Tab Utilities Version History

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Version 1.5pre1 81.2 KB Works with Firefox 17.0 - 20.0a1

This is a draft version for Fx17+. There might be many dysfunctions. Please report them in the support forum.

Added: New hidden option "extensions.tabutils.loadForeignInBackground"

Version 1.2 107.5 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 16.*

Not compatible with Fx17+.

Changes from version 1.1.5:
Added: Tab stacking feature
* extensions.tabutils.autoStack: Auto-stack tabs from links or bookmark group
* extensions.tabutils.dragToStack: Stack tabs via moving one tab onto another
* extensions.tabutils.colorStack: Make colorful stacks

Added: Vertical tabs option
Added: shortcut key Ctrl+\ to toggle tabs toolbar
Added: Shortcut key Ctrl+Alt+\ to toggle phantom tabs
Added: Shortcut key Ctrl+Alt+[/] to locate tabs toolbar

Fixed: History item cannot be opened in a background tab [Fx11]
Fixed: TU Options button icon doesn't display in large icon mode [Fx14]
Fixed: Moving tab to existing window fails [Fx15]
Fixed: Moving multiple tabs to new window fails [Fx16]
Fixed: Incompatibility with Fire IE
Fixed: Mouse scroll to focus tab dosen't work with Tree Style Tab

Updated: ja-JP locale (thanks to matsumoto)
Updated: es-ES locale (thanks to Carlos Mella)
Updated: zh-TW locale (thanks to kingsmile)
Updated: pt-BR locale (thanks to Edgard Dias Magalhaes)
Updated: pl locale (thanks to Leszek(teo)Życzkowski)
More locales are available at Tab Utilities Locales.

Version 1.2rc2 82.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 16.*

Not compatible with Fx17+.

Changes from version 1.2rc1:
Fixed: History item cannot be opened in a background tab [Fx11]
Fixed: TU Options button icon doesn't display in large icon mode [Fx14]
Fixed: Moving tab to existing window fails [Fx15]
Fixed: Moving multiple tabs to new window fails [Fx16]
Fixed: Incompatibility with Fire IE

Version 1.1.5 97.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Not compatible with Fx17+.

Changes from version 1.1.4:
Fixed: Opening Bookmarks/History fails in Library
Fixed: Opening Bookmarks fails in mouse action "Bookmarks"
Fixed: Bookmark All Tabs fails, follow up to Bug 575955 [Fx13]
Fixed: Mouse click (down and release) to focus a tab, follow up to Bug 743877 [Fx15]
Fixed: Reusing blank tab fails, follow up to Bug 750980 [Fx15], Bug 716108 [Fx16]
Fixed: Single window mode fails, follow up to Bug 731926 [Fx16]

Version 1.2rc1 84.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Not compatible with Fx17+.

Changes from version 1.2pre20:
Fixed: Mouse click (down and release) to focus a tab, follow up to Bug 743877 [Fx15]

Version 1.2pre20 84.0 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Not compatible with Fx17+.

Changes from version 1.2pre18:
Added: extensions.tabutils.dragToStack option
Fixed: Ensure current tab always visible when switching stacks
Fixed: Opening Bookmarks/History fails in Library
Fixed: Opening Bookmarks fails in mouse action "Bookmarks"
Fixed: Bookmark All Tabs/Bookmark Stack fails, follow up to Bug 575955 [Fx13]
Fixed: Reusing blank tab fails, follow up to Bug 750980 [Fx15], Bug 716108 [Fx16]
Fixed: Single window mode fails, follow up to Bug 731926 [Fx16]

Version 1.1.4 97.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1.3:
Fixed: Right-click on a link always opens a new tab instead of showing the context menu [Fx11]
Fixed: Bookmarks cannot be opened in background tabs [Fx11]
Fixed: Bookmark All Tabs fails [Fx11]
Fixed: New tab doesn't load the user-defined URL [Fx11]
Improved: Treat about:newtab as blank tab [Fx12]
Improved: Always show the all tabs button if tab counter is checked [Fx12]

Version 1.2pre18 82.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre17:
Fixed: Ctrl+Tab doesn't work properly in preview mode
Fixed: When a tab is renamed, the new title is not displayed in Windows Taskbar
Fixed: Right-click on a link always opens a new tab instead of showing the context menu [Fx11]
Fixed: Bookmarks cannot be opened in background tabs [Fx11]
Fixed: Bookmark All Tabs fails [Fx11]
Fixed: New tab doesn't load the user-defined URL [Fx11]
Improved: Treat about:newtab as blank tab [Fx12]
Improved: Always show the all tabs button if tab counter is checked [Fx12]

Version 1.1.3 97.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1.2:
Fixed: Typing URL in the address bar doesn't work [Fx10]
Fixed: Ctrl+Tab doesn't work properly in preview mode
Fixed: When a tab is renamed, the new title is not displayed in Windows taskbar

Version 1.2pre17 82.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre16:
Improved: Tab dragging in vertical mode
Fixed: Typing URL in the address bar doesn't work [Fx10]
Fixed: Wrong tab order in Panorama (regression from 1.2pre12)

Version 1.1.2 97.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1:
Fixed: When all browser windows are closed, no new window can be opened from the bookmarks
Fixed: Incompatibility with Tree Style Tab when "Open All in Tabs"
Fixed: Incompatibility with Speed Dial when opening background tabs continuously
Fixed: Incompatibility with HeadlinesTicker when opening new tabs

Added: Highlight bookmarks with session history
Added: Highlight unloaded tabs in all tabs popup
Improved: Restore tab read state after restart
Improved: Remember the 2nd level selected tab in TU Options UI

Added: Pinned but not iconified tabs
Fixed: Multi-row tab bar cannot return to single row when there are pinned or faviconized tabs

Added: Default option for mouse actions
Fixed: Ctrl/Alt/Shift-click on tab bar doesn't work when in maximized mode

Improved: Ctrl+Tab to cycle through new tabs prior to recently visited tabs
Improved: Ctrl+Tab/PgUp/PgDn to navigate tabs without loading unloaded tabs
Improved: Retain url bar focus when switching tabs with Ctrl+Tab
Improved: Ctrl+Up/Down (instead of Cmd+Up/Down) to switch to previous/next group [Mac]

Added: Drag multiple tabs to a new or existing window
Fixed: Selected tabs are immediately gathered at the dragged tab when dragging multiple tabs

Added: separatorbefore/separatorafter attributes for custom menuitems
Fixed: The navigation keys cannot skip hidden menuitems in tab context menu
Fixed: The Menu key (or Shift+F10) cannot open tab context menu

Fixed: Auto-reload doesn't work on the first tab [Fx5+]
Fixed: Tab groups menu [Fx7+]
Fixed: Incompatibility with Panorama group rearranging [Fx8+]

Version 1.2pre16 82.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre15:
Improved: Auto-stack tabs from links only
Improved: Keep tabs unmoved if possible when unstacking tabs
Improved: Stack tabs at the mouse dropping location
Improved: Tab focusing behavior when closing a tab in a stack

Improved: Restore tab read state after restart
Improved: Compatibility with HeadlinesTicker
Fixed: When a tab is renamed, the new title is not displayed after unloaded

Version 1.2pre15 82.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre14:
Added: autoCollapseStackOnBlur option
Added: Bookmark Stack command
Improved: Focus a sibling tab when closing a tab in a stack
Improved: Restore tabs' read/unread state after restart
Improved: Remember the 2nd level selected tab in TU Options UI

Version 1.2pre14 81.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre13:
Added: autoCollapseNewStack option
Added: autoExpandStackOnDragover option
Added: Tab stack color customizing [extensions.tabutils.colorStack.*]
Improved: Recolor stack with custom color
Improved: Drop one tab to another to stack tabs
Fixed: Auto-auto-reload doesn't work (regression from 1.2pre11)

Version 1.2pre13 81.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre12:
Added: Middle-click to close tab in tab stack popup
Improved: Drop one tab to another to stack tabs
Modified: Don't collapse the active stack by default

Version 1.2pre12 80.9 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre10:
Added: Drop one tab to another to stack tabs
Added: Show busy/unloaded state in tab stack popup and all tabs popup
Added: separatorbefore/separatorafter attributes for custom menuitems
Modified: New stack is collapsed by default
Modified: Ctrl+Tab to navigate tabs without loading unloaded tabs always
Improved: Vertical tab bar width setting
Fixed: Some random bugs because of deleteTabValue exception (regression in 1.2pre10 on Fx 5.0 and below)

Version 1.2pre10 78.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre9:
Added: Recolor Stack/Split Stack commands
Improved: Active tab appearance in color stacks
Improved: Prevent tab stack popup when mouse pressed
Improved: Ctrl+n shortcuts to ignore collapsed tabs
Improved: Vertical tab bar appearance on Mac

Added: Highlight bookmarks with session history
Fixed: Multi-row tab bar cannot return to single row when there is pinned or faviconized tabs

Version 1.2pre9 77.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre8:
Added: Tab stack coloring [extensions.tabutils.colorStack]
Added: mouseHoverPopup/mouseHoverPopupDelay options to control tab stack popup
Modified: autoExpandStack option renamed to expandStackOnSelect
Improved: Drag multiple tabs/stacks to an existing window
Improved: Vertical tab bar appearance and customizing
Removed: Toolbaritem for Panorama groups

Version 1.2pre8 77.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre7:
Added: Auto-popup tab list when hovering on a collapsed stack
Added: Auto-stack tabs from merged windows
Added: Drag collapsed stacks to new window
Modified: autoGroup/autoExpandGroup options renamed to autoStack/autoExpandStack
Fixed: Multiple tab handling doesn't work on Linux (regression)

Version 1.2pre7 77.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre6:
Added: Tooltips for twisty and collapsed stacks
Added: Operations on twisty to apply to the whole stack
Added: Pref to expand the collapsed stack automatically or not [extensions.tabutils.autoExpandGroup]
Improved: Bypass the collapsed tabs when cycling through tabs in sequence
Improved: Collapsed stacks moving and multiple tabs handling

Added: A toolbar item for Panorama groups
Fixed: Incompatibility with Panorama group arranging [Fx9]
Fixed: App tab favicon notification incompatibility with Facebook
Fixed: App tabs are misplaced sometimes when exiting from multi-row mode

Version 1.2pre6 75.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre5:
Added: Ability to collapse Tabs toolbar
Improved: Collapsed stacks behave like tabs
Improved: Show the last visited tab for a collapsed stack
Improved: Dragging over a collapsed stack expands the stack after a delay
Improved: Some other improvements for tab stacking
Fixed: "Force all new tabs to open in background" option breaks Panorama group switching [Fx8+]

Version 1.2pre5 74.8 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre4:
Improved: Tab grouping feature
Added: Pinned but not iconified tabs

Version 1.2pre4 73.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre3:
Added: Experimental tab grouping feature [extensions.tabutils.autoGroup]

Version 1.2pre3 72.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre2:
Improved: Some minor improvements for vertical tabs option
Improved: Show phantom tabs option exposed in UI
Improved: Highlight unloaded tabs with a fixed style
Fixed: Ctrl/Alt/Shift-click on tab bar doesn't work when in maximized mode

Version 1.2pre2 72.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.2pre:
Added: Vertical tabs option
Improved: Ctrl+Tab to cycle through new tabs prior to recently visited tabs
Fixed: Retain focus location when switching tabs with Ctrl+Tab
Fixed: Auto-reload doesn't work on the first tab
Fixed: An incompatibility with Speed Dial when opening background tabs continuously

Version 1.2pre 71.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1:
Fixed: When dragging multiple tabs, all selected tabs are gathered at the dragged tab
Fixed: When all browser windows are closed, no new window can be opened from the bookmarks
Fixed: "Open All in Tabs" conflict with Tree Style Tab

Fixed: The Menu key (or Shift+F10) cannot open tab context menu
Fixed: The navigation keys cannot skip hidden menuitems in tab context menu

Fixed: Tab highlighting feature [Fx7+]
Fixed: Tab groups menu [Fx7+]
Improved: Ctrl+Up/Down (instead of Cmd+Up/Down) to switch to previous/next tab group [Mac]

Added: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H to hide/unhide all tabs
Added: Default option for mouse actions
Added: Drag multiple tabs to a new window

Version 1.1 96.3 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.0.8:
Added: Open specific bookmarks (tagged with "tab") in new tabs
Added: Exclude internal links from being opened in new tabs (Bookmarks/History/Address bar) [extensions.tabutils.openInternalInCurrent]
Improved: "Tabs on bottom (below content)" option
Improved: Auto-lock/auto-auto-reload/etc. when reusing blank tabs
Improved: Do prefix comparing for auto-lock option
Removed: Site-specific "open all links in new tabs" option (use auto-lock instead)

Added: Restart Tab/Restart All Tabs menuitems (Unload tabs with "browser.sessionstore.max_concurrent_tabs = 0")
Added: Restart tabs automatically after a specified period of inactivity [extensions.tabutils.restartAfter]
Added: Bookmark All Tabs with history (Save session) [extensions.tabutils.bookmarkAllWithHistory]
Added: Bookmark This Page with history [extensions.tabutils.bookmarkWithHistory]
Added: Custom mouse actions [extensions.tabutils.mouse.*]

Added: An explicit option to show phantom tabs for closed pinned tabs [extensions.tabutils.pinTab.showPhantom]
Added: Always center current tab [extensions.tabutils.centerCurrentTab]
Added: Tab width fits tab title [extensions.tabutils.tabFitTitle]
Added: Allow editing styles of unloaded/multi-selected tabs
Added: Allow editing outline color
Added: "about:config" link to "extensions.tabutils." preferences in TU Options

Fixed: The video restarts when a video tab is detached
Fixed: The tab bar scrolls (to make the active tab visible) when closing an inactive tab, which is not expected
Fixed: Middle-click set to Do Nothing doesn't work as expected
Fixed: Ctrl+W shortcut doesn't change state with tab pinned/unpinned

Removed: Compatibility with Firefox 3.5
Improved: Compatibility with Firefox 5.0 - 7.0
Improved: Compatibility with TabGroups Menu

Updated: es-ES locale (thanks to Carlos Mella)
Updated: ru locale (thanks to ynetbot)
Updated: zh-TW locale (thanks to kingsmile)
Updated: ja-JP locale (thanks to matsumoto)
Updated: pl locale (thanks to Leszek(teo)Życzkowski)
Updated: pt-BR locale (thanks to Edgard Dias Magalhaes)
Updated: de locale (thanks to erglo, o.roth (ReinekeFux) von BabelZilla.org)
Updated: it locale (thanks to Klezzon)
More locales are available at Tab Utilities Locales.

Version 1.1rc2 71.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1rc:
Fixed: Don't set a countdown for unloaded tabs when auto-restart(auto-unload) is enabled

Version 1.1rc 71.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1pre15:
Improved: External links account only http/https/ftp links
Improved: "Tabs on bottom (below content)" option

Fixed: The video restarts when a video tab is detached
Fixed: The tab bar scrolls (to make the active tab visible) when closing an inactive tab, which is not expected
Fixed: Middle-click set to Do Nothing doesn't work as expected
Fixed: Ctrl+W shortcut doesn't change state with tab pinned/unpinned

Improved: Compatibility with Firefox 7.0a1
Improved: Compatibility with TabGroups Menu

Version 1.1pre15 71.7 KB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Changes from version 1.1pre14:
Improved: Better behavior for autoRevert option
Improved: Exclude "about:blank" from being auto-faviconized
Improved: Compatibility with Firefox 6.0a1