- by Firefox user 15240182, a day 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
- by harl windwolf, a month 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 a month 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!
- by Xiazee, 2 months agoRated 4 out of 5This is a great addon for those times you would be keeping windows open because you want to get back to them later but then end up not remembering which window that was. (Also great for not running out of system memory)
Unfortunately the UI performance is not always too great, lagging when trying to reorder stash groups.
At times it would also be nice to be able to group the groups by topic/task, rather than having one long list of all groups.
Developer responseposted a month agoHi, thanks for your review!
Sorry to hear you were noticing some lag with stash groups. Drag-and-drop of groups should normally be very fast, so if you'd like me to look into this further, please feel free to open an issue on GitHub. Let me know how many groups/tabs you have, your system specs, and anything else you think might be relevant.
Thanks also for your feature request, you can keep an eye out for updates here: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/14
- by crossborn, a year agoRated 4 out of 5I love the way my stashed tabs are presented. I'd give Tab Stash 5 stars if I could find an option to stash on demand instead of having every random combination of tabs I open stashed.
Developer responseposted a year agoHi, I'm not sure what you mean by "stash on demand", but you can choose which of your open tabs to stash by Shift+Clicking or Ctrl+Clicking to select tabs in your Firefox tab bar (or Cmd+Click instead of Ctrl on the Mac), and then clicking the "Stash tabs" button in the toolbar. Or if you only want to stash the current tab, click the "Stash this tab" button in your address bar (instead of the toolbar).
Hope this answers your question, and if not, feel free to open an issue on GitHub: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/new/choose . Thanks for your review!
- by Amy, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Almost ideal. But plz,
- make all groups collapsed when opening a Stash. They are all opened even when I collapsed them the last time.
- make a possibility to move/copy tabs from one group to another at once.
Developer responseposted 2 years agoThanks for the feedback! Remembering whether a group is collapsed or visible is one of the most-requested features, and I'm happy to report that Tab Stash 2.4 (just released) will now remember this.
Regarding moving/copying multiple tabs, this is also something I would like to do and will definitely keep it in mind for a future release.