- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Gemini62167, el hace 2 mesesHmmmm. I so wanted to like this add-on. On the surface it provided a very easy way to organize tabs while not having to specifically bookmark them. You could create separate categories for each group of tabs you had set aside. Such a nice feature.
However, the reason for the low rating is despite how useful it could be theoretically, it really was a CPU hog. I cannot count how many times I had to force quit out of Firefox because Tab Stash was so hungry, my whole computer would die to a crawl. And if that couldn't be done I would have to resort to restarting.
It took me a while to figure out what it was that was causing this. When I discovered that Tab Stash was behind it all I then shut it down and with that everything returned to normal. But I was pretty disappointed in this. As the add-on really made life easier when it worked.
I thought that when tabs were stashed aside, they not only became inactive but were automatically turned off or unloaded so as to free up memory as well as release itself from eating up CPU. But despite there being numerous ways to set Tab Stash to do just that, it really didn't seem to have any noticeable effect. I gave up after being held up one too many times and having no choice but to restart my machine. There are just days when I have no time to mess around with things that make themselves more of a problem then they solve, and it was one of those days, so I ditched it. And with that, my system went back to normal, I was able to scoot about on the net as before, and outside of losing all my stashed tabs (so I thought) I could carry on in my normal fashion.
Later, I discovered that Tab Stash is nothing more than a clever UI that deposits all those stashed tabs in its own bookmark folder it creates within the Mozilla Bookmarks Menu.
Having discovered that, I simply continued to use that bookmark folder opened in the side bar where Tab Stash once sat. A simple Ctl-D and I can stash my tabs in that same folder, and then do with them what I wish at a later time. Sure, it doesn't have all the pretty functions up front, but I needed Tab Stash to do the most basic of things, which actually was the primary purpose for such an add-on in the first place. Failing that, I found doing it the old fashioned way utilizing Firefox's side bar, sufficed AND without hogging up CPU or decimating the memory.
Sometimes simple is best.
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace 2 mesesSorry to hear you were having CPU trouble that may have been caused by Tab Stash. In general, Tab Stash is designed to handle extremely large stashes efficiently (I know of users who have tens of thousands of stashed tabs with no problems), so I'm quite surprised to hear it's not performing well for you.
I'd like to find out more, e.g. exactly what situations led to the high CPU usage, so that I can get to the bottom of whatever is going on. Please feel free to open an issue on GitHub to discuss further: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/new/choose
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Casyl, el hace 2 mesesFantastic but would love to be able to rename tabs. I use it for a website that every tab is named the same, in Microsoft Collections I can rename everything, but really want to come back to Firefox. I love having the side bar and being able to navigate groups in a simple compact way.
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace 2 mesesGood news—you can! Hover over the tab you want to rename, and click the icon that looks like a pencil. (Note the tab has to be in your stash; you can’t rename open tabs.)
Hope this helps!
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por buergi, el hace 4 mesesUsability wise quite complicated, this add-on mixes the concepts of tabs and bookmarks, which as such is an interesting idea, as most people use tabs as a kind of bookmark.
However, my greatest problems with the add-ons are
a) usability (I just don't understand when a tab is just hidden, when it is closed and re-opened from bookmark)
b) performance (unstashing re-opens tabs one by one which can easily take 20s for lots of tabs)
c) loss of history (actually the tab is not stashed, only the open URL)
The loss of history is my biggest problem which finally caused be to uninstall the add-on. A tab is often worthless without its history.
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace 4 mesesThanks for the feedback!
Regarding usability, you can tell if a tab is open or not based on its color—open tabs have blue text.
Regarding performance, restoring tabs one by one is actually a safety measure that was added to Tab Stash recently, as it's possible to lock up your entire computer if too many tabs are opened at once. But this is something I'm looking to fine-tune in the future.
Regarding saving of tab history, unfortunately this is not compatible with saving tabs as bookmarks (and thus syncing them between computers), since bookmarks can only contain a single URL. Tab Stash tries to work around this limitation by hiding (instead of closing) tabs by default, but this obviously doesn't preserve history when syncing between computers, nor if you close all your open windows.
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Usuario de Firefox 17589070, el hace 6 mesesSorry Josh, I really wanted to make this work, but just 'don't get it'. If you could offer a better User Guide I might be able to understand, but as it is 9.30.22 I can't get the hang of it.
I have a load of tabs open, and want to sort them into different groups of interest, but couldn't find any instructions that helped me get the overview.
I'm sure it's really good, but not without a decent User Guide, TY.
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace 5 mesesSorry to hear you had trouble figuring it out, but thanks anyway for giving it a try and for letting me know!
I do try to make Tab Stash usable even without a user guide, and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on where you got stuck. I'll keep your suggestion about a user guide in mind, and I'm always looking for ways to make it easier to use Tab Stash. I hope that after I've had some time to improve things, you'll give it another try!
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Jeffrey Baker, el hace 6 mesesI really like the app, however it is using up way to much memory, and this is on a high spec MBP that's less than a year old. As soon as I disable the extension, everything goes back to normal.
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace 6 mesesSorry to hear you are facing memory issues. Please feel free to open an issue on GitHub so I can troubleshoot with you further.
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por ximi, el hace 10 mesesPotentially a great extension, but I have the same problem with high cpu activity that others have reported. I don't know if this is a coincidence, but I only have this problem on Windows 10; on my Linux laptop I have no such issue...
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace 10 mesesSorry to hear you're having trouble with high CPU usage. There's one known issue which has a fix that will come out in the next release. More details here: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/240#issuecomment-1072004399
If the workaround described there doesn't help, please feel free to open a new issue on GitHub and I'd be happy to take a look.
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por buffy, el hace un añoThis addon does not have confirm dialog before stashing all your tabs, and doesn't restore the tab forward/backward history after unstashing, you have been warned.
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por 96jaco96, el hace un añoThe extension is great if you're just starting out and have nothing to import from one tab OR you have few tabs to import. But if you like me have 5000+ tabs from one tab the importing process not only is a pain because it has to open each tabs sequentially, but it doesn't even work.
It just stop importing while still opening and closing tabs while stashing nothing.
The extension is great, and the best part is that it syncs across devices BUT again: it's nice only if you're new and have nothing to import
Respuesta del desarrolladorpublicado el hace un añoHi, sorry to hear you were having trouble with importing. If you can collect some error logs and send in a bug report, I'd be happy to take a look. I've heard occasional reports of something similar happening to others, but so far haven't been able to track it down myself, so any additional info I can get would be really helpful.
Here's how to collect error logs:
And here's where to file a bug report:
Thanks, and I'm glad to hear you've been enjoying Tab Stash so far despite the trouble with imports.
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Usuario de Firefox 15246577, el hace 2 añosI can't see how to update the group; if I have several tabs, I save them to a group, then I load tabs from this group and let's say delete a few tabs, the deleted ones are still in this group, creating a new group every time I close the window would be time consuming when I have over a thousand cards process lasted a dozen minutes, I can also manually remove a given tab from the group each time I close it, but that would also be inconvenient, is there any solution?
EDIT: today i lost my session, i tried to restore a saved copy with this addon and it failed, firefox crashes because this addon refreshes every tab it restores and the program can't do it with many tabs, even with 100 tabs its too longHi, thanks for your comments and sorry to hear you're having trouble!
Regarding the deletion behavior: In general, Tab Stash is built with the expectation that any changes made to your groups should be explicitly done by you, not automatically. This helps to keep everything organized--my observation with other browsers and extensions has been that if groups are kept up to date automatically, it's really easy for tabs to get lost or irrelevant things to creep in. For example, if someone interrupts you to ask a question, and you open a new tab or re-purpose an existing tab to handle the interruption, that tab will show up in a group where it doesn't belong. Or worse, you will have lost something in your stash, just because you navigated away from the page you wanted to save.
There are also some technical limitations--Tab Stash stores everything as bookmarks, which are slow to update. If we were to keep your stashes in sync with every single change to your tabs, your browser would slow down considerably to handle all the bookmark updates.
So if what you are looking for is something closer to the "tab groups" features found in other browsers, I'm afraid Tab Stash won't be a good fit for you.
Finally, regarding restoring tabs: In order to re-open a tab which has been closed, Firefox itself must refresh/reload that tab from cache. This is entirely outside Tab Stash's control and is a necessary part of restoring the tab. You can avoid some (but not all) of this by telling Tab Stash never to unload hidden tabs (so the tab is still ready to go), but that comes at the expense of higher memory usage, and Firefox may still decide to unload the tab if memory usage gets too high.
That said, your point is well-taken that restoring a large number of tabs might slow down your browser, and we should probably show a warning to this effect. I'll keep this in mind for a future release!
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Cosmic_Annihilation, el hace 2 añosGreat idea but as other reviews have mentioned, there are a few annoying UI issues. I'd love to use this addon, the sidebar is way better than using OneTab. But as I was testing the addon, by importing 65 tabs from OneTab export file, it couldn't do it. The UI issues also made me loose a few tabs. I hope development continues and the addon improves. I'll keep it disabled but installed to keep an eye on future releases.Hi, thanks for your review, and I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with importing. You can check the support page for the most common problems here: https://josh-berry.github.io/tab-stash/support.html
Note that Tab Stash 2.7 (just released) fixes a conflict between import and Multi-Account Containers, so if you are using that extension, please try again--your problem may already be resolved.
If upgrading to 2.7 and/or the support page steps don't help, I'd love to understand what happened and see if I can resolve the problem. Please feel free to open an issue on GitHub (linked from the support page) so we can discuss further.
Finally, regarding losing tabs, undo delete/remembering deleted items is one of the most-requested features, and has been in the works for quite some time. Fortunately, I'm happy to report that it's now available in Tab Stash 2.7.
- Se valoró con 3 de 5por Usuario de Firefox 14075751, el hace 2 añosGreat idea, but UI really should do some rework. I managed to accidentally lose big chunk of tabs in the first minutes of using this extension, and there is no undo. It's so easy to stash/remove from stash - even groups of hundreds of tabs - and as you click, position of buttons change, opening to accidental click to delete whole group.
I would love an extension like this, but which took tabs more seriously, and made it harder to lose data. Also, I really missed option to export and import all stashed tabs.Hi, thanks for your review. Undo delete/remembering deleted items is one of the most-requested features, and has been in the works for quite some time. Fortunately, I'm happy to report that it's now available in Tab Stash 2.7.
Import and export has been available since Tab Stash 2.6--you can find it in the menu next to the search bar in the Tab Stash UI. A variety of formats are supported, including Markdown and OneTab.