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There was an add on called Tab utilities, that is no longer, is there another add on similar to this add on, or has someone taken it over and updated it?

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At one time, there was a great add on called Tab Utilities. This add on not only put tabs not in use into hibernation, but when you closed a tab it went into a recent tab list. Now Firefox browser does the same, but when the browser is closed the list is deleted, but with Tab Utilities the list remained. If there was tabs you wanted to delete you could click on it with your mouse's right button. If you wanted to pull up a tab you hit the tab with your mouse's left button and the tab would once more be on the tab work bar in the same place it was once before. In this "recently closed" list you could edit the amount of tabs you desired in the list and the tabs were in hibernation, as such using very little energy and little interference with speed besides freeing up your work tab bar. The author of the add on eventually quit and the add on became incompatible after Firefox version 44 and is disabled on installing the newer versions. So many of us are having an older version of Firefox. Some of us would like to get the newer version of Firefox. Currently, the only options we have in locating a newer add on similar to Tab Utilities is by installing a newer version of Firefox, and losing all we had, and install new add ons hopefully finding what we desire. So, we (it is not just me, but a large group of people I am in contact with) are searching for some new add on that is similar to Tab Utilities so we can move on to the newer Firefox versions. Is there such an add on, and if so what is it's name and how does one find it?

At one time, there was a great add on called Tab Utilities. This add on not only put tabs not in use into hibernation, but when you closed a tab it went into a recent tab list. Now Firefox browser does the same, but when the browser is closed the list is deleted, but with Tab Utilities the list remained. If there was tabs you wanted to delete you could click on it with your mouse's right button. If you wanted to pull up a tab you hit the tab with your mouse's left button and the tab would once more be on the tab work bar in the same place it was once before. In this "recently closed" list you could edit the amount of tabs you desired in the list and the tabs were in hibernation, as such using very little energy and little interference with speed besides freeing up your work tab bar. The author of the add on eventually quit and the add on became incompatible after Firefox version 44 and is disabled on installing the newer versions. So many of us are having an older version of Firefox. Some of us would like to get the newer version of Firefox. Currently, the only options we have in locating a newer add on similar to Tab Utilities is by installing a newer version of Firefox, and losing all we had, and install new add ons hopefully finding what we desire. So, we (it is not just me, but a large group of people I am in contact with) are searching for some new add on that is similar to Tab Utilities so we can move on to the newer Firefox versions. Is there such an add on, and if so what is it's name and how does one find it?

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At one time, there was a great add on called Tab Utilities. This add on not only put tabs not in use into hibernation, but when you closed a tab it went into a recent tab list. Now Firefox browser does the same, but when the browser is closed the list is deleted, but with Tab Utilities the list remained.

Unless you have Firefox set to delete history when you close it, the session history is carried over to your next session. That includes open windows and tabs, up to 3 closed windows, and up to 25 closed tabs per window (in older versions, it was up to 10 closed tabs per window).

Nowadays, there are numerous tab-related extensions to choose from. These include session management utilities which store their owns lists as an alternative to or back up for Firefox's normal Session Restore feature. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out:

Use database storage:

Use bookmark storage:

(Bookmark storage is more robust in that Firefox backs it up regularly. However, having the extra data show up when you are searching your bookmarks may be annoying.)

There also are extensions which hide or empty less active tabs to save memory or perhaps for other reasons. I haven't tried any of those.

When I search for tabs, I see the Add-ons team has manually reviewed and bestowed the Recommended badge on the following:

So you or your posse should be able to find a solution and, if features are missing, feel free to suggest to the add-on authors to add them.

''Amseeking [[#question-1280088|said]]'' <blockquote> At one time, there was a great add on called Tab Utilities. This add on not only put tabs not in use into hibernation, but when you closed a tab it went into a recent tab list. Now Firefox browser does the same, but '''when the browser is closed the list is deleted''', but with Tab Utilities the list remained.</blockquote> Unless you have Firefox set to delete history when you close it, the session history is carried over to your next session. That includes open windows and tabs, up to 3 closed windows, and up to 25 closed tabs per window (in older versions, it was up to 10 closed tabs per window). Nowadays, there are numerous tab-related extensions to choose from. These include session management utilities which store their owns lists as an alternative to or back up for Firefox's normal Session Restore feature. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out: ''Use database storage:'' * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-boss/ ''Use bookmark storage:'' * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-sync/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/my-sessions/ (Bookmark storage is more robust in that Firefox backs it up regularly. However, having the extra data show up when you are searching your bookmarks may be annoying.) There also are extensions which hide or empty less active tabs to save memory or perhaps for other reasons. I haven't tried any of those. When I search for tabs, I see the Add-ons team has manually reviewed and bestowed the Recommended badge on the following: * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/onetab/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tabby-window-tab-manager/ So you or your posse should be able to find a solution and, if features are missing, feel free to suggest to the add-on authors to add them.
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jscher2000, Thank you. I will try them and see if one is the desired item. By the way, with Tab Utilities in the recently closed list, which could be found and opened by a button by the locator bar, or to find Tab Utilities you could go to the icon on the menu, or tools, or tools, options, tabs. In this, one could find undo close tabs max restorable tabs where one could choose the amount of tabs you are going to store in the list it could be over a thousand with you desired it. Again, thank you.

jscher2000, Thank you. I will try them and see if one is the desired item. By the way, with Tab Utilities in the recently closed list, which could be found and opened by a button by the locator bar, or to find Tab Utilities you could go to the icon on the menu, or tools, or tools, options, tabs. In this, one could find undo close tabs max restorable tabs where one could choose the amount of tabs you are going to store in the list it could be over a thousand with you desired it. Again, thank you.
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