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Allasso has done it again with an excellent implementation of tab groups functionality that finally does what default Panorama was supposed to do.
Many users had previously been utilizing TabGroups Manager by Axel Shootingstar (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tabgroups-manager) as their tab groups add-on of choice. But when development was discontinued on that add-on, they were left without a good solution. Many tried to use lesser add-ons or just went back to using the terrible default Firefox Panorama feature. But now we have Tab Groups Helper, and it's fantastic.
The problem with the default way that Firefox handles tab groups is that it makes the user work too hard, in the following ways: (a) Default Firefox forces users to jump back and forth between the normal browser window and the Panorama screen to see and choose tab groups, so that users easily forget the context they are working in. (b) The Panorama interface takes up too much screen and is too easy to make a mess with, so that the user loses track of groups, can't see some groups because they are hidden behind other groups, accidentally closes groups, etc. (c) Administrating tab groups is clunky and just takes way too long. Etc. So users just generally avoid using Panorama.
In comes Tab Groups Helper to solve these problems. The new Tab Bar feature is absolutely spot-on. In one interface, without having to click a menu or drill down into a separate interface, you can see all your tab groups (shown in the tab group bar). You can jump back and forth between groups by just clicking on the tab group you want. You can quickly and easily move tabs back and forth between tab groups by just dragging and dropping them. This is the easiest, quickest, and most straightforward way to administrate large groups of tabs.
Allasso is to be commended for his excellent work on this extremely useful tool. Thank you, Allasso, for all the time and effort you have put into this. It truly helps us all!
The screenshots for this add-on imply that a user can organize tabs by some logical grouping method (calling a group, as one screenshot shows, "Mozilla Stuff."
However, when I install and use this add-on, I do not find any way to perform such groupings. You can "stack" tabs, but you can't give the stack a name.
Does this add-on actually support creating named groups of tabs?
I have posted requests with Mozilla and the add-on community to look at either making this functionality a part of the default Firefox experience or moving forward with a replacement add-on. See the add-on thread here:
Also, if you agree, please post your thoughts on my Mozilla Support post here:https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/954206
Let's try to get this excellent functionality back into Firefox either as a core feature or as an updated add-on!
This add-on is excellent; it is hands-down the very best tab group add-on available for Firefox. However, with the bugs evident when used with the latest versions of Firefox, it is obvious that the complete lack of current support by Axel on this add-on means that the add-on is no longer viable as an ongoing tab group solution.
I have posted requests with Mozilla to look at making this functionality a part of the default Firefox experience. If you agree, please post your thoughts on my Mozilla Support post here:
Let's try to get this excellent functionality into the current versions of Firefox!