- by Firefox user 16081404, 2 months agoRated 4 out of 5Great addon to manage bookmarks, however i would really enjoy more customization, like more levels for the bookmarks > folders within folders, looking for a group name.Hi, thanks for your review! Both of these feature requests are tracked on GitHub here:
Nested folders: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/14
Searching on group name: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/118
You can vote and/or subscribe to these issues to be notified of any future developments. Thanks again!
- by hunter, 2 months agoRated 5 out of 5Must have!
Although, options propose:
1) ability to remove it's appearance from context menu, tab menu, addressbar
2) option to stash to last used group
3) option to stash tab and leave it open
2) Sorry, I don't have GitHub account at the moment. What I meant is - ability to stash current tab in the stash group I last used/stashed tabs into, (thus not creating new group every time). There is no difference between 'Stash this tab' and 'Stash this tab to a new group', at least not in FF v89, Kubuntu 21.04.
3) You are right, my bad.
---Anyway, thank you kindly for your reply and for all your work. Kudos!Hi, thanks for your review!
1. I'll keep this in mind for a future release. You used to be able to remove the address bar icon in Firefox itself, but it looks like Firefox has removed this feature in their latest version. :(
2. I'm not sure what you mean by "last used group". Would you mind opening an issue on GitHub so we can discuss further?
3. You can do this from the context menu using the "Copy..." options, or in the Tab Stash UI itself, hold the "Alt/Option" key while clicking any of the stash buttons. Hope this helps!
- by mik3, 2 months agoRated 1 out of 5Very buggy.
For example: Buttons that does nothing, restore tabs in the wrong order & you way to easily delete all tabs.
Also the out-of-box preferences are not good for new users.Sorry to hear you were having trouble. There's not much for me to go on here, but what you're describing sounds like an issue with Firefox itself that affects a small handful of Tab Stash users, where Firefox's extension APIs sometimes don't work.
This can happen due to Firefox's saved session data getting corrupted. Tab Stash naturally uses Firefox's tab/session APIs quite a bit, so when things don't work right, Tab Stash will naturally also stop working.
Please try the steps here to see if it helps: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/wiki/Restart-Firefox-Without-Saved-Session-Data
If you're still having trouble, please see https://josh-berry.github.io/tab-stash/support.html for some more common steps to try, and feel free to open a GitHub issue if you're not able to resolve the problem.
- by Firefox user 15240182, 3 months agoRated 4 out of 5I want to give 5 stars but i docked one ONLY because of slight irritation with how Tab Stash comes 'out of the box' once installed. I admit, to be fair, I did not read any of the help information (which is fantastic that the creator even included it in this day and age for tech) but I have been trying to see how intuitive the plugin is without guidance (the hallmark of good code/design IMO). I think that the code runs beautifully and do not anticipate any 'hiccups' occurring with the functionality of how the code works from as far as my novice understanding of webdev can comprehend. The issue lays for me with the design/placement of certain buttons. I have accidentally deleted new groups/directories because -- upon dragging the tab menu out to make bigger -- when clicking the arrow (right) for the drop down menu button. the padding (I think) is off or at least, made dissimilar from the previous point the button was located on the layout, prior, to expanding the view of the menu, thus, I make multiple clicks (i assume this may affect users with a trackball mouse more because the mouse pointer is more liable to make unwanted small/subtle movements related to the movement of the person's thumb) which are off point, then, accidently hit the scroll wheel, and bam! Kicked my frustration up a notch. becasue groups with only a single item have the red 'x' located below the groups 'open/close' arrow button; therefore, if you click to fast and uncarefully, in an expanded menu view, the the mouse is likely to hover unknowingly over the link below, right on the 'close' button and thus deletes the entire group -- the other problem, this could be mitigated by having an optional* popup menu for this "are you sure you want to delete this group?" or maybe instead of an arrow, make the entire group label, in list view, always closed until opened, by clicking the label, which is more button 'real-estate' requiring less strain on my eyes to find the small buttons which are kind of lost in the thin default font which stacks all of the links open very fast into a mess for my eyes to sort out and then find the button.
I think a large tab menu label serving as a button itself which upon clicking, expands into the shit you want to see.
but the lines throw me off too -- i understand the line is meant to be seen as an indication of separation and a heading but i expect the line to also dropdown to the bottom of the list, below the content of links. Which I guess isn't a bg problem when the list grows large but when you onlu have a one or a few items, the line distracts me momentarily, post animation.
but overall I anticipate having a lot of use out of this web tool!
thank you for your effort
-SMGHi, thank you for the thoughtful review! I definitely understand deleting something by mistake is frustrating. When deleting something, you should see a blue notification bubble appear at the top for a short time; clicking it will undo the deletion (or if you've done multiple deletions recently, it will take you to the deleted-items page).
I went with this approach instead of the confirmation like you suggested, because interrupting the user to ask for confirmation on every delete can be pretty obtrusive—95% of the time, the answer is "yes, I meant to do that". "Undo" gives you an easy way to fix any mistakes while still (mostly) staying out of your way.
I'll keep your other UI feedback (e.g. about the separator line and stacking up too many items) in mind for future releases. Thanks again!
- by harl windwolf, 3 months agoRated 4 out of 5I was hoping for this to work and act (even) more like an alternative to tab groups / panorama view, except with bookmarks instead of actual tabs (mainly to avoid having to care about memory and cpu usage). Kind of like OneTab, but with a more intuitive interface.
That's not quite where Tab Stash is yet (from my position). It needs more options to customize the stashes/directories or how they're represented on the list/tab. And more transparency/feedback as to where the most recently stashed tabs go and how they can be handled from there (safely). Also, more keyboard shortcuts.
It doesn't work too well with Tree Style Tab (yet), which doesn't reuse the native tabs, so it's only affected by Tab Stash to a certain degree (including unloaded/hidden ones that reappear on TST). As it is now, Tab Stash can't be a replacement for TST for me, because I don't like the native tabs anyway and Tab Stash doesn't act as a full-fledged replacement for them (unlike TST).
Also, in combination with that, I find it hard to get accustomed to the thought and remind me that I have to look at Tab Stash's tab to see my *other* tabs instead of having them all in one place all the time. (Meaning, it would be nice to have a full-fledged combined display of active and stashed tabs without having to fall back to the native tabs, assuming that separate add-ons like Tab Stash and TST aren't going to be fully compatible.)
Compared to mass operations on actual bookmarks (even hundreds of them), Tab Stash feels kind of "bumpy" handling around 150 (mostly unloaded) tabs.
Developer responseposted 3 months agoHi, thank you for the thoughtful review!
You're right that Tab Stash doesn't--and isn't intended to--act as a replacement for the native tab bar. However, I've heard from other folks who are also interested in this, and it's something I'm looking at for future releases. If you have any more specific ideas on what this could look like, I'd love to hear more and discuss further; please feel free to add your thoughts on GitHub: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues
I'd also love to hear more about what feels "bumpy" (again, feel free to open a GitHub issue). One thing I can say is that the bookmark APIs which Firefox provides to extensions like Tab Stash are significantly slower than the native browser UI. But I can't be sure if that's the problem you're hitting without knowing what specifically you're seeing.
But again, thanks for taking the time to write up your experience with Tab Stash, and I'll certainly keep your thoughts in mind for future releases!