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When is Firefox reinstating tab groups?

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Firefox discontinued tab groups, relegating support for tab groups to a plugin. But then Firefox Quantum was forcibly installed, breaking support for the plugin. Tab groups are an essential feature! When are you going to reinstate support or add a working plugin?

Firefox discontinued tab groups, relegating support for tab groups to a plugin. But then Firefox Quantum was forcibly installed, breaking support for the plugin. Tab groups are an essential feature! When are you going to reinstate support or add a working plugin?

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Devs are still working on the TabHiding API so the full functionality will be back the next year.

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Pkshadow
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https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/ search in here with that name, somethings come up. ahhh, something new : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-removal Seems that it fits the criteria.

You should try to get Firefox to Update to 57.0.1 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/ search in here with that name, somethings come up. ahhh, something new : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-removal Seems that it fits the criteria. You should try to get Firefox to Update to 57.0.1 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
TyDraniu
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Devs are still working on the TabHiding API so the full functionality will be back the next year.

Devs are still working on the [https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebExtensions/TabHiding TabHiding API] so the full functionality will be back the next year.

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Pkshadow said

https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/ search in here with that name, somethings come up. ahhh, something new : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-removal Seems that it fits the criteria.

No, this is out of date. It points at this plugin, which no longer works: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-groups-panorama/

''Pkshadow [[#answer-1045908|said]]'' <blockquote> https://mozilla.github.io/extension-finder/ search in here with that name, somethings come up. ahhh, something new : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-removal Seems that it fits the criteria. </blockquote> No, this is out of date. It points at this plugin, which no longer works: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-groups-panorama/
timearl 0 solutions 7 answers

TyDraniu said

Devs are still working on the TabHiding API so the full functionality will be back the next year.

Any news on this, please?

''TyDraniu [[#answer-1045912|said]]'' <blockquote> Devs are still working on the [https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebExtensions/TabHiding TabHiding API] so the full functionality will be back the next year. </blockquote> Any news on this, please?
TyDraniu
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TabHiding API is done and there's plenty of extensions doing Tab Groups. For instance: * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/basic-panorama/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/simple-tab-groups/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/conex/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/power-tabs/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/panorama-view/
timearl 0 solutions 7 answers

Thanks for quick reply.

I've just discovered that Simple Tab Groups now has fast group switching (don't reload all tabs), which solves it's main fault.

I'll check the others as well.

Is TabHiding API something only devs would use to develop new features, or can I use it directly as a (non-dev) user?

Thanks for quick reply. I've just discovered that Simple Tab Groups now has fast group switching (don't reload all tabs), which solves it's main fault. I'll check the others as well. Is TabHiding API something only devs would use to develop new features, or can I use it directly as a (non-dev) user?
TyDraniu
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timearl said

Is TabHiding API something only devs would use to develop new features, or can I use it directly as a (non-dev) user?

WebExtension APIs are interfaces that addon devs may use. It's only for addons.

''timearl [[#answer-1110448|said]]'' <blockquote> Is TabHiding API something only devs would use to develop new features, or can I use it directly as a (non-dev) user? </blockquote> WebExtension APIs are interfaces that addon devs may use. It's only for addons.