great but sometimes buggy Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is the first addon i install into firefox because i always hated tabs. it used to work well but on newer versions of firefox it is sometimes a bit buggy. also you need to set "open new pages in a new window" to make it work properly.

and to all those idiots who think that noone needs this addon or that it brings back some internet explorer behaviour: go and screw yourself. if you don't need it, fine, don't use it. and it has got nothing to do with internet explorer whatsoever. i used mozilla when it was just a seamonkey early beta, i used netscape navigator back when it was version 1.0 for windows 3.1. back then internet explorer didn't even exist. i liked it without tabs then and i like it without tabs now and so do many people.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

LOL! I was looking for the opposite: single-window mode. Tabbed browsing is best thing. why keep 30 windows open from the same application? that sux.

Loss of screen real estate, inability to alt/tab?!? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With tabs, I lose screen real estate, it's an extra bar that takes up part of my screen. I lose the ability to alt/tab. Sure, I can ctrl-tab, but I lose the preview/title of the document and I can't go from an outside application to the webpage that I want. Why in the world does anyone like tabs? "Well, IE6 doesn't have them!" "So what?" "Well . . . so IE6 doesn't have them!" "Yeah, you said that, why are tabs a good thing?" "Uhm, erm, stop asking such hard questions!"

This is a great app, truly it's an amazing app.

She's A Beauty Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hey fellas, it's your choice to keep kissing the ugly girls but I'm all wrapped around this one. Mac, command+click gives new window without all the control pasting into address bar nonsense mentioned below. Windows users may complain it doesn't work but, hey, that's just normal Windows for ya. If FF won't load it because it says it's incompatible, get Nightly Tester Tool extension that forces FF to accept any extensions that the FF nanny slaps your hand saying, "NO!"

Buggy Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I love the concept of this add-on, because tabbed browsing is something that's keeping me from switching to Firefox as my primary browser. However, when I installed it, I noticed an endless string of javascript errors in the Web Developer error console. I didn't keep it installed long enough to find out if this caused a memory leak or anything, but it is an issue.

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.

If You Hate Tabs, You'll Like this Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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!!!

Needs an update for 3.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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 Exposé, and this lets me do it.

Don't need this Rated 2 out of 5 stars

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.

Not even functional Not yet rated

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.

Godsend Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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.

Buggy - open blank windows Not yet rated

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.

Wonderful Addition!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

- Jerry

Thank you for Tab Killer Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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!

Very Useful, Practical Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Fantastic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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!!!!!!

Excellent Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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.

WTF ?!? Y using it ? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cant understand y Mozilla allowed to publish it ?
it is a Microsoft conspiracy to shift us back in time to Internet Xplorer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2007032801). 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2007032801). 

Use the old 1.0.2 ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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"
download tab_killer-1.0.2005012901-fx.xpi
rename xpi to zip and unpack
edit install.rdf
em:maxVersion>2.0.*

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2007032801).