Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It doesn't remember its previous position. Though it does remember its previous size.

All I really wish is for it to open centered over the firefox tab. I close tabhunter, move the firefox window and *poof*: ideally when re-opened tabhunter would still be centered over the tab.

Modal is bad. Side/Bottom-bar is bad. I think the new JS canvas drawing API (jetpack/addon-sdk) is perfect because you can position the window relatively, and it will never become hidden behind firefox. Ideally it would just disappear when focus is lost.

There should be different shortcuts for url/title and text search.

Text search should center the match on the terms (re the addon 'Hugo'). Furthermore, enter should activate the search box, or find-as-you-type should be incorporated. Search should target either the HTML/XML or plain text (text nodes). Lastly, search should optionally use matched urls/titles.

Sorry, its a really great addon, but I've been using it so often that I chafe under these constraints. Recently I found Hugo which overlaps much of Tabhunter's functionality, yet with its own shortcomings so that I can't really switch.

Quite a comprehensive review: thank you

So I wrote Tabhunter for 3 main reasons, in decreasing priority:

#1. I needed something to manage hundreds of tabs over 6-10 windows
#2. Once I came up with the name, I had to use it
#3. I thought a few other people could use it

... which explains why I have fixed very few bugs in the last 5 years or so.

I have no problem with the modal window, considering that I don't always know which window a particular tab is in, I don't mind the small window. As for the position problem, is this on Linux?

Text does let you target either HTML or plain text. There might be an XPath expression that lets you match across two adjacent text nodes, if you're looking to do something like that. And the text search also lets you constrain the text-search to the current set of matched URLs.

Feel free to open new bugs at https://code.google.com/p/tabhunter/issues/ -- one issue per entry, please. I'm happy to accept patches (and PRs, if I ever move the code to GH, but google's been serving me fine). Anything that changes the UI needs to have an associated preference to keep the current look and feel going.

Not working on FF 29 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's not working on firefox 29. Before opening the search window it closes the tab where you launched it. Please fix, great program, can't live without it. UPDATE: I've change my TabUtilities version and apparently that fixes tabhunter problem. I will test it a little more.

I've filed a bug on this

Added in http://code.google.com/p/tabhunter/issues/detail?id=55

I knew there was a reason I instinctively was sticking with FF 27/28

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great in Firefox 25.01. You're a life saver. I don't know what Mozilla was thinking when they got rid of the Ctrl+Tab-search feature. Their search function in tab groups is useless when you have 100+ tabs open. You made Firefox usable again.

Thanks!

Simple to use. Gets the job done. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I actually know who Tab Hunter the actor is. I watched some of his movies growing up. He's wasn't a great actor by any means, but he'd be honored to know a Firefox add-on exists with his name on it. :)

The add-on works as advertised and does a very good job of it. I just click on the icon, type in a full or partial string, click Go, and voila! a list of tabs containing the relevant info. Simple to use, but gets the job done. Many thanks to E. Promislow.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Sucks Rated 1 out of 5 stars

You say after installing, click the Customize button after clicking next to the minimize button? And they choose Tab Groups? Well, you're a cheat! That Tab Group is from the browser itself. You suck.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Excellent! And One Suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a killer plugin for keyboard Ninjas. I routinely have 30-60 tabs open for research and other work and Tabhunter has become INDISPENSABLE for me. This is the first time I've been compelled--as far as I can remember--to write a review of a plugin!

One suggestion: when the tabhunter window shows, say, three matches, it would be nice to be able to CMD-X or CTRL-X or something to immediately switch to the xth tab in the list...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't you hate it when you restore your Firefox session, and somewhere among the many windows, and many many tabs in each window, there's a YouTube video (or several) talking to you? This can be very annoying, startling, or embarrassing, depending :-) Enter Tabhunter. Right out of the box, just hit Ctrl-Alt-T, type "youtube" in the search box, and double-click on the url! Thank you!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Thanks

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love Tabhunter.

One thing I think it needs is a way to remove duplicate tabs at once. Most people probably don't need this but at times I have 100 or more tabs open and a lot of them are duplicates. Another thing that would be nice is to be able to Ctrl+A to select all results so that I can deselect the results I want to keep and remove the rest.

Thanks for the great extension!

(I would have reported this as a feature request but I couldn't figure out how to.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Here's where bugs & feature requests go

http://code.google.com/p/tabhunter/issues/list

Both those issues sound useful, in particular removing duplicates automatically.

Simply and usable addon! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello, Eric! Many thanks for this best Extension!
I'm think, it can be finally useful if you may add to it feature for remember place and dimensions of floating window. It's usable on many causes for accurate users.
Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

I finally fixed it

Please see
http://code.google.com/p/tabhunter/downloads/detail?name=tabhunter-1.0.4.xpi&can=2&q=

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

search text in all tabs. Really Great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

thanks

always good to hear from a new hunter

Quintessential Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using it for years.it is excellent in its job.

One small REQUEST though.Is it possible to have the Ignore Case option in the Search Text tab, always enabled?

The thing is i usually use capital letters when searching text because of my eyesight problem,but i always forget to enable this option.As an expected result,it doesnt find the desired text in the tabs although it does exist because it is usually in small letters.

Sometimes i will remember to enable the Ignore Case option and do a successful search/re-search and other times i will have forgotten completely about it and i will think that the text doesnt exist at all.

So is it there any way i can have this option always enabled? it's the only thing for me,that this addon misses to become perfect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect addon, well thought-out, best for find tabs, filter tabs or search text in tabs.

Complement to it: switch to location bar (“Ctrl-L”), type “%”, space, search text.

Default shortcut conflicts with “Tab Utilities” and also duplicates current tab. So I've changed shortcut to “Ctrl-Shift-F”.

Feature request: please, save window size.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Finally; a tab-searching extension that works properly. One star off for not being marked as compatible with Beta/Aurora, but perfect otherwise.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Excellent extension but need an easy way to resize window for ever Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't find this file called "selectTabDialog.js". I can't find it in the whole "Users" folder! I'm using windows 7 ultimate. Any clue?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

I know, I know, I need to do this...

You can find the file in two places:
#1: cd C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<your-secret-id>.default\extensions\tabhunter@ericpromislow.com\chrome
unzip tabhunter.jar => content/selectTabDialog.js

#2. Get the source, and possibly contribute a fix:
http://code.google.com/p/tabhunter/source/checkout -- you can find the file at
[browse]: trunk/chrome/content/

I have to admit this thing has been bugging me since Firefox 3.6 came out, but I have
too many other things on my plate to have sat down and fixed it. Thanks for the review, though --
always happy to hear from Tabhunter fans.

- Eric

Re: window size not remembered Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If necessary, you can set your own Tabhunter window size:

Edit the following lines in this file: ... selectTabDialog.js

This file is located at: ... (this path is for Windows 7)

C:\Users\12\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\extensions\tabhunter@ericpromislow.com\chrome\content\

........the standard lines: --

if (window.innerHeight < 200) {
window.innerHeight = 270;
}
if (window.innerWidth < 300) {
window.innerWidth = 450;

........for example, change them to... this is for a 1600 x 1200 display:

if (window.innerHeight < 200) {
window.innerHeight = 600;
}
if (window.innerWidth < 300) {
window.innerWidth = 1000;

........

Now the window size is perfect ... for a 1600 x 1200 display.

Interpolate for best results.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

(some) key binding not working & window size not remembered Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It gives an option to specify the key binding to bring up the Tabhunter window, but many choices of shortcut won't work, (for example, ALT + any_letter) . Before version 0.7.5, we could change the key binding to almost any shortcut (using KEYCONFIG add-on) to work.
Also the Tabhunter window size is not remembered, the next time it is invoked it falls back to the default size which is too small IMO.

Tabhunter is a great app! I use it so frequently that a real customizable shortcut and window size would be greatly appreciated!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

this extension is very useful for people like me who like/need to have a lot of tabs open,
i see it stopped working on 4.0 final
but it says it worked on 4.0 beta, any fix possible for this?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on does exactly what I was looking for (searches all open tabs in all windows), it provides a keyboard shortcut to operate (which I like since I tend to use the mouse only as required), and it doesn't mess with my private information. Perfect!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Although marked as not compatible with nightly builds (V4.03bpre) it does work, along with Addon Compatibility Reporter. Firefox has now added searching for open Tabs, but guess what - I still prefer using Tabhunter to find a tab.

Also use Bartab to silence inactive tabs, so now usually have over 200 tabs open. This is a Terrific Addon. I only have these 3 - Addon Compability Reporter, Bartab and Tabhunter.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.7). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have been using Find in Tabs until now. One thing it lacks is finding across all Windows in all tabs AND most importantly, it has not been updated to work in FF 3.6.3+ Uuuugggghhh!

This is the only add-on I have seen that comes close, just not as slick, yet??? I may have to live with this one for now.

It would be nice to see a merge of the functionality of the two.

That said, I also have some bugs:
1. Opening Tabhunter add-on prefs window creates a Javascript error "Parent Window is null"
2. I get an error when trying to change settings: "onSubmit: TypeError: this.prefs is undefined", sot it will not save the changes

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.7). 

Yeah, I know about those bugs

I need to find time to redo the prefs manager as an XPCOM object (in case you were wondering). Thanks for the review though.