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235 reviews for this add-on
  • The best!

  • This is a very useful extension. I wouldn't say it's simple, but it is powerful.

    It's useful to be able to move tabs into groups based on their URLs; I use this to separate different projects so that I can switch context between them.

    It doesn't seem to play well with other extensions that automatically close tabs in the background, though; for example Dustman. After a tab is auto-closed, when I switch to that group, STG says “Invalid tab” and “Background not inited”. After that, STG doesn't work. If I disable and re-enable it, the toolbar button never finishes loading. Restarting Firefox seems to fix it. (I think this may be the same issue as #212 on GitHub.)

    Edit 2018-07-20: Thanks, I've updated to 3.0.10. Let's see how it goes!

    Developer response

    Hi! Please update addon to v3.0.10 - bug #212 was fixed in this version

  • Good first pass at this extension. Buggy - frequently, it will freeze up while switching tabs due to duplicate url's in more than one tab group.

  • Needs some work, but I am grateful that someone came up with a replacement for the old tab groups. It would be very helpful if there was a button to open the grid view directly from the browser GUI, not via the Simple Tab Groups button, i.e. with one click instead of two.

    Developer response

    Hi! You can try this STG plugin
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/stg-plugin-open-manage-groups/
    P.S. update addon to latest version before install

  • Super!

    Developer response

    Thanks!

  • Too many bugs
    More bugs since the last updates.. !!!

    Many faults in loading groups
    It opens the same tabs 3 or 4 times when loading. Much trouble...

    Need lot of fixing

    Developer response

    Can you retest bugs in latest version?

  • Hi,

    I have just upgrade to the latest version of this addon.
    Is there a way to switch off the hidden tabs feature? I want to see my tabs across the top as in the previous
    versions please?
    I have multiple tab groups for different tasks
    and each group has multiple tabs open
    I like this separation of tabs into tasks groups.

    I don't want to disable the addon, I want to use the addon but not have the tabs hidden.
    Is there a way I as a user can turn on/turn off this hidden tabs feature?

    IF I disable teh addon then all my tabs are unhidden but put into one tab group
    I don't want this, I want separate tab groups with my tabs visible in each tab group as in previous versions
    This must be possible and I just don't know how to set, please tell me how.
    Thank you

    Developer response

    I'm sorry, but I can not understand what the problem is.
    Can you create issue with screenshots and descriptions of bug on github?
    https://github.com/Drive4ik/simple-tab-groups/issues

  • Thank you, I looking for add-on like this

    Developer response

    You are welcome!

  • i just enabled this at version 3.0.8 and it brought back tabs i had closed today.
    also it moved some tabs to a hidden menu and when i click the icon, i see this:
    "Found hidden unsynchronized tabs. Click on tab to show it into current group/window or:
    Move all of this tabs into current group/window
    Create new group with all of this tabs
    Close all of this tabs"

    if i disable it now, i'm worried i'll lose those hidden tabs. this is really not a good design. if i enable this addon, it should not mess around with my tabs and risk losing them. i might disable it now and lose those tabs.
    you really need to keep this addon from messing with users' tabs.

    and "this tabs" should be corrected to "these tabs"

    ok, so i clicked "move all tabs into current group". it's kind of fixed the lost tabs, but now i have some duplicates and the when i had enabled it first, the tabs to the right of the addons tab, moved to the top so they're to the right of my last pinned tab.
    please fix all these bugs !

    Developer response

    If you turn off the addon, the browser will show all the tabs hidden by this addon.
    If you turn on the addon - then it tries to restore the previous state before it disable.
    You can move tab to other group by right click on tab (context menu).
    I corrected the translation "this tabs" to "these tabs". This update will available in next release.

  • It makes the life of a Web developer a lot more productive.

    Can't wait to see what future improvements will bring us. :-)

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Wow, finally on FF Quantum (FF61, 07/2018): we have old good Tab Groups and even better and more customizable. I like custom icons for groups - very handy. Thanks, developer! <3

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Lost many tabs and groups, unfortunately it is too buggy, and keep note that I have been using it since the beginning.

    Update, Reply to developer:
    I did Report to you directly by support email and you very kindly replied, however it has been months and I literally was just waiting for a usable version because STG is not usable for me. I have 100+ tabs in my main group and switching between a 100+ tab group to an even 13 tabbed group is tedious. Additionally, sometimes random things would happen while switching between tabs like, losing tabs and some tabs become just a new tab page.

    Suggestions:
    1- The main issue is losing track, most of the times I am on a group of X Tabs and then after opening 10 more abs I see in my group manager that those tabs were not added.

    2- I have a group called "Main" in that group I have 100+ tabs I never switched to another group because there he issues switching between tabs. Even then STG lost the track of the "Main" group and the window with time because Group less. I tried to fix it, but didn't know how and I think I emailed you about that but didn't get a reply.

    I hope this would encourage and not discourage you. For me i have many groups and a lot of tabs, and these groups contains projects research, and data that I can't afford losing.

    currently, i bookmark all tabs in a window, when I stop work on a certain group. It takes time, but currently there is no stable version that replace the old extensions.

    Developer response

    If you find a bugs, please create issue https://github.com/Drive4ik/simple-tab-groups/issues

  • Finally, a fully functional replacement for the good old TabGroups!

    After the last release, the tabs are finally not reloaded after switching groups. Taking into account the limitations of the new API, this extension deserves 6 stars.

    Thanks Drive4ik! Now I can use Firefox just like I used to before WebExtensions era.

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Just seen the permissions for this plugin... Wow! Access your data for all websites // Store unlimited amount of client-side data... That means you'll know as much about me as my own family! What you going to do with all that?

    TO Drive4ik: Ok I'll take your word for it. Putting back 5 stars

    Developer response

    This addon does not collect or send any data anywhere. These rights are necessary for the operation of the extension, so is the Firefox WebExtension API
    Here is the source code https://github.com/Drive4ik/simple-tab-groups, you can view it yourself and see for yourself.
    There is only one option in the settings that sends the url address to a special google address to get favicon in certain cases. This option is disabled by default. It is called "Use tabs fav-icons from Google S2 Converter"
    Sorry for my English
    Thanks for review

  • Finally a working Tab Group solution, hide tab API is a real panacea
    Only caveat is that tab management itself is a tab

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Finally the group tab feature is back more than never with the hide-tabs API \o/

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • This is a life saving addon, no doubt. Finally a usable one.

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Given the poor state FF API has been in ever since Quantum, this is as good a replacement for Tab Groups as can be expected. There is a rather unfortunate and extremely annoying issue where when you switch to a different group, your current tab moves to the new group, but otherwise it seems to work more or less as well as you could expect. I wish there was an option to close the "group management" tab when you select a tab in it, the way group management worked in tab groups.

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • very nice

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • was looking for this add-on for a long time, works as described, good job

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Love the new version with tab hiding!

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • All issues fixed!
    fantastic!

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Great work! I've been missing the old Tab Groups so much and this extension is the perfect substitute. Thank you very much!

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!

  • Calling it Simple is a bit of misnomer; it's more feature complete than the 'Panorama View' add-ons. Speaking of which has the "free range" aspect that this add-on desires. So with the new update, it acts as a good replacement for like the original "Tab Groups", it's not a perfect 1:1 but that's alright. The issue of tabs loading all at once, or closing are a thing of the past. I've switched back to this and look forward to future developments.

    Consider adding Dark theme and DuckDuckGo icon proxy service (example: https://icons.duckduckgo.com/ip2/youtube.com.ico). I'd rather use that over Google s2.

    Developer response

    Hi! Very good idea with "DuckDuckGo icon".
    Thanks for your review!

  • Great to have tab groups back with this extension. Now that the tab hiding API is available and used it's fantastic. Thanks for the excellent work on it!

    Developer response

    Thanks for your review!