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And, to all the people giving 1-star ratings just because they think tabs are the holy grail of web browsers, get over yourselves. Not all of us like tabs, and some people wish to disable them, which is probably the only option that wasn't included in about:config.
I'm a tab hater. I still don't see now they help anything. Most of the time, I'd rather see a link in the same window and use forward and back to navigate. When I want to open a page in a new window, I can do it with the context menu or by opening a new window and pasting the url into the address bar. I prefer the keyboard shortcuts for using my KDE taskbar to select windows to using the primitive keyboard tools for navigating tabs. Die tabs, die!!!
The current version only sort of works with 3.0. I'm using RC1 on OS X 10.5.2 and it's doing two weird things:
1) every time you close a window, the tab bar flashes briefly on all remaining windows
2) if you choose an item from the "Recently Closed Windows" menu, a new window opens up--with one tab for every window you have open! Kind of defeats the point.
Otherwise, a great extension. I prefer to manage my windows using ExposÃ©, and this lets me do it.
If you play with Firefox's built in options enough, you can disable tabbed browsing completely. I've been doing this since I first came across tabbed browsing in Netscape 6. I use Netscape 7 & 9, Firefox 2, and SeaMonkey 1.1, and the only time anything opens in a tab for me is when I manually tell it to or when there's a notification regarding browser updates from Mozilla or Netscape. In Firefox, go to tools/options and uncheck "always show the tab bar." After "New pages should open in" select "new Window" There may be a few more options, but there two will solve most of the problem for you. You may also want to hide the sidebar.
The only thing this is supposed to do is open things in a new window. It does not do that. I give it one star for at least not opening a tab.
I installed Firefox 2, disabled tabs as I had in previous versions, and was very annoyed to find that half of the links I clicked STILL OPEN IN TABS. I figured this would fix that.
Instead of either typical outcome, Firefox now opens a link in the same window, and opens a blank window to block out the first window. I don't really see why anyone would want this, but that's just me.
I use Firefox 2 on an Intel Mac. I hope this add-on will one day be competent.
I have always hated tabs. I was so excited to find this! Used in 1.x and was so happy when it was finally updated for 2.0. I would give it a 10, but I'm only giving a 7 due to the blank window problem. I also suspect this for the occasional "blank window menu items" which are hard to get rid of. But as someone else said, anything is better than tabs.
When you click some links that used to open a tab, it now opens a blank window. The page that should appear in the blank window appears in the existing window. You can see this on gmail when you click the calendar link at the top of the page. You can also see this in Bloglines when you click a link to a blog.
I was about to abandon Firefox becasue it was too complicated for new users. While I understand the desire for the these things called tabs, they are a disaster when you are trying to set up access for novice users. They don't undestand what tabs are, they can not find the new page they just opened, etc.
This should have been a part of the standard preferences panel so tabs can be completely disabled from the start!
While the installation of this add-on is hard to describe at least I only have to do it once instead of answering questions about tabs every day.
Thank you very much for a wonderful aid.
I was about to stop using Firefox, which I love. I don\'t like tabs. \r\n\r\nWhy? I have a Mac and when I have a lot of different windows open, I just use the Fn key or Expose and I can see all the pages instantly on the desktop at once. Brilliant. Having a lot of tabs is like having all my pages stapled together and only being able to see the top one at once.\r\n\r\nI also have the problem of a blank browser window opening - this happens when moving to a new URL but now opening a new page (or tab). If you could fix that, my life would be complete. Anything is better than tabbing though!
There are times when I don't want to bother with all those tabs opening up which can get confusing and difficult to keep track of after awhile.
I love the simplicity of being able to navigate using the back and forward buttons which become enabled once Tab Killer is installed. Try it.
You may end up using it as often as I do.
Finally, a fix to the most irritating feature of Firefox. Other than the tabs, I LOVE Firefox!! And it's not a MS conspiracy!!!!!!!!!! I used NetScape long before MS copied it to make IExploder and MetScape DIDN'T have TABS!!!!!!
Really great. Tabs are SO annoying and the options to turn them off don't work.
Minor bug in that it seems to sometimes open a new (blank) window but then open the URL in the original window. Haven't really had a chance to work out when this happens. But this is less annoying than tabs. *Anything* is less anoying than tabs.
Cant understand y Mozilla allowed to publish it ?
it is a Microsoft conspiracy to shift us back in time to Internet Xplorer.
living out in the sticks we r forced to use dial-up until they run a broadband cable line out here.
have u ever loaded multiple websites at once with a 2800 Kbps speed???????????
You must be a Godsend.
Been using Tab Killer (1.0.2005012901) for a long long time and it is the best! 10 Points straight up! Thank you SHIMODA Hiroshi :)
Unfortunately 1.0.2 stopped working with FF 2.0 but manually changing the max version in the install.rdf file fixed the problem.
Now the new version 1.1.2007032801 works but it takes 2 extra seconds to close an open page.
With the old 1.0.2 FF closes a page instantly.
I think it depends on the CPU because I get a blinking time glas (working in background) pointer every time I close a page. Perhaps with a faster CPU this is not noticeable.
Great add-on. But use the old version! :)
Click "View the previous release"
rename xpi to zip and unpack