- Rated 4 out of 5by Umbrus, 3 míonna ó shinThis looks to be a really good replacement for some other tab management addons/extensions I've used, but it has one major issue: It can only read tabs from the current window. This is an issue for me, as I often have 4-5 browser windows open, each with 10+ tabs. That said, this extension does not appear to focused on tab management as much as it solely focused on *saving* tabs, and for that it functions incredibly well.
Developer responseposted 3 míonna ó shinThanks for the review and the feedback! You're absolutely right that Tab Stash is a little different from other tab managers in that it's more focused on clearing away tabs and getting them into a place where they can be organized.
That said, there's an open feature request for showing tabs from all windows, and it's something I do want to implement eventually. If you're on GitHub, you can subscribe to it to be notified of new developments: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/314
- Rated 4 out of 5by Talwick, 7 míonna ó shinI really like this extension. The ability to - at a key combination - quickly stash what I'm working on for later, grouped by each event/date, is really clever! I like how it works through the bookmarks rather than trying to be a whole new system.
Sadly Firefox occasionally freezes while it is active (even though I am not doing anything with it) to such a degree that even Windows Explorer can freeze or restart (task manager can't open) and this is on a reasonably powerful gaming laptop.
I'll keep an eye out for the update and try it out again then. Hope the issue will be resolved.
Developer responseposted 6 míonna ó shinThanks for the review and sorry to hear about the freezing—it's highly unusual/unlikely that Tab Stash would cause your whole computer to freeze periodically, but I'd be happy to troubleshoot with you further.
Please feel free to open an issue on GitHub if you'd like me to look into it! The more detail you can share about your setup, when the freezes happen, how long they last, etc. the better.
- Rated 4 out of 5by kqdssheng, 10 míonna ó shin使用上体验很好，完全碾压onetab，但就是占用CPU太高，启用它之后火狐进程占用CPU从不到2%猛飚20%，电脑没一会功夫风扇就呼呼的吹个不停。
- Rated 4 out of 5by Andreas, bliain ó shinHi, love this extension. but im currently experiencing alot of ram usage to the point where firefox is useless... i have a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and 16gb 3000MHz ram.
Developer responseposted bliain ó shinHi, if you suspect Tab Stash is causing high RAM usage, please feel free to open an issue on GitHub and I'd be happy to help you troubleshoot.
Note that by default, Tab Stash will unload older stashed tabs to prevent memory use from growing too high, and the defaults are calibrated even for lower-spec computers with less memory than yours. So absent a bug, you should not have to worry about memory usage with Tab Stash.
- Rated 4 out of 5by goldb, bliain ó shinneed an option of "maximum no of last stashed session to keep in record" so that it will only retain last few sessions in record or else it will keep adding bookmarks for unlimited times.
- Rated 4 out of 5by spamz, 2 bliain ó shini see total groups and total tabs, but wish there was a way to know how many tabs are in each group.... hmmmm
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 16081404, 2 bliain ó shinGreat addon to manage bookmarks, however i would really enjoy more customization, like more levels for the bookmarks > folders within folders, looking for a group name.Hi, thanks for your review! Both of these feature requests are tracked on GitHub here:
Nested folders: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/14
Searching on group name: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/118
You can vote and/or subscribe to these issues to be notified of any future developments. Thanks again!
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 15240182, 2 bliain ó shinI want to give 5 stars but i docked one ONLY because of slight irritation with how Tab Stash comes 'out of the box' once installed. I admit, to be fair, I did not read any of the help information (which is fantastic that the creator even included it in this day and age for tech) but I have been trying to see how intuitive the plugin is without guidance (the hallmark of good code/design IMO). I think that the code runs beautifully and do not anticipate any 'hiccups' occurring with the functionality of how the code works from as far as my novice understanding of webdev can comprehend. The issue lays for me with the design/placement of certain buttons. I have accidentally deleted new groups/directories because -- upon dragging the tab menu out to make bigger -- when clicking the arrow (right) for the drop down menu button. the padding (I think) is off or at least, made dissimilar from the previous point the button was located on the layout, prior, to expanding the view of the menu, thus, I make multiple clicks (i assume this may affect users with a trackball mouse more because the mouse pointer is more liable to make unwanted small/subtle movements related to the movement of the person's thumb) which are off point, then, accidently hit the scroll wheel, and bam! Kicked my frustration up a notch. becasue groups with only a single item have the red 'x' located below the groups 'open/close' arrow button; therefore, if you click to fast and uncarefully, in an expanded menu view, the the mouse is likely to hover unknowingly over the link below, right on the 'close' button and thus deletes the entire group -- the other problem, this could be mitigated by having an optional* popup menu for this "are you sure you want to delete this group?" or maybe instead of an arrow, make the entire group label, in list view, always closed until opened, by clicking the label, which is more button 'real-estate' requiring less strain on my eyes to find the small buttons which are kind of lost in the thin default font which stacks all of the links open very fast into a mess for my eyes to sort out and then find the button.
I think a large tab menu label serving as a button itself which upon clicking, expands into the shit you want to see.
but the lines throw me off too -- i understand the line is meant to be seen as an indication of separation and a heading but i expect the line to also dropdown to the bottom of the list, below the content of links. Which I guess isn't a bg problem when the list grows large but when you onlu have a one or a few items, the line distracts me momentarily, post animation.
but overall I anticipate having a lot of use out of this web tool!
thank you for your effort
-SMGHi, thank you for the thoughtful review! I definitely understand deleting something by mistake is frustrating. When deleting something, you should see a blue notification bubble appear at the top for a short time; clicking it will undo the deletion (or if you've done multiple deletions recently, it will take you to the deleted-items page).
I went with this approach instead of the confirmation like you suggested, because interrupting the user to ask for confirmation on every delete can be pretty obtrusive—95% of the time, the answer is "yes, I meant to do that". "Undo" gives you an easy way to fix any mistakes while still (mostly) staying out of your way.
I'll keep your other UI feedback (e.g. about the separator line and stacking up too many items) in mind for future releases. Thanks again!
- Rated 4 out of 5by harl windwolf, 2 bliain ó shinI was hoping for this to work and act (even) more like an alternative to tab groups / panorama view, except with bookmarks instead of actual tabs (mainly to avoid having to care about memory and cpu usage). Kind of like OneTab, but with a more intuitive interface.
That's not quite where Tab Stash is yet (from my position). It needs more options to customize the stashes/directories or how they're represented on the list/tab. And more transparency/feedback as to where the most recently stashed tabs go and how they can be handled from there (safely). Also, more keyboard shortcuts.
It doesn't work too well with Tree Style Tab (yet), which doesn't reuse the native tabs, so it's only affected by Tab Stash to a certain degree (including unloaded/hidden ones that reappear on TST). As it is now, Tab Stash can't be a replacement for TST for me, because I don't like the native tabs anyway and Tab Stash doesn't act as a full-fledged replacement for them (unlike TST).
Also, in combination with that, I find it hard to get accustomed to the thought and remind me that I have to look at Tab Stash's tab to see my *other* tabs instead of having them all in one place all the time. (Meaning, it would be nice to have a full-fledged combined display of active and stashed tabs without having to fall back to the native tabs, assuming that separate add-ons like Tab Stash and TST aren't going to be fully compatible.)
Compared to mass operations on actual bookmarks (even hundreds of them), Tab Stash feels kind of "bumpy" handling around 150 (mostly unloaded) tabs.Hi, thank you for the thoughtful review!
You're right that Tab Stash doesn't--and isn't intended to--act as a replacement for the native tab bar. However, I've heard from other folks who are also interested in this, and it's something I'm looking at for future releases. If you have any more specific ideas on what this could look like, I'd love to hear more and discuss further; please feel free to add your thoughts on GitHub: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues
I'd also love to hear more about what feels "bumpy" (again, feel free to open a GitHub issue). One thing I can say is that the bookmark APIs which Firefox provides to extensions like Tab Stash are significantly slower than the native browser UI. But I can't be sure if that's the problem you're hitting without knowing what specifically you're seeing.
But again, thanks for taking the time to write up your experience with Tab Stash, and I'll certainly keep your thoughts in mind for future releases!
- Rated 4 out of 5by Xiazee, 2 bliain ó shinThis is a great addon for those times you would be keeping windows open because you want to get back to them later but then end up not remembering which window that was. (Also great for not running out of system memory)
Unfortunately the UI performance is not always too great, lagging when trying to reorder stash groups.
At times it would also be nice to be able to group the groups by topic/task, rather than having one long list of all groups.Hi, thanks for your review!
Sorry to hear you were noticing some lag with stash groups. Drag-and-drop of groups should normally be very fast, so if you'd like me to look into this further, please feel free to open an issue on GitHub. Let me know how many groups/tabs you have, your system specs, and anything else you think might be relevant.
Thanks also for your feature request, you can keep an eye out for updates here: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/14
- Rated 4 out of 5by crossborn, 3 bliain ó shinI love the way my stashed tabs are presented. I'd give Tab Stash 5 stars if I could find an option to stash on demand instead of having every random combination of tabs I open stashed.
Developer responseposted 3 bliain ó shinHi, I'm not sure what you mean by "stash on demand", but you can choose which of your open tabs to stash by Shift+Clicking or Ctrl+Clicking to select tabs in your Firefox tab bar (or Cmd+Click instead of Ctrl on the Mac), and then clicking the "Stash tabs" button in the toolbar. Or if you only want to stash the current tab, click the "Stash this tab" button in your address bar (instead of the toolbar).
Hope this answers your question, and if not, feel free to open an issue on GitHub: https://github.com/josh-berry/tab-stash/issues/new/choose . Thanks for your review!
- Rated 4 out of 5by Amy, 4 bliain ó shinAlmost ideal. But plz,
- make all groups collapsed when opening a Stash. They are all opened even when I collapsed them the last time.
- make a possibility to move/copy tabs from one group to another at once.
Developer responseposted 4 bliain ó shinThanks for the feedback! Remembering whether a group is collapsed or visible is one of the most-requested features, and I'm happy to report that Tab Stash 2.4 (just released) will now remember this.
Regarding moving/copying multiple tabs, this is also something I would like to do and will definitely keep it in mind for a future release.