How do I move a group of tabs before closing a window?
I recently lost all my custom settings on Firefox after an aggressive tech support person "cleaned" my browser settings. When this happened, I lost the ability to move my open tabs to a new group before closing the window they were in.
Previously, when I had multiple windows open, and I initiated an "Exit" or "Close" command on one of the open windows, 2 things happened:
(1) First I received a warning message asking me if I wanted to close the window
(2) Then I received a second warning message asking me if I wanted to move my tabs before closing the window.
Now, I only receive the 1st message, and I am no longer offered the option of moving my tabs to a new window before closing the current window.
I've tested this both with and without the Tabs Group Manager which I was using prior to the time my browser was "cleaned", and I still have not found a way to restore this missing feature.
Unfortunately, I don't know if this feature/option is:
-- provided as a default in Firefox
-- a customizable feature in Firefox, or
-- a feature in a Firefox add-on.
Can anyone tell me where/how to restore this option to move a group of tabs before closing a window?
Re: How do I move a group of tabs before closing a window?
Thank you, guigs2, for your feedback, and my apologies for the confusion. After rereading my question, I realize I made a couple of typos in my original help request which cannot now be corrected. Specifically, the 2nd sentence in the first paragraph should have read:
"I lost the ability to move GROUPS of open tabs to a new WINDOW before closing the window they were in."
This means that, as far as I can tell, neither of your plugin recommendations applies:
-- Apparently, Tab Mix Plus only applies to manipulating tabs WITHIN the existing window and, unless I am missing something, I did not see any reference to the option I'm looking for -- specifically, an automatic prompt offering to move groups of tabs to a new window before closing the existing window.
-- Unfortunately, the other plugin you mentioned (Tag Cloud) appears to be non-functional in the current version of Firefox, based on the most recent user reviews.
In light of this, I will consider the possibility of resubmitting my question with the typos corrected -- and, in the meantime, if there is any additional feedback that you (or anyone else) can offer, I would be most grateful!