Tab Groups Helper Version History

34 versions

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Version 1.0.30 174.6 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Added multiprocess compatibility flag

Version 1.0.29 174.6 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Added keyboard shortcut to switch groups by navigating through groups
order either forward or backward. Default commands are:
control + shift + leftArrow : switch to previous group in groups order.
control + shift + rightArrow : switch to next group in groups order.

See: Options > General

Added option: Hover over group tab displays UI panel.
Options > Groups Bar

NOTE: When using this feature, alt key will have to be held down in
order to drag group tabs for re-ordering.

Version 1.0.28 174.1 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Compatiblility updates for Pale Moon, correcting issues where export/import
groups did not work.

Added additional access to export/import groups interface to various menus.

Version 1.0.26 174.2 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Changes which were required to maintain compatibility with upcoming update
of Tab Groups addon.

Version 1.0.24 174.6 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed bug which caused suspended groups to not appear in the Groups Bar
when sorting lexicographically.

Fixed bug which sometimes caused backup session recovery menu to not
show backup sessions

Version 1.0.23 168.0 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Added option to either append or prepend groups list when starting a new
group. This only applies to custom group sort order.

Added option, when starting a new group, to switch to the new group.

Added option, when starting a new group, to focus the new group in the UI.
Rename dialog will also appear.

Added option to set the New Group Button default in Groups Bar to either
add a New Group Starter, or New Tab in New Group.

Added option to set the number of session backups kept on file for
Session Backup and Recovery.

Fixed bug which caused UI not to update when switching groups with Panorama
keyboard command.

Reorganized Options window.

Version 1.0.21 164.9 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed bug where suspend group did not work if group contained tabs with
identical titles.

Version 1.0.20 164.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed issue created by Groups Bar "New Group" button, which prevented scroll
arrows to appear on overflowed Groups Bar.

Refactored code for suspending groups in order to make it more fail-safe,
being less likely to lose tabs if there is a problem.

Version 1.0.19 163.4 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed issues introduced in the native Panorama removal transition in the FF 45
update, which caused TGH to not initialize properly under some circumstances.

Added "New Group" button to the Groups Bar.
This can be configured with hidden prefs:

Show/Hide button (requires restart):
extensions.tabgroupshelper@kevinallasso.org.groupsBarNewGroupButtonHide

Button action: New tab in new group (default) or Add New Group starter:
extensions.tabgroupshelper@kevinallasso.org.groupsBarNewGroupButtonNewTab

Version 1.0.18 146.2 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

CRITICAL BUGFIX:
Fixed bug which sometimes caused suspended groups to not restore properly.
(Caused the session to be corrupted, assigning each tab in the suspended
group to its own singular group. In cases where the group had a large
number of tabs, this would cause freeze-up on startup as Panorama tried
to create an unusually high number of groups)

Version 1.0.17 145.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed issues which prevented TGH from working on PaleMoon.

Added debug functionality.

Version 1.0.16 144.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed bug introduced in v1.0.14 which broke moving tabs to new group

Fixed minor bug which caused "show undisplayed groups" item to not
appear in management panel "open" menu if there were suspended groups.

Version 1.0.15 144.6 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed bug which broke the UI for restoring a session from backup, if the
user had pinned tabs.

See:
Options > General > Make session backups more frequently "what's this about"
for details on session backups.

Version 1.0.14 144.5 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

CRITICAL BUGFIX: Fixed bug where pinned tabs were not handled properly, and
could cause tabs to disappear when suspending or exporting groups if the
user was using pinned tabs.

Fixed bug which sometimes caused Groups Bar menus to behave improperly when
right-clicking.

Fixed bug which, sometimes after moving tabs to a different group, would
later cause tabs to unexpectedly be rearranged.

Version 1.0.13 143.7 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Added ability to set font size of group tabs using hidden pref:
extensions.tabgroupshelper@kevinallasso.org.grouptabFontSize
Font sizes between 8 and 16 pixels are allowed.

Made bolding of font on active group tab optional through hidden pref:
extensions.tabgroupshelper@kevinallasso.org.activeGroupTabBoldFont
Default is still to use bold font.

Version 1.0.12 142.9 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Added "Show/Hide Groups Bar" as an optional action for clicking
toolbar button. Set in Options > General

Version 1.0.11 149.1 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed bug introduced in the last update which caused keyboard history
navigation to not work on some OSs.

Version 1.0.10 143.1 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Refactored processing of keyboard shortcuts. This fixes some inoperability
experienced by some users when using certain modifier combinations on
certain platforms.

PLEASE NOTE: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS WILL BE RETURNED TO DEFAULT VALUES on
first-time use of this version. You may reset them in: Options > General

Version 1.0.8 148.3 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Fixed bug which caused the tabs count in groups on the Groups Bar to not
update when adding or closing tabs from the native Tabs Bar.

Version 1.0.6 141.6 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Updates since version 1.0.5:

Restored use of Panorama command override when using Firefox 45+, and
depending on Tab Groups addon for Panorama API. Now, if checked in
Preferences > General, clicking the "Tab Groups" icon in the tabs bar, or
using the usual key command (default ctrl/cmnd + shift + "E") will open
the Tab Groups Helper management panel, as it used to.

Note that in such cases, the key combination is configurable in Tab Groups
addon Preferences.

Version 1.0.5 143.3 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

THIS IS A MAJOR UPGRADE with much additional functionality -
Please read carefully:

PLEASE NOTE: Starting with Firefox 45, Panorama will be removed from Firefox
and Tab Groups Helper will be dependent on Tab Groups addon by Quicksaver,
which provides the Panorama functionality.
You can install now in order to have seamless transistion:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tab-groups-panorama/

USERS OF GROUPS BAR PLEASE NOTE:
Made automatic initialization of Groups Bar (displaying Group Tabs) on
startup proactive:

In order to automatically initialize the Groups Bar on startup, user must
now enable the option in Options > Groups Bar.

This proactive measure was added due to problems experienced when trying
to initialize Groups Bar during startup for users of high-volume sessions.
Details are given in
Options > Groups Bar > "Initialize Groups Bar automatically on startup".

Added ability to suspend groups that are not being used in order to
conserve resources. The user can then un-suspend them again when needed.

Added the ability to Export/Import groups.

Added the ability to recover session from backups of previous sessions.
A session can be recovered from "Recover session from backup..." in
various menus. (note: currently not available from menubar > Tools on OS X).
See Options > General.

Added option which may allow users to display Groups Bar above the Tabs Bar
in cases where it was previously not possible. See details in
Options > Groups Bar > "Use classic titlebar".

Improved compatiblity with dark themes. Regular group tabs will now take
on the font color of the theme, and colors for the active group tab and
"new group starter" tab can be configured in: Options > Groups Bar

Subjugated infrequently used features to "more..." submenus in various menus.

Improved updating of Groups Bar when actions are performed.

Fixed bug where "Move to Group > ... New Group" did not work in default
Tab Groups entry of native tabs context menu.

Added detection of Panorama (which is removed in Firefox 45) and notification
if Tab Groups Helper is disabled due to its absence, in which case options
will be given to enable or install 'Tab Groups' addon which provides
the Panorama functionality.

Version 0.3.9 122.1 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Version 0.2.8 120.6 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Changes since version 0.2.7

Fixed bug which would cause groups bar to not update properly if restoring
tabs from crash restore window after a previous crash.

Fixed incompatibility where if restoring from a crash and Session Manager
is enabled, Tab Groups API would break.

Version 0.2.7.1-signed 119.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Changes since version 0.2.6

fixed bug where groups bar state was not persisting

Version 0.2.6.1-signed 119.9 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Changes since version 0.2.5

fixed bug which caused text not to appear in Groups Bar context
menu on some themes.

Version 0.2.5.1-signed 120.0 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

version 0.2.5

Changes since version 0.2.4

Search textbox on Main UI panel now focuses when the panel is opened.

Removed all code for introductory "Groups Bar" popup.

Version 0.2.4.1-signed 121.9 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

version 0.2.4

Some problems were introduced since the last major upgrade.
These have been addressed:

fixed bug where key commands stopped working properly on all configurations.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO DO A SECOND RESTART TO GET
KEY COMMANDS IN SYNC.

Modifiers for "alt +" key commands may now be changed in preferences. This
should be especially helpful to Linux users.

fixed bug where Groups Bar conflicted with Tab Mix Plus when in "multi-row" mode.

Added more ways to show/hide Groups Bar:
Toolbar Button Menu > Show/Hide Groups Bar
Tab Context Menu > Tab Groups Helper > Show/Hide Groups Bar
modifier(s) + "B" key command (see Prefs > General for setting modifier(s)
These are in addition to already existing:
Tools > Tab Groups Helper > Show/Hide Groups Bar

I hope this helps the transition to the Groups Bar functionality go smoother.

Version 0.2.2.1-signed 122.0 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Version 0.2.1.1-signed 121.9 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

Changes/Fixes since version 0.1.11:

Feature upgrades:

Added "Groups Bar" interface, similar to that found in TabGroups Manager addon
This is a very comprehensive addition
(watch video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHMBMPMExI for demo)

Added ability to customize the order in which groups are displayed

alt + 1,2...9 follows group ordering

Added more bookmarking features (see Preferences)

Added ability to change modifier(s) for alt + G and alt + 1,2...9 commands
in Preferences

Added option to close group from toolbar button popup interface

Added ability in Main UI panel to display columns according to groups order

Synchronized tabs context menu "Move to Group" (Panorama UI) with
Tab Groups Helper UI to reflect groups ordering

Removed modal blocking of Preferences window on all platforms.

Made Preferences "instantApply" on all platforms

Bugfixes:

Fixed bug where clicking Toolbar Button drop down arrow closed Main UI panel

Fixed bug where "close selected" did not work in Main UI panel

Fixed bug where columns in Main UI panel were not always updated properly
to reflect active group status

Fixed bug where right-clicking on Toolbar Button menu popups would display
main toolbar context menu

Fixed bug where switching from floating to fixed mode on the Main UI panel
displayed panel where it was last displayed when floating.

Fixed bug where main UI did not update when selecting group/tab from Toolbar
Button interface

Fixed bug where closing last tab from tabs bar opened Panorama UI

Fixed bug where clicking/double clicking tab in Main UI panel only switched
to that tab if switching groups. Now clicking/double clicking tab in the
current group will switch to that tab

Improved syncronization on all interfaces

Version 0.1.11.1-signed 102.1 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 and later

version 0.1.11

Changes/Fixes since version 0.1.9:

Fixed incompatibility issue with Vertical Tabs extension which caused panel
to not display properly when in non-floating mode

Fixed bug which caused panel position and data not to be persisted properly
when session contains more than one window

Fixed bug which caused panel position to "creep" upon reopening

Fixed bug which caused panel to become disabled if closed with portion shown
below the screen view