Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I wish this add-on had a more descriptive name. The name is cute, but it is so lacking in descriptive power that I passed over this one for months, in spite of watching its popularity grow, because I just somehow assumed that it wouldn't do anything I wanted or needed. Boy, was I wrong! I've been wanting something like this for ages, especially since my creaky old computer has a tendency to shut down without provocation -- only then to hang when I try to restart it because it can't handle loading all of my tabs at once. And because I do a lot of research on-line, I often have a great many tabs open at once. This add-on has *eliminated* that problem, for which I am immensely grateful.
One thing I would love to see for it, though, is better coordination with other add-ons, as well as with some of Firefox's native restore functions. It doesn't seem to work with the Restore All Recently Closed Tabs function from the History menu, for example, nor with the "open all in tabs" function in the bookmark folders. A reviewer below me mentioned Multiple Tab Handler as well, to which I can only add: Yes! Yes, yes, yes! And Tab Utilities, too. I also regret its inability to work with my other Must Have on-line research tool, the Too Many Tabs add-on. Now that I'm used to Bar Tab's handling of multiple tabs on restart, I find it actively annoying to load up a row from Too Many Tabs only to watch as it tries to load all of them, all at once. If there were only some way to coordinate Bar Tab with Too Many Tabs (which might just be a matter of making it recognize 'open all in tabs' from the bookmark folders, now that I think of it; I dunno, I'm not a programmer), I would be the happiest camper alive.