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How to search for a tab across all containers?

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Expected behaviour: When I start typing into the URL bar (awesomebar) Firefox suggests possibilities including already open tabs, giving me the "switch to tab" option. I can even restrict the suggestions to tabs only by starting the typing with "% ".

Observed behaviour: As above except Firefox suggests tabs only if they are in the same container as the current tab. (The default container does not seem to be special in this respect.)

I would like a way to find a tab by typing in part of its URL or title, without having to know which container it is in. Is there any way to achieve this at present? If not, please treat it as a feature-request (or even a bug-report... is the existing suggestions/search feature intended to work across containers or not?)

Expected behaviour: When I start typing into the URL bar (awesomebar) Firefox suggests possibilities including already open tabs, giving me the "switch to tab" option. I can even restrict the suggestions to tabs only by starting the typing with "% ". Observed behaviour: As above except Firefox suggests tabs only if they are in the same container as the current tab. (The default container does not seem to be special in this respect.) I would like a way to find a tab by typing in part of its URL or title, without having to know which container it is in. Is there any way to achieve this at present? If not, please treat it as a feature-request (or even a bug-report... is the existing suggestions/search feature intended to work across containers or not?)

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 30.0 r0
  • Temporary Containers
  • Tree Style Tab
  • Auto Tab Discard

...and some others that don't deal with tabs or the awesomebar.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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Question owner

Experimenting some more, the problem seems more subtle, inconsistent and confusing. If I type "% " in the URL bar in a tab in container 1, then switch to a tab in container 2 and do the same, then I see only the tabs in container 1.

So in a given tab's URL bar, sometimes I am shown only the tabs in its own container, and sometimes only the tabs in another container. (Never all the tabs.)

Definitely a bug.

This is in a fresh profile where I have only installed the "Multi-Account Containers" plugin (with Firefox 60.0.2 on Ubuntu.)

Experimenting some more, the problem seems more subtle, inconsistent and confusing. If I type "% " in the URL bar in a tab in container 1, then switch to a tab in container 2 and do the same, then I see only the tabs in container 1. So in a given tab's URL bar, sometimes I am shown only the tabs in its own container, and sometimes only the tabs in another container. (Never all the tabs.) Definitely a bug. This is in a fresh profile where I have only installed the "Multi-Account Containers" plugin (with Firefox 60.0.2 on Ubuntu.)

Modified by looking-for-tabs-in-containers