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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Feb 8 17:44:00 EST 2010

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>> 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>

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'? (2) No problems with 
multiple windows opening with the correct tabs after exiting / 
starting firefox again?

> 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.

Session Manager?

This is the magic for re-opening your multiple sessions with the same 

And this is different than the built in 'session manager' which 
keeps/restores your tabs at firefox close/open?

>     Suggestions?
>     (Note, I'm not talking bookmarks, here. Opened tabs.)

It would still be nice to tree/folder tabs on the tab bar - 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.

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