More options please!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This review is for the "Force Mode" option. I'd give the "Suggest Mode" 2 stars (it's too irritating to work above your tab limit; please check my previous review of this addon for more on that option) and the "Silent" option nothing as it's useless unless you're extremely forgetful as you loose tabs you've kept open because you want to keep them. I'm liking the "Force" option at the moment. I started on the "Suggest" option and found I'm too lazy to sort out tabs unless it's forced upon me and I hate the warning message dialog box appearing all the time.In the "Force" option, I'd like more options though. First, I'd like the option to determine the window limit separate from the tab limit, so that if I want to do some research, I can do it in a new window and be able to open the same number of tabs as my other window. Secondly, I'd like an unobtrusive popup to come up when you open your last allowed tab so you know you're about to reach your limit (and so avoid having to interact with the horrible warning message dialog). Thirdly, I'd like to be able to close my tabs when the warning message comes up by actually closing my tabs (i.e. not in the warning box) as it is hard when you set the tab limit at 100 to find the tab you're looking at in Firefox in the warning message dialogue (especially as one lists horizontally and the other lists vertically). This add on is a life saver. I am rather liking the "Force" mode though. Fortunately for this addon, it takes a restart of Firefox to disable an addon, in contrast to Chrome, else it would be too easy to disable when you're lazy. EDIT: I've found a Chrome extension that does the "Force Mode" in a way I prefer to this addon: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kokmfemecmlekdnjllgobeplngdfifie - this method prevents you having to sift through the list of tabs in the warning message every time, because most of the time the tab you want to close is right in from of you in the tab bar anyway. This Chrome addon simply displays a message when you try to open a tab past your tab limit, telling you that you have reached your tab limit and that you cannot open any more tabs. The only improvement I would make to this way of doing things is that I would prefer the message to be displayed by popup, so that you can just click anywahere to remove the message, and not have to click on the "OK" every time. That extension also has a useful icon on the menu bar telling you how many tabs you have open, and the tab limit you chose, so that you know when you are about to reach your limit.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.27.1-signed). This user has other reviews of this add-on.