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Create a group of related tabs

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I have open half a dozen or so tabs related to one subject. I would like to put them all into one "super tab", such that only the super tab shows as an open tab. Then, by clicking on that tab, it would show the tabs within it, any one or more of which could be selected. Is this possible, and if so how is it done? Perhaps there's an add-on or extension that would do this.

I have already created a multi-tab bookmark that sorta, maybe accomplishes the same thing. But it's not as convenient as what I envision as described above.

Thanks for any advice or words of wisdom.

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I usually keep groups of related tabs in separate windows. If you don't like that additional clutter and overhead, I think you will need an extension.

Maybe something like one of these? I haven't tried them myself:

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I usually keep groups of related tabs in separate windows. If you don't like that additional clutter and overhead, I think you will need an extension.

Maybe something like one of these? I haven't tried them myself:

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Thanks jscher I decided to try the OneTab addon. So far it seems to do what I want; but it will take some daily working experience to see just how suitable it is. So I'll call the problem solved. I copied and saved the link to the other addon in case this one doesn't work out.

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STAY AWAY FROM Onetab and Simple Tab Groups! I tried OneTab hoping it would work out. When I opened it again all my saved tabs (100's) were all gone! In addition, I couldn't recover them using a recovery software!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I just checked out Simple Tab Groups reviews (real reviews are the 1 and 2 star reviews) and they all said the same thing. All tabs were lost after using this add-on. The developers tried to blame everyone else concerning the problem except themselves!

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Hi CMSLY, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Do you recall whether your Firefox underwent an unusual event before you lost your data, such as a system crash or a Refresh? The databases that extensions use to store data are subject to corruption, just like Firefox settings files. The most secure storage is bookmark storage because Firefox makes automatic bookmark backups and bookmarks can be shared with another Firefox installation through Firefox Sync.

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I agree, avoid Simple Tab Groups (and any other extension that takes away functional control from the core Firefox browser)!

Firefox did have native support for Tab Groups years ago. It worked perfectly in my experience, but the feature was later removed, unfortunately.

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I had the same issue with wanting to group tabs and missing the native Tab Groups feature.

After perusing AMO for alternatives to the extensions previously mention I came across this one called Tile Tab Groups

Having read the reviews which all seem to be very positive, I have tried it myself and can recommend trying it.

.. plus it is open-source and on github which is always good!

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Gregory Schroeder said

I agree, avoid Simple Tab Groups (and any other extension that takes away functional control from the core Firefox browser)! Firefox did have native support for Tab Groups years ago. It worked perfectly in my experience, but the feature was later removed, unfortunately.

This is what's keeping me from using firefox as my default.

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CMSLY said

STAY AWAY FROM Onetab and Simple Tab Groups! I tried OneTab hoping it would work out. When I opened it again all my saved tabs (100's) were all gone! In addition, I couldn't recover them using a recovery software! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I just checked out Simple Tab Groups reviews (real reviews are the 1 and 2 star reviews) and they all said the same thing. All tabs were lost after using this add-on. The developers tried to blame everyone else concerning the problem except themselves!


The Add-ons losing data is not exclusively the add-ons fault. Please read and guide me to create a new support thread about this. This is my first doing anything here. I can't specifically say from which version, but I detected it from version 78 to latest 81.0.2. Before that, I had the same add-ons for a long time. Then I needed a new feature. I downloaded two add-ons. Tab session manager, Tabby. Both worked fine. I shut down my pc at night. Woke up in the morning, the add-ons were not working anymore. It was like, the add-ons manager showed them, they had a place reserved in the top bar, but the icons didn't show. I clicked on the reserved space, a white box appeared where it used to show the add-ons operating area. But there was nothing in it. The saved tab data were gone too. Disabling and enabling the add-on brought it back to a usable state, but the data was gone. I know these add-ons work because they does in Chrome. Also, there are more add-ons I tried during this period that showed the same behavior. What I can think of is happening here is the add-ons are crashing. And since a lot of them are, it must be something with Firefox.

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