- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 16295827, 3 years agoDoes not work. Nothing happens after clicking the Update button. I did not restart the browser, so maybe that's the issue. I instead used a different extension (Tab ReTitle)
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 15290081, 4 years agoThis add-on can:
Access your data for all websites
To rename tabs why does it need to read data from all websites !
Dev please explain
Developer responseposted 3 years agoUsed activeTab permissions to read title (data) of the active tab.
And this addon is supposed to run on all websites so configured
add-on to run on all websites (not restricted to any particular sites).
Hope this clarifies..
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 15128094, 4 years agoDoesn't persist the title. As soon as I navigate somewhere else, the title changes by itself. Useless.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 13832595, 5 years agoIt appears to work, but it has five problems which are pretty major, given what a large portion of the addon they are.
1. The Ctrl+Shift+E shortcut already HAS a use. It opens up the network panel in the developer tools... and, here on Linux, Firefox doesn't allow extensions to override built-in hotkeys. (See Bugzilla bug # 1325692. I actually wrote a utility which intercepts Ctrl+Q when Firefox is the active window to work around this shortcoming.)
2. Cluttering up either my toolbar or my overflow menu using a browser action is awkward and bad UI design. The proper way to implement a function like this is to add it to the tab context menu using browser.menus.create and the "tab" context type. (Because of a limitation in the WebExtensions API, Tree Style Tab can't query custom tab context menu entries, so you'll also want to use the code snippet from the "API for other addons" page in the Tree Style Tab wiki to register yourself with Tree Style Tab's context menu.)
3. The popup looks terrible. If you're going to use a browser-provided popup panel, please set browser_style to true when declaring it, so Firefox will inject the same CSS rules used for things like the bookmark star. The "Browser styles" page in the MDN WebExtensions documentation has more information.
4. I use a tab suspender addon to keep memory consumption down and using a browser action means that I have to load a tab back into memory in order to edit its title. (Which means I have to wait for the tab to reload because, while the current tab is in the process of loading or reloading, Rename Tab Title will just see "undefined" as the current title.) Using a context menu entry would allow me to rename unloaded tabs without reloading them first.
5. Drag-and-drop reordering tabs using Tree Style Tab's sidebar sometimes unsets the customized tab title. (eg. I experienced it on a tab containing my GOG.com friends list, which only has "GOG.com" as its title.)
What I'd do is:
a. Register a context menu entry for tabs with both Firefox and Tree Style Tab (be sure to use the example code, so it silences any "Could not send a message to Tree Style Tab because it's not installed" errors.) and have it display an ordinary window.prompt popup. (The alternative is to inject content into the site, which is fragile and takes a lot of work to make it consistently look nice.)
b. Have the browser action take users directly to the Edit All option. (Browser actions are supposed to be for things which are not specific to the current tab's contents, like NoScript or uMatrix policies which apply to entire domains, or in-progress downloads which have lifetimes independent of specific tabs.)
c. Identify why the drag-and-drop reordering breaks things and fix it. (Worst case scenario, maybe there's a Tree Style Tabs event you can attach to.)
EDIT: I dropped the rating down to one star because it seems to consistently forget the customization when the page gets reloaded after the tab's been suspended. That makes it effectively useless to me.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Shajirr, 5 years agoDoes not work. I enter custom name, hit save, tab keeps old name, nothing happens.
Also if this will ever get to work it needs to be accessed from the tab context menu, not from a toolbar.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Alexander E. Smith, 5 years agoDoesn't do anything. Hit save and the tab keeps it's old name.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Ahmed Han, 5 years agoI enter the new title text and click the "Save" button and nothing happens.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 6086110, 6 years agoFirst, I am using Firefox 54.0.1. I successfully installed the Rename Tab Title add-on. But when I go to Customize (to add the Rename Tab Title icon to the toolbar), the icon is not there. Removed and reinstalled the add-on. No change. So sure, a small slice of WTF.
Secondly, couldn't you not adjust (modify) your code, making it possible to right click on the tab and say Rename?
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 6144891, 6 years agoThe new names are not persistent. Therefore, not usable.
Developer responseposted 6 years agoafter renaming you have to click save (or) press enter..
then the new name will be persistent..
If it is still not persistent.. could you share the url, OS, firefox version. Thanks.