Meet the Multiple Tab Handler Developer

Why was Multiple Tab Handler created?

This is a spin-out project from an old addon, "Tabbrowser Extensions".

"iRider", a web browser, has a feature to close multiple tabs by dragging on closeboxes of tabs. Because I used many tabs, I imported this feature to my addon "Tabbrowser Extensions", and use it regularly.

However, the addon couldn't be upgraded for Firefox 2, because it was strongly depend on old API of Firefox 1.5. I decided that I extract and re-implement the feature as an independent addon. Then I realized that the operation "select tabs => do something" is useful for general purpose, not only closing of multiple tabs. I released a new addon including features to operate multiple tabs for various way. That is the first version of "Multiple Tab Handler".

What's next for Multiple Tab Handler

I'm making effort to keep compatibility with other addons, for this addon. This policy is based on the reflection on the past project, "Tabbrowser Extensions". In old days, I added various features to the addon unscrupulously, as desired by people. So, I decided that I keep this addon as simple as I can.

* This provides only features about controlling multiple tabs. Don't append any other features. Keep it small and simple.
* This provides APIs to control multiple tabs by other addons, as people can use this with others together.

Under the above policy, I touch up/maintain this addon.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Piro (piro_or)
Location Tokyo, Japan
Occupation engineer, software developer
Homepage http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/
Email address
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 37 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars