Rated 4.3 out of 5
4.3 Stars out of 5
- by Ramouz, 2 months agoRated 1 out of 5I had high hopes for this but in its current state, I rarely use it (and just now disabled it). Firefox needs a split screen mode like Vivaldi, where tabs can be split into 2/3/4 screens. Let's start with 2 for now but allow us to remain in our session and not log us out. Let the page not reload just for opening it in a split view. This actually signs you out of the website (the one in the side view). It reloads the tab when you add it to the side view. It's all over the place when it comes to websites where you're signed in.
It's really a very bad implementation and it's clear that care is not given to this add-on, which is unfortunate.
Allow us to split screen an .html file (that I open from my Desktop, which opens in Firefox) with a on-the-Internet tab.
I really want a real split screen add-on, one that also would let us resize to our heart's content and not be limited as we are now. One that displays the tab without reloading, without signing us out, without a new cookie or whatnot. Look at Vivaldi's Page Tiling and imitate that, that's all!
Edit: Use Tile Tab add-on, it's good enough for now but not like Vivaldi's implementation, which is the best.
- by Firefox user 13467846, 2 months agoRated 5 out of 5This works as advertised. You know how great a complement this statement is in these dark times!
I have two suggestions:
1. As practically all other folks here are demanding, the sidebar must be wider. If this is because Side View uses the built-in side view pane in Firefox, please, if at all possible, implement your own side pane and make it wider.
In case that's possible, why not more than one side panes simutaneously? Keeping two sidebars at each side would be very nice.
2. The Side View icon on the quick menu that appears at the top right corner by default. Currently its only real function is to switch between mobile/desktop view.
Please add that command in the context menus. Currently it has only one item (Open in sidebar), please change it to something like 'Open as Desktop/Mobile Site in sidebar' - so that if you click an empty space or tab, you could also choose how it will load. Then we could unclutter the quick toolbar if we choose to without sacrifice. Keeping track of sidebar-only visit history can be nice to some people, but I find it not very crucial.
- by wrnr, 2 months agoRated 5 out of 5very useful (i like it to keep the todolist or notes in sideview).
+ it would be nice to be able to drag tabs to sideview.
+ and in some cases a second (or even more) sideview can be useful, i.e. to use some columns to compare mobile views of sites or to view trello, notes, mobile site & desktop site together
- by Allen Nguyen, 3 months agoRated 4 out of 5I am excited to learn that FF has this plugin. It ease my browsing experience alot, make it so convenient. But the downside is the sideview width is so limited, or else i wouldn't have anything to complain with this addon
- by Firefox user 13874864, 4 months agoRated 3 out of 5Works well, but could use a button to unload the current site.
Also, pls unlock the max sidebar width.
For ppl with ultrawide monitors that could be a nice alternative to multiple FF winows.
I'd change my rating to 6/5 immediately.
- by josemazcorro, 4 months agoRated 3 out of 5Cool!! I normally use two web-browser side by side... I still think is better option, but sometimes sites get really small when I squeeze the windows, so I switch to mobile view, but pitifully there is no extension to make this by tab and I have to constantly switch the views. Your extension could be a solution for me, if it just had an address bar.. hehe... but I guess other people are looking to put more info in one screen. Anyways it seem great! thanks man
- by Matt GD, 5 months agoRated 3 out of 5Great and useful addon, I just wish we could increase to 50% the width of the side view and could go back or forward on the current page as well as freely browse to different websites which are not necessarily in the current tabs
- by Firefox user 14777895, 6 months agoRated 4 out of 5A must-have for me, this is a godsend. Very useful for wide monitors. 4 stars though because I can't extend the width of the side window to more than a fixed width - which seems very arbitrary.
- by NotDeveloper, 6 months agoRated 4 out of 5I see 2 serious problems:
1. If you want to use it for Instagram, but you already use Facebook Container, you will have to login again and again.
2. Now you can not just create a folder for mobile websites and use it in sidebar as before, now you have to use context menu every time you need it. 2-3 clicks instead of 1.
- by George C, 6 months agoRated 5 out of 5Superb! Very useful add-on!
I hope that it continues to be developed. For example, to be able to drag it with no restriction. Or to have multiple pages that you can switch.
- by t1pt0p, 6 months agoRated 5 out of 5Awesome extension! Exactly what I was looking for to watch my email.
Add more futures plz
- open in a new tab not in mobile view
- back button
- multiple side views
- resizable more then 1/3 of a page
- by Firefox user 15495280, 8 months agoRated 3 out of 5Love the concept, but really needs to expand up to 50% in order to be useful. Also, clinking links in the sidebar bar page will actually change the main page, which took some time to wrap my head around. Hope it goes native!
- by Paul Hook, 8 months agoRated 3 out of 5Handy but limited. Allowing wider view (50% instead of 25% of window) would help a lot. Too many web pages are not optimized for mobile view and are not readable when limited to 25% side bar (PDFs opened in browsers, for example). That's available with Tile Tabs WE, but it would be nice to have in Side View to not have to guess how a particular page is going to behave, choose which extension to use, test it, find it's not the right choice, close, choose the other one, etc.