An alternative to bartab Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since bartab appears to be dead, an alternative extension with similar functionality has come up:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/unloadtab/

Seems to work fine with the same functionality as bartab

bartab 3.0 - Please consider creating a separate page Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@ drhouse - Your modified version seems to be okay, but seems to have a few glitches:

1. The "Whitelist" option (Always keep pages from these sites loaded) has a "Remove (-)" button which is grayed out in your version. Therefore I cannot add/remove sites. Please consider fixing this.

2. The description page (i.e. if you go to the firefox addons manager and click on "more" for bartab) seems to be in Japanese or Chinese. Please change it to English.

Finally, could you create a new page for this modified addon. Something like "Bartab modified" since the current bartab seems to be dead. I don't think that's a bad idea since we have forks for many addons and this one seems to be dead for now as the creator has not updated it for quite some time.

Finally, good effort!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi-on Firefox 6.0.2, bartab does not work as expected. If you click on the "unload" tab option, the webpage duplicates itself: one normal webpage and the other "unloaded" version. Neither does the time out version seem to work properly.

Please consider updating this great addon!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi,

This is one of the best addons out there and I'm kind of disappointed that it does not work in Firefox 4. I also read your FAQ - https://github.com/philikon/BarTab/wiki/FAQ

Hoping that a proper version for Firefox 4 will come out. Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello there! This is such a wonderful addon...

One question: I used to remember that there was a way to distinguish unloaded tabs? Because the unloaded tabs had no icon or something? This was before the recent update to this addon.

This feature was useful to distinguish between loaded and unloaded tabs. Please bring it back or let me know where exactly I'm screwing up:)...Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Your idea is indeed very good! I am experimenting with this addon. So far this is my understanding:

Each tab (except the one you're currently) on kind of "hibernates" after the user specifies a "timeout".

Yes indeed, the memory consumption also seems to go down a bit. It is sad that "the memory leak in Firefox" legend still exists:(...

However, kudos to your addon! Only problem is I now open up a lot more tabs:)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2).