- by brianary, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5This extension (which I've become dependent on) has stopped working recently. Now I'm given a choice to open a site in a given container, but the button doesn't do anything.
- by Firefox user 14381544, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5Very limited. Very easy to use different container by mistake. CTRL-click inside one container opens tab in different one. New tab (Firefox "empty" page) is unaffected by container - shows pages opened in all containers.
- by Firefox user 14249225, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5There is no option to multi login on same contanier, like 1 gmail account to personal and another for work...
It's a very nice idea of thw extension, but is missing a few useful functions that you can only have on google chrome like this one I said.
Another thing is that even if you add any adress to your container and when you try to open it with your saved favorites adresses,you will have to save again site bye site to when you open it form your favorite bookmarks, it load on the exactly container that you want, otherwise it never open on the correct tab that you configured.
- by Marcus, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5I love the idea of Firefox Multi-Account Containers, however, this add-on requires much improvement. First complaint: I created some custom containers, as opposed to personal or shopping, which have now vanished twice from existence. I use the Facebook and Google Container Add-ons [which work great!] in conjunction with this Add-on, but that shouldn't be a reason for losing my custom containers. The worst part of the vanishing act is that I have no idea why this is happening. My second complaint is that adding a URL to a container is too cumbersome. You should be able to right click on a bookmark and add it to a container, just like you can open it in a new tab, window or private window AND you shouldn't have to confirm that you want it opened in that container upon your second visit to that URL. As it stands now, first you must open a blank tab in your desired container, then click your bookmark or enter the URL, AND THEN CLICK A CHECK BOX ON THE CONTAINERS BUTTON TO ALWAYS OPEN IN THAT CONTAINER, AND++ upon your second visit to that site, you're forced to endure a needless delay screen where you must click the check box confirming your desire to always open that URL in the specified container. Fix these 2 problems and I'll give this add-on 5 stars, but you'll only get 2 from me today.
- by Firefox user 5493539, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5I'm having a LOT of trouble getting 2FA to work in containers...as in no luck so far. I can see that I need to be adding specific other sites to the container in question so that the "circuit" can complete, but FFS I have been adding a metric shit ton of google sites and still can't get thru a basic 2FA on my google account. Is there a list anywhere of what all needs to be added to a "google" container to complete the 2FA? I had this same problem with the "Facebook Container" specific one-- so it looks like you guys didn't think to automatically add FB's 2FA sites to the customized one either? I can't be the only one trying to work this out... Would likely rate this much higher if this info were available somewhere (it's not obvious, I've been looking thru the addon page without much success for documentation)...
- by Firefox user 13903666, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5It works as advertised. However, if you use multiple computers, then you have to go through the setup process for each account on each computer. Either sync through Mozilla Sync or provide the capability to export/import. Dozens of accounts on multiple computers qualifies as a real pain to get the protections this extension provides. Please fix!
- by Firefox user 13803137, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5Not good enough! Settings are not synchronised. Better shortcut expected. Atleast open new tabs in the same category which I'm currently in.
- by Firefox user 13780946, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5Good, but history settings are the same for all tabs, so I still need to use multiple profiles (firefox.exe -no-remote -P "profilename") to do the job.
- by Firefox user 13704520, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5I have Samsung j16 (firefox 57.0.4) but says incompatible platform
But this page says it should be compatible
- by GoodOldMonkey, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5Sadly, demoted from ☆☆☆ to ☆as of 7 July 2021. Starting ten days ago, the extension was unable to associate different logins to a domain with my different accounts: Google Drive was always personal, or always work. Since Independence Day, it's been trying to fix that by jumping frantically back and forth between different containers in the same tab - window jitters like crazy, and your only option is to close the tab. Today the jitter spreads to previously stable tabs when you close a schizophrenic one. The only solution: turn the extension off, and lose all the walls between different roles.
This is a great idea, and I hope the Mozilla team figures out how to make it WORK RELIABLY. Meanwhile, I'm going to be making a lot more use of Chrome personas.
When I gave this add-on a five-star rating, (see below) I didn't realize:
IF YOU TURN IT OFF, ALL YOUR SETTINGS GET WIPED OUT.
I had a couple of hundred URLs associated with my personal, work, coding, educational and Facebook IDs. To see if add-ons were making Firefox a memory hog, I turned them all off. When I reactivated Multi-Account Containers, the only associations that remained were with "Personal" and those were all wrongly linked to my coding persona.
So now I'm wondering if I want to take the trouble of rebuilding — at least a half day of work to undo what should never have happened. If Mozilla security protocol means an inactive add-on can't retain any data, there should have been a CONSPICUOUS WARNING of what I was erasing.
If you are an admin — Google apps account, a Facebook page, whatever — you can finally sign is as a user/visitor at the same time you're editing, in side-by-side tabs in the same browser. And it's nice to have access to a persona not associated with any of your social media or email accounts, so you can escape tracking and junk email when you browse.
- by Firefox user 13640988, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5Technically it does what it's supposed to.
The user experience however is awful.
Ideally, the "New Tab" button that's default in Firefox would be overwritten by a "New tab in X Container" where you could quickly select from a default or existing container. As a second-best alternative, it should be possible to always get a context menu to "Assign a container" or "Move to container".
There's no shortcut keys so get prepared to do a lot of clicking. It should be possible to assign shortcut keys - even if they're 3-key shortcuts, should open new tabs in specified containers. Example: Ctrl+Shift+1 could open a new tab in "Personal" but Ctrl+Shift+2 could open a new tab in "Work". Instead, the default Ctrl+T (New Tab) shortcut opens a new tab that then has to be closed because (back to my previous gripe with the interface) there's no way to move a tab to a container without copy-pasting an address bar.
It would also be great if the "top sites" and such in New Tabs, were per-Container rather than a free-for-all.
UPDATE: Devs mentioned that there is in fact a keyboard shortcut that allows you to "quickly" open tabs in different groups. But it takes longer to use the keystrokes to open a tab group than using the mouse so it's rather redundant.
- by Firefox user 13634087, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5(This review applicable for the new quantum firefox)
The addon "works" (you can open session independent tabs in each container) which is why I gave it 2 stars. This concludes the good part of this review.
- Horrible interface: Nearly the entirety of the interactive part of the addon is accessible EXCLUSIVELY from a tiny menu from a toolbar button. A lot of the functions are nameless buttons that you'll know what they do by trial and error or by hovering over them and waiting.
- Customization is severely lacking: You can give each container a name and icon and color out of a limited "google" pallette, I hope your theme and general interest both fit the scope of the flat design the addon devs had in mind!
- Buggy: The show/hide that hides and show tabs from a container breaks and does nothing some times. Opening in a new window may open all tabs in a new window, and then might also close that window and remove all tabs from said container
- Missing desirable functionality: Disabled on private browsing, no way to reopen tabs in another container.
- No options page: It should be noted that if you expect any way to backup or configure the addon, there isn't going to be any. Another addon that didn't bother to have an option screen
- by JMJimmy, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5A nice idea with potential but doesn't have the options needed to use it effectively
I have not found an intuitive way to
- Assign a non-group tab to a group
- Reassign tabs to a different group
- Have new tabs open to a particular group
- Control sort behaviour
If any of the above are even possible. It also fails to function with FireDrag so you're relegated to keyboard+mouse tab opening to maintain grouping. With some polish and further thought into how users will want to use this feature it will be a must have. Right now it's more annoying to use than useful.
- by Firefox user 13500952, 4 years agoRated 2 out of 5Good Idea, and absolutely essential for my workflow. However, the UX is really strange, and doesn't give firefox the versatility that chrome has.
When I cmd + T, I want my new tab to be in the same profile as my current tab. Why would it be different?
Now, I have to move my mouse and click New Tab In Environment > Work
Good effort, but nothing like chromes profiles