctrl-C to copy 
> the URL, then switch to the other Window, and click Ctrl-T and then 
> Ctrl-P to paste the URL, followed by enter. Maybe not the most efficient 
> way, but no extensions needed, and my fingers learned how to do it 
> without me thinking much. Less mousing too.
> 
>     (2) No problems with multiple windows opening with the correct tabs
>     after exiting / starting firefox again?
> 
> 
> That is what Session Manager does. You can save sessions for opening 
> later, and it saves automatically the last session for you, and you get 
> exactly where you were if FireFox closes.
>  
> 
> 
>         What I use is session manager (a life saver to open what I was
>         in last time, whether it is a crash or need to reboot because of
>         a new kernel, ..etc.) and NoScript, which stops javascript and
>         Flash on most sites. Those two are the reason Firefox uses so
>         much CPU. Without NoScript,Firefox becomes very slow with so
>         many tabs opened most of them with ads dancing around.
> 
> 
>     On list (your?) recommendation I loaded noscript. Not entirely sure
>     I'm impressed with it. Think I added noreferrer and flashblock
>     addons as well. Not sure I'm happier with noscript over just ad
>     block plus.
> 
> 
> It takes some getting used to. You have to get used to web sites looking 
> broken
> until you enable JS and Flash for them explicitly, or add them to a 
> whitelist.
> 
> But I see a significant performance boost when having that many tabs 
> open. Otherwise, things are really sluggish as Flash ads suck up so much 
> CPU time.
>  
> 
>     Session Manager?
> 
>     This is the magic for re-opening your multiple sessions with the
>     same tabs?
> 
> 
> Yes.
>  
> 
>     And this is different than the built in 'session manager' which
>     keeps/restores your tabs at firefox close/open?
> 
> 
> Yes. It allows you to save and go to previous sessions.
> 
> Try it. There is no downside to it.
> 
> 
>            Suggestions?
> 
>            (Note, I'm not talking bookmarks, here. Opened tabs.)
> 
> 
>     It would still be nice to tree/folder tabs on the tab bar
> 
> 
> Yes, it would. When someone has something work, please share it.
>  
> 
>     - put all those read later tabs pertaining to X in one tab. Perhaps
>     this is what you gain with session manager. Essentially each windows
>     becomes that grouping. Certainly not move the tabs to the side.
> 
> 
> No solution to have all the tabs visible yet for me.
> 
> Saw these on Mozilla right now
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4838
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8879
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1122
> 
> Some of those overlap with each other and with Session Manager, and
> I have not tried any of them yet.
> 
> Again, someone can share what they use.
> 
> (And Richard, yes, this could be "Firefox extensions that I use" group 
> presentation!)
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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