I have been searching all day for this long lost great add-on and at last I've re-found it! It is the only add-on that I've ever been able to find that allows searching within unloaded tabs and that is incredibly useful. However, why can't I find it by searching the web? More people should get to know about this incredibly useful product!
To be clear, I'm giving this five stars for the functionality it had in the past. Being a both a tab messie and "keyboard centric", I found this add-on incredibly helpful. Unfortunately, from FF 42 onwards, it longer works, as described by Seaonos below. That's why I was overjoyed when I found this in the available updates, but no such luck – it was an old update from 2014 that for some reason didn't happen earlier (weird).
Here's hoping that the developer (Tabby2 is a new version of the earlier Tabby that also stopped working at some point) will re-discover this, or that someone else with the necessary know-how will take care of it.
* the keyboard shortcut no longer works * you can’t change the shortcut * the settings dialog won’t go away when you click the Close button * the toolbar button does nothing * the install options shows here despite it already being installed
The lack of any way of giving feedback, reporting bugs or getting support also makes this a dubious add-on.
Really well done, thanks for making this. When I'm working on a couple of things at a time, it can get pretty messy in my tab bar. The searching is perfect. I'm a huge fan of tools like Alfred to minimize the disruption between context switching. The only reason I can't give it a 5 is that I would really really really like the option to configure where the tab list pops up. The bottom of the window can be slightly jarring especially when the focus of everything else is relatively close to the center of the screen, and most people have become trained to look up at the tab bar instead of down when they think about tabs. Otherwise, this is a really great addon, thanks!
Works great, much easier to mass-close tabs with the delete key than middle-clicking on the tab bar and having focus glitch out.
Seems to have a bit of update lag once the list gets past a certain size, having to re-render the whole menu whenever a tab is closed, but I'm guessing that's due to it being a richlistbox more than anything else. The default size is rather small anyways, so unless one plays with the options or has an ancient computer it's not really a visible problem, much less a crippling one.
Visually it's a bit clunky (thick, dotted lines to indicate focus? and borders on everything?), but it's not like it's painful to look at and is easy enough to fix with Stylish.
Honestly one of my most favorite addons. Given that I'm a serious tab user (...tab junkie?), this addon is critical for my navigating needs. I'm always just a quick keyboard shortcut away from any tab I need to jump back to.
Thanks for this addon! And for keeping it updated!
Thank you for the answer. The tab bar removing is not so urgent thing really, I asked because thought that maybe I did something wrong or don't know where to find this option. I want only to ask - tab bar removing means only tabs hiding, or entire tab bar removing (I have on this bar not only tabs, but many icons/buttons from other addons). I have also other proposals, but don't sure, that they strongly relate to tabby. But if it is interesting to you - I can convey them
Your reported issue with regard to tab group support has been fixed, insofar that selecting a tab now displays the correct group. I was not able to reproduce the difficulties you experienced using Tabby2's search functionality.
The latest version can be found at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tabby2/versions/
Awesome!! This is the perfect solution for users with many open tabs. It provides a find-as-you-type search box, with instantaneous response, and with full support for keyboard navigation. I've been searching for this for a long time; I tried many other add-ons which were way too slow, or which didn't have proper support for keyboard navigation. I'm thrilled that I finally found Tabby2, which does the job perfectly!
Great job. I've installed it and like it so far. I'll put a link to your ext in Tabby's description page later. Thanks a lot for extending Tabby, which I've never found time to do ever since its last release.