- by Thomas Leon Highbaugh, mí ó shinRated 5 out of 5I have used this extensions in the past, it was the same then as now, but have tried two different options as alternatives as I wanted to see if something better existed, taking 3 months to come back to this extension.
My issue prompting the 3 month sabbatical was that the stashed tabs, which I want to manage and keep more groomed and under control, quickly grow way out of my capacity to manage. Yet neither alternative I tried was able to reliably save tabs (which in code is easy enough to implement storage as plain text list of tabs I would think) and Tab Stash not only can reliably keep the list of tabs between reboots, but it even can restore lists between installs or on different machines reliably.
So yes, the tab list is harder to manage than I would prefer, click the tab and its gonna reopen and the buttons are fickle to get to press (dev could increase there size and create a transparent outline in the css that is 3px or greater to alleviate this). My other minor gripes is I hate when the sidebar opens itself for any reason, I use a modified firefox which I have bolted userChrome.js loaders into the system-wide application directory that load custom toolbars on all four sides of my screen and don't use the native sidebar for any purpose ever, preferring extensions placed on the vertical toolbar opposite of my custom rolled vertical tab solution, which is all pushed to the side by the native sidebar, which amounts to 2 seconds of additional work until I determine how to disable the native sidebar with either CSS or JS and is hardly an actual issue for me just annoying. The other minor gripe is am a fan of monochromatic (mostly) window styling and am unaware of the class/id names to modify the color of the fickle little buttons, which are not the most horrid colors, but still if the sidebar must be out sometimes, I would prefer the buttons be just the icon or gray. But that's me, not everyone cares and most probably like the colors so I don't fault anyone for any of that and will not remove any stars over any of it.
This extension only seems to save tabs to a list and then backups it up with the sync service provided by firefox, so reviews talking about it eating RAM make little sense and even a crude tab suspender will effectively provide a mitigation against such (at least on Linux which does not itself have much hardware overhead wasted on telemetry like a certain popular OS does, which I can't speak for as I haven't used anything but linux in 6 years). Additionally CPU usage makes no sense considering the extension only does anything at all at the point the user stashes their tabs, which itself should not cause any issue on modern hardware on any platform, but maybe there is some specific issue that the Redmond special causes there I would be happily unaware of on my customized distro where the system does nothing I do not tell it to do.
If the popup menu or sidebar doesn't appear as someone has seemed to indicate, then the issue is probably with the about:config setting or some other unrelated configuration that is easily restored to default in about:config and definitely not a problem with this configuration which seems to do a relatively simple task well and its up to me to stay on top of it but its the only reliable tab manager I have used on modern firefox, works even with my specific setup and stays out of my way, aka does require messing with container naming while handling multiple windows beautifully and has no performance impact (on Linux at least) that I have ever noticed making it a default I will keep coming back to.
Great work developer!
Developer responseposted 21 lá ó shinThanks for the review and the feedback! I will keep in mind your point about the buttons being too small and the preference for less color.
The sidebar can be controlled (to a certain extent) in Tab Stash's preferences. However there are some situations (e.g. on an extension update) where Firefox will just decide to open the sidebar and the add-on has no control over this.
Hope this helps, and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it!
- by ximi, 2 míonna ó shinRated 3 out of 5Potentially 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...
Developer responseposted mí ó shinSorry 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.
- by QuantumLuck, 2 míonna ó shinRated 5 out of 5Awesome app and well-formatted results! Easy to customize, too. Group like tabs together, move them around, rename the grouped tabs. This app is just incredible. Much better than interfacing with the old-school bookmarks! 10 out of 10 from me!!
- by Mec, 2 míonna ó shinRated 5 out of 5Absolutely love the application!
[SOLVED!] However, I've had to disable it since it's causing the CPU to throttle pretty heavily, my i7700k jumps from 3-5% usage at idle to 60-80% of usage when I enable it. Did some troubleshooting and it is definitely this add-on that causes this behaviour. Maybe a recent update caused this? 6/5 recommend, since of course this could just be due to my specific harware configuration.
(wierdly enough, the issue seems to disappear and reappear randomly, but is always fixed by either removing or disabling the extention)
EDIT: Hi Josh, I haven't been able to replicate the issue since the day I wrote the review, perhaps computer restart(which, to be fair, I should have done perhaps earlier) resolved it. If it resurfaces, I'll make a proper bug report! Thanks for the response, I have modified my rating but left the inital formulation of the problem mostly intact so that if other people have this issue, they'll know it could occur and what to do.
Thanks again Josh, all the best!Hi, thanks for the review and sorry to hear you're having trouble with performance. There was an issue in older versions of Tab Stash that could cause high background CPU usage, but I'm surprised to hear that it's happening in recent updates as well and that it's recurring even after reinstalling Tab Stash. Would you mind opening a bug on GitHub so I can troubleshoot with you further?
- by Duds, 2 míonna ó shinRated 5 out of 5Just incredible... Been searching for an extension to group my tabs for a while. A solution not reliant on restoring tabs during startup puts my mind at ease. Thanks for this!
- by Bogart, 2 míonna ó shinRated 5 out of 5Great extension for temporary storage of websites, but the feature that opens the next stashed tab when I close the last open tab is very annoying, I use Ctrl+W to close my browser and this makes it so that doesn't work. I don't know if this is intended, but if it is, there needs to be an option to turn it off as it has led to some uncomfortable moments when someone is looking at my screen. If this was changed, I would raise my rating to 5/5, but it is extremely annoying.Hi, I'm afraid this is actually Firefox's built-in behavior and is completely outside of Tab Stash's control. To work around it, you can turn on "Close the tab immediately" in Tab Stash's options, so that Tab Stash does not use Firefox's "hidden tabs" feature.
Hope this helps, and sorry for the inconvenience!
- by Firefox user 14416345, 2 míonna ó shinRated 5 out of 5Wow, this is a really amazing add on. It is like a combination of One Tab and Safari's Tab Group feature but surprisingly better than both in most ways. It let's you make tab stash groups, name them, you can select tabs from each stash and add them to their own group or reopen the selected ones in a new group, and it adds the tab groups to a bookmarks folder.
Only things I'd love to see is the ability to pin a tab group since it's always pushing down groups as I stash. The bookmarks folder also can get pretty long, but it's nice that it can remember old links for so long. For a person constantly opening 30 tabs at once, the feature is a must-have for Firefox and replaced several add-ons I had previously.
- by jgatto, 3 míonna ó shinRated 5 out of 5I think I've tried most, if not all FF tab management, this one handles so well. Exporting, rather than 'sync', could always stand be easier, in all of them! A little dream is to have this in Chrome based, too, for consistency.