Superb Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the top add-ons available. I've been testing FF3b04 and am lost without my PermaTabs. Perhaps it should be written in to the program???

Yes! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! One small step in eliminating mindless repetitive tasks, one giant leap for web browsing.

a tweak requested? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love this handy little guy. But one annoying "feature" is that when you click on a URL from the webpage in the PermaTab protected tab, the new site opens in a new tab (good), but focus stays on protected tab (bad). It would be wonderful for focus to switch to newly opened tab. Or an option to permit it.

Compatibility problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't work if Separate Tabs is installed.
It was hard, until I discovered the problem, ;)
Obviously, I desactivated Separate Tabs XD


Superb! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A clever idea, thanks.

Slight mod for Perma Tabs Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love the permatabs....
just wish it was a color other than pee.
perhaps black or something....

Not so far from perfection... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think this addon is very nice and solve my multiHomePage problem.
Yet, the page I marked as "permanent" don't refresh at Firefox start (ie: a page titled with my unread mail number).
However this a very usefull addon to me.

More Mac Problems Rated 1 out of 5 stars

On an Intel iMac with Leopard using latest Firefox:
1. Tab colors don't work
2. Neither the PermaTabs Options in the Tools Menu nor the Preferences button in the AddOns window give anything but a single small dialog box with a color change option and an option to force links in PermaTabbed pages to open new tabs. No other controls/options are available.
3. There's no apparent way to get rid of your three useless random permatabs other than disabling the entire extension.

It's easier for me to use Session Manager than this.

combine with cookiepie Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Someone needs to combine: CookiePie & PermaTabs, so you can have permanent sites logged in with their own distinct session info. IE: Have work/personal Gmails logged in (CookiePie) and have both PermaTabbed, and have the Tab Names overwritten with descriptive names. If i manage to come up with free time to do this, I will.

Great Extension! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Boy, does this solve a huge problem for me. Thank you for thinking of it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Functional and unobtrusive Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Having installed this add-on just moments ago, I can immediately see its usefulness. I really like the way it simply does its job and that it is SO simple to add or remove permanent tabs. Other developers could learn from this 'easy-to-use' type of functionality. Excellent job. Well done.

Thanks for your response! The answer is 'yes', I am using a Mac. Because of the problem I uninstalled it. Please let me know if you overcome the problem in future. Meanwhile I have found that Tab Mix Plus has offerred an alternative solution.

Thanks again,


I am sorry to report that I have found a slight problem. With PermaTabs activated, I cannot access the links embedded in the page! This requires me to de-activate PermaTabs, then the links work as normal again. 10 has become 9 until I can work out a solution...

Re: Functional and unobtrusive

Are you using a mac by any chance? Several mac users have reported the same problem, I\'m working on getting a fix out ASAP.

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This does exactly what it's meant to without a hitch. This is a must have extension for Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Stumble Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love it and use it all the time. I don't know where to leave a note so hope this is ok. You are still able to use the stumble button on a permatab.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0). 

Good, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Two comments on this extension -- a good extension that has great prospects:

1) In my particular Firefox environment, PermaTabs disables my ability to open local files via File > Open File... I don't know how many other users experience the same effect, but it is a show-stopper for me.

2) In my opinion, the full promise of this extension has yet to be realized. The extension should (by default or by preferences) allow the user to make both the tab AND the webpage associated with the tab permanently locked (or frozen or fixed or protected or whatever you want to call it.) Unfortunately, even though the tab is locked, there are several ways to lose the web page that you wanted to permanently lock-down via PermaTabs.

For instance, with the PermaTab highlighted, pressing the Back Page or Forward Page icons will still change the webpage (IMHO, these icons should be disabled by default or by preference).

Also, with the PermaTab highlighted, if you click on a link in any OTHER application (i.e. not Firefox), like Norton Internet Security or SpySweeper or any other application with an embedded web link, that link will open in the PermaTab, and your "locked down" web page will disappear.

Still... kudos to the extension author for recognizing a real need, and for implementing a better design than other extensions that I have seen.


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0). 

Re: Good but...

Version 1.6.0 has fixed issue #1, and added a shortcut (alt+p) as suggested in #2.

As you say, there are still a few ways to browse away from a locked-down url. This is definitely something I'll be further addressing in the next version.

Doesn't work with Tab Catalog Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great extension! I love it.
The only problem is that it doesn't work with Tab Catalog. The permanent tabs don't change color when both extensions are running.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0). 

Wonderful! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It does its job very well. I like having the option to open all clicked links of a permanent tab to an open window. Very cool! You can even change the color of the permanent tabs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0). 

Excellent add-on - great in compination with Faviconize Tab Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't use firefox without this add-on installed anymore. PermaTabs in combination with Faviconize Tab means that the webpages I always use are open,but with minimal tab bar real estate taken up.
I recommend it to every IE user I convert to FF. 10/10 to David Morrison for this one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0). 

I Keep losing it Rated 2 out of 5 stars

My rating would go from 3 to 10, if I wasn't continually losing the program. Although I have never even tried to remove the program It stops working for me. I end up having to re-install it, which has worked until today. Now nothing happens when I re-install. Thus I would say if you don't want frustration don't install this program.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0). 

Re: I Keep losing it

I haven't been able to replicate this bug. My guess is it was caused by a conflict with another extension.

The latest version has had much of the initialization code rewritten, there's a good chance if you try again, you should find this bug resolved.

Nice add-on - be careful removing Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on adds a single new feature, the ability to make a tab "permanent". You can't delete it (no "X" on it or "close tab" menu option) and even a restart won't make it go away. Love it for my GMail inbox and home page.

The only problem is that if you remove it (I had to temporarily remove it for administrative problems), be sure you have no permanent tabs left. Because, the tabs stay permanent but you have no way to disable it. Probably a bug but only a minor one as you can reinstall, uncheck the "permanent tab" menu item, and then re-remove it.

Neil Smithline

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0).