- Rated 5 out of 5by Mistress Of Universes, 7 days agoI've been using this for about a year now and it is probably my favorite add-on ever. It's so nice being able to just push all of the tabs out of the way when I need a clean slate but also recall them individually or as a group at any time.
I also absolutely love the most recent update where the tab icon spins around when a recalled tab loads in! It's so cute!!!
Developer responseposted 6 days agoI like the spinny icon too! I actually can't take all the credit for it; the first version was contributed by a user, and I tweaked it a little bit in the latest release.
In any case, I'm happy to hear you're enjoying Tab Stash! Thanks for coming back after a year to leave a review, I really appreciate it. :)
- Rated 3 out of 5by Gemini62167, 12 days agoHmmmm. I so wanted to like this add-on. On the surface it provided a very easy way to organize tabs while not having to specifically bookmark them. You could create separate categories for each group of tabs you had set aside. Such a nice feature.
However, the reason for the low rating is despite how useful it could be theoretically, it really was a CPU hog. I cannot count how many times I had to force quit out of Firefox because Tab Stash was so hungry, my whole computer would die to a crawl. And if that couldn't be done I would have to resort to restarting.
It took me a while to figure out what it was that was causing this. When I discovered that Tab Stash was behind it all I then shut it down and with that everything returned to normal. But I was pretty disappointed in this. As the add-on really made life easier when it worked.
I thought that when tabs were stashed aside, they not only became inactive but were automatically turned off or unloaded so as to free up memory as well as release itself from eating up CPU. But despite there being numerous ways to set Tab Stash to do just that, it really didn't seem to have any noticeable effect. I gave up after being held up one too many times and having no choice but to restart my machine. There are just days when I have no time to mess around with things that make themselves more of a problem then they solve, and it was one of those days, so I ditched it. And with that, my system went back to normal, I was able to scoot about on the net as before, and outside of losing all my stashed tabs (so I thought) I could carry on in my normal fashion.
Later, I discovered that Tab Stash is nothing more than a clever UI that deposits all those stashed tabs in its own bookmark folder it creates within the Mozilla Bookmarks Menu.
Having discovered that, I simply continued to use that bookmark folder opened in the side bar where Tab Stash once sat. A simple Ctl-D and I can stash my tabs in that same folder, and then do with them what I wish at a later time. Sure, it doesn't have all the pretty functions up front, but I needed Tab Stash to do the most basic of things, which actually was the primary purpose for such an add-on in the first place. Failing that, I found doing it the old fashioned way utilizing Firefox's side bar, sufficed AND without hogging up CPU or decimating the memory.
Sometimes simple is best.
Developer responseposted 10 days agoSorry to hear you were having CPU trouble that may have been caused by Tab Stash. In general, Tab Stash is designed to handle extremely large stashes efficiently (I know of users who have tens of thousands of stashed tabs with no problems), so I'm quite surprised to hear it's not performing well for you.
I'd like to find out more, e.g. exactly what situations led to the high CPU usage, so that I can get to the bottom of whatever is going on. Please feel free to open an issue on GitHub to discuss further: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/new/choose
- Rated 3 out of 5by Casyl, 14 days agoFantastic but would love to be able to rename tabs. I use it for a website that every tab is named the same, in Microsoft Collections I can rename everything, but really want to come back to Firefox. I love having the side bar and being able to navigate groups in a simple compact way.
Developer responseposted 13 days agoGood news—you can! Hover over the tab you want to rename, and click the icon that looks like a pencil. (Note the tab has to be in your stash; you can’t rename open tabs.)
Hope this helps!
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 16868508, 21 days agoMy Firefox 108.0.1 memory usage ranges from 40-50%. Installed this app and it maxed my memory to 99%. Firefox was very unresponsive, video and scrolling choppy. Removed this app and restarted Firefox - all is well.
Developer responseposted 20 days agoThanks for the feedback. I'm curious roughly how many bookmarks you have? If you have an extremely large bookmarks database (as in hundreds of thousands or millions of bookmarks), it's possible this may have an impact on Tab Stash memory usage. However, it's hard to say without more details.
I'd love to help further, please feel free to open an issue on GitHub: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/new/choose
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 14579966, 2 months agoI have not even started using it, and it annoyed me. No, starting automatically on all the windows is *not* a good idea. I do detest going through all of them closing this effing thing.
Developer responseposted 2 months agoI'm not sure exactly what you mean by "starting automatically on all the windows", but if you're referring to the sidebar opening when you first install it, this is done by Firefox all on its own, and unfortunately is entirely outside of Tab Stash's control.
I suggest raising your concern with Mozilla instead; there's nothing I can do about it, I'm afraid.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Cyuonut, 2 months agoA fabulous extension with a very active and helpful main developer. The one star reviews should be ignored, as they are written by disgruntled people with minor problems. Like, well, in every site with star ratings.
Developer responseposted 2 months agoThanks for the kind words! Happy to hear Tab Stash is working well for you.
Also happy to report that the biggest problem others have complained about recently is now fixed in the 2.12 release—no more closing too many open tabs by mistake!