by Firefox user 16748679, a year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
I was happy with this add-on until the developer chose to abuse his access to my browser to display a popup message unrelated to the functionality of the add-on. I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to uninstall this add-on if you're going to do this.
- by Brundibar, 4 months agoRated 5 out of 5Once you try this tool you think OMG how could I live without it ?!
I appreciate mainly saving my time and preventing from opening duplicate tabs. Thank you Kevin !
- by I_I, 8 months agoRated 4 out of 5SO it places All tabs to a Side Window List. Too Bad doesn't Separate which tabs are in different window. IT SHOWS ALL TABS IN THE SIDE BAR.
Can't see the list of Closed Tabs & can't Remove the Close TAB button from accidental select.
- by JustforComment, 9 months agoRated 5 out of 5I made an account just to review this and say thank you. I saw you got a lot of negative bustle from some people. Just wanted to let you know I love this and use it often.
If I had one request, if you are still active with this project, is to allow the Full View to drop back like any other window. Small thing and personal to me I am sure lol.
Again thank you this is amazing.
- by Firefox user 16979356, 9 months agoRated 4 out of 5It works more stable than tree tab viewers.
But for several thousand tabs there is a few seconds delay even for several recent tabs.
Also, for sidebar mouse wheel minimum move scrolls several pages instead of only one page.
- by bLoodyBios, 10 months agoRated 5 out of 5Must have! Really helpfull!
idea: when you open helper in separated window, it will be perfect, if focus will be in search input, so you can start typing immideately
- by admin-cwp-md, a year agoRated 5 out of 5This extension is indispensable. I use it everyday all day long and require it to keep my work organized. There is no other extension that works this well, is this reliable and provides this exceptional capability. Use it and you will see the same.
- by teasu, a year agoRated 5 out of 5I have been using this addon for quite sometime now, and love it so so much. I would be totally lost in all the sea of tabs I keep opening without this.
It has almost everything needed to manage hundreds and even thousands of tabs. The one other thing I would love to see is an indicator showing which tabs are currently playing audio, kinda like with the native firefox drop down list of tabs. Still, an amazingly feature rich and useful addon. Thank you so much.
- by Coldblackice, a year agoRated 5 out of 5I'm really bummed to hear the dev is shutting down this addon, as it's been one of my go-to addons I've relied on for years. It provides much needed functionality for those that use a tonne of tabs.
As much as I really want it to carry on, I 100% support the dev's response. Not only does the dev using 2FA not provide any meaningful security for us users, It's absurd that after years of trusted developer provenance/relationship with this dev/addon and Mozilla, Mozilla is now suddenly saying "Give us your phone number or G.T.F.O.", forcing him to walk the plank.
Go google what's been happening with Oculus VR headsets, and what Facebook now demands from owners. You not only have to have a Facebook profile, you have to *maintain* it so that it's current, with legitimate information, and if Facebook thinks you've used fake information, they'll instantly lock you out of your Oculus until -- no joke -- you submit to them pics of your government ID's, like driver's license, passport, birth certificate, utility bills, etc. And even then, some people have reported still being denied, or at least deemed not yet sufficient enough in Facebook's eyes.
They will literally brick your fully bought and paid for VR headset if you don't surrender to them some serious privacy. I didn't believe it when I first heard of it, thinking it was too crazy. But alas, it's true. Absolute insanity. Straight out of "1984".
I see other reviewers mentioning that a phone number isn't required for this 2FA. I don't know Mozilla's 2FA specifics, but if that is the case, I'd feel much better about Mozilla requesting/demanding this measure.
Regardless, it's getting ridiculous how these companies are increasingly demanding more and more sensitive information from us: phone numbers, documents, ID's, certificates, etc. All in the name of "security".
The irony in this? In the past 15 years, I've been "hacked" more times indirectly by these numbskull companies and their obscene lapses and deficiencies in security than I have from any weak passwords or security questions or whatnot on my end. And yet they get hacked, then turn around and demand even more from us, followed by another news story months down the road that they've allowed our data to get stolen out of their hands because they stored everything in plaintext, or didn't secure this or that.
And of course they get off scot-free, no repercussions, besides perhaps providing us some "Free credit monitoring!" I have enough "free" credit monitoring from hacked companies to last me three lifetimes. I'll be monitoring my credit from the Shadow Realm at this point.
Anyway, I hope the dev reconsiders, this has really been a fantastic addon.
- by Firefox user 16706737, a year agoRated 4 out of 5Like others, I was not impressed with the pop-up alert, which had more of an intrusive viral affront effect. One star demotion for that.
I am disappointed that the developer has chosen to discontinue this useful app that has been available to those who supported him for many years and came to rely on its features. Even sadder is that the decision is based on incomplete information and incorrect assumptions. As many have already stated, there are too many 2FA apps to mention that do not require personal information.
I have used several apps for various sites that only require an install, and always opted for 2FA apps that do not require personal information, including a phone number, or supplied mini al useless data. When a confirmation email is required, I use a throwaway address, now also available with Firefox Relay.
Since being confronted with this notice, I have been in search of alternative tab helper apps, so would welcome posts about any recommend replacement.
- by tc, a year agoRated 5 out of 5A bit of an overreaction on your part about 2fa and showing a blind spot on a developer's responsibility for his users' security. But everybody has a bad day and cancel culture is also an overreaction.
Thanks for a great little add-on that I've used for years. If you work things out and keep maintaining it, I'll keep using it.
- by nttsound, a year agoRated 1 out of 5Everything was fine until we read that message today. I concur to the other reviews.
To the developer and who ever may agree with their rant:
You have zero understanding of security unfortunately. Forcing 2FA is not meant to force *YOU* into being more secure. It is in order to guarantee the safety of your *USERS* and by proxy Firefox's users. If your account gets hijacked, your addon can be used to hijack user's browsers.
2FA makes sure that YOU are the only one updating an addon. And also it removes any "plausible deniability" in case an addon has been found to do something questionable. An author can't claim "my account was hacked hence I didn't add that to the code".
It is in EVERYONE's best interest to enforce 2FA and you have no right to refuse security to millions of users with such a moronic excuse that has no merit at all. Enabling 2FA on your account, all it needs is a SINGLE email address. No other information AT ALL.
So we can safely conclude that the author addon specifically does not want to enable 2FA on his account for malicious reasons or he's a complete idiot who did not bother to even check what the process entails and also has zero understanding of security concepts. In any case an audit of the addon's code is in order and we should look for alternatives anyhow as after his statement we have exactly 0 trust in the author.
EDIT: This is a reply to the developer's reply. The world has ALWAYS been wicked. From its inception. It is exactly for this reason that security is required. You may be fed up with the state of the world, I am as well, but this has nothing to do with this particular case. If anything, enforcing 2FA on addon uploads helps REDUCE the effects of the wickedness you're talking about and your stance is literally opposing this. Intuition means nothing in this particular case because it's as simple as 1+1=2 and that's non-negotiable fact. It's not something that your intuition may later on prove you correct or anything of the sort. The facts are these:
1) Addons, through their legitimately required for functioning permissions, provide an attack vector for mallicious users.
2) If someone gets access to your account, ALL your userbase is made vulnerable to the attacker.
3) By enabling 2FA on your account you make fact number 2, extremely more difficult to occur.
4) By enforcing 2FA on all addon authors you literally protect millions of users using addons.
It is that simple. So it all boils down to:
A) Do you want millions of users in increased danger because you don't want to provide a single email address (that you may even just use for this reason alone and nothing else) just because your "intuition" tells you otherwise, defying all laws of logic and reason?
B) Do you actually want to help the web and millions of users' devices be safer and more private by making an effort to understand why and support this change by doing something as simple as adding 2FA to your account?
The choice is yours. Make no mistake, this is exactly what you're being called to choose. There are no buts or gray areas. It's either A or B.Clearly I revealed some ignorance on my part of how 2FA works, but really, the details weren't the important thing. The point was, I was coming up to yet one more thing that makes this world confusing, stressful and a drag. I am 63 years old and grew up in a much more simple time. But more importantly, this was one more thing which is but another poignant symptom of an insanely wicked and declining world, and it would be a constant reminder of it. I then thought, "Okay, I'm done. This isn't fun for me anymore, and I don't need it." I am one who behaves largely out of intuition and I have found that whenever I've been true to that, I later could look back and see how it was the right choice, even though at the time it didn't sound logical or reasonable to some.
I've received about 25 emails now which have all been positive, ranging from extremely supportive, to folks kindly making efforts (successfully) to inform my thinking on 2FA, to folks just expressing their sadness to see I'm quitting. To those folks I am very thankful. They were a sweet contrast to the vitriolic messages that have been published here.
I have always felt that the gifts given to me are not mine to profit from, and have enjoyed sharing them freely with others. There is a pleasant side-effect to living this way and that is I am always free and not beholding to anyone. My public contribution of ATH was for a season, and now it looks like the season has changed.
Regarding the current state of ATH, remember, it is still a working app, still available on AMO, and probably will run for a long time before some Firefox update introduces a bug. I've had maybe one or two bugs introduced from FF updates in 4 years, which have been minor ones. ATH is open source and maybe at some point someone will fork it and continue to update it. The source code is in the addon itself; the .xpi file is just a zipped file. Unzip it and you have the source.
Again here is a link to the last version (in case it disappears from AMO due to lack of updates,) as well as a link to it with a .zip extension (so Firefox doesn't try to install it.):
- by witrak(), a year agoRated 1 out of 5I fully support the previous opinion. The message of the author of All Tabs Helper wrote today:
" As of March 15, addons.mozilla.org (AMO) will require 2-factor authentication for developers to access AMO's addon developers web portal. This means that developers must have 2-factor authentication implemented in order to update addons through the web portal. So what's the big deal about 2-factor authentication, why not just do that?
2-factor authentication requires using a 3rd-party for authentication, meaning I must supply some very personal information to an organization not associated with Mozilla. So why not just do that? I give that level of information to banks and such, why not just give it to them? First of all, well, there is just something that feels plain creepy about all of this. The other thing is I don't like being forced to make my account more secure than it already is. Shouldn't it be my choice how secure it should be? If I don't want to lock my door at night, shouldn't I be able to? Mozilla, like most of the world's entities nowadays, feel they need to make me safe, whether I want it or not. Regarding 2-factor authentication, it is ironic that in order to make my account more secure, and make me more safe, I have to reveal more information about myself to the world (Anyone see the bigger picture of what's happening here?)
Possibly there are other options that don't require 2-factor, such as the addons api and updating through the command line. I haven't investigated that thoroughly. I have always said that when this becomes no fun any longer, I will stop doing it. Well when I have to start jumping through hoops and there gets to be more and more hoops, it starts not being fun anymore. And I am very clear this will not be the last hoop, and this insanity is only going to get worse. We'll see what I decide to do as far as other options go, but I just wanted to get this message out while I could still log into AMO, in case it may be the last time.
If I stop doing updates, after a time AMO may pull my addons page. I have a copy of the latest version here: kevinallasso.org/alltabshelper/all_tabs_helper-1.2.43-fx.xpi. I can't promise that it will be there forever. Folks are still free to contact me through my support email email@example.com.
It seems this is all just part of the handwriting on the wall. It should be pretty clear to everyone by now that we live in a society that is intent on oppressing people "for their own good." I may not just be done with mozilla addons, I may just be done with the world. After all, you can only be oppressed if you fear starving to death, but starving to death is not a problem for me.
Cheers :-) "
This is absurd!
- by smartboyathome, a year agoRated 1 out of 5I was enjoying this addon up until the update that the developer sent out today, containing a complaint about addons.mozilla.org requiring addon devs to use two factor before publishing. They obviously don't understand security, to the point where they thing time-based two factor authorization gives out personal information, which it doesn't. Given that they don't want to make their account more secure, which could open their account to being hijacked if their password were ever leaked, I no longer trust the author with all the permissions the addon gets, and am removing it.
- by grahamperrin, a year agoRated 4 out of 5A smart range of features, however I prefer extensions that are broadly compatible with multi-window use of Firefox.
- by sdagfk, a year agoRated 5 out of 5Do you not have a github for your addons? Writing here is not that comfortable.
Anyway: The "dupe" menu should have a right-click menu entry to remove all dupes (except one tab of course).
In addition, the list needs to be locked after clicking the x button to close a tab and unlocked after sorting the list again. Right now there is no fast way to close many dupes, because just clicking on the last entry multiple times without waiting for the list to update will remove all tabs, even the last one, because the click gets registered before the tab should have vanished from the list because it was the last one.