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How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Can tab groups be saved so that when I launch Firefox next time all previous tabs will be there ?

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

See the 'when Firefox starts' section of Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Open Firefox Preferences General Tab and When Firefox starts: Select "Show my windows and tabs from last time"

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Like the OP, I have the same problem and find the proposed solution lacking. With what's been described, tabbed groups is just a way to organize open tabs among open windows. If I close the Firefox window associated with the group, the group is lost. I need a way to save the group such that I can close the window (though, not necessarily closing Firefox) and have easy access to that group in the future. Add this, and I'll probably be switching back to FF from Chrome.

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Firefox just crashed on me and I lost the 4 tab groups that I'd currently been using. Being a Web developer, having the ability to create and save groups in Panorama would be a god-send. I routinely have tabs with in-development sites open, ones with references and resources, another with MySQLAdmin and other interfaces, etc. Having the multiple groups set-up and easily retrievable would be a definite advantage, especially in the case of a browser or system crash.

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Did you guys try saving the group? I added the tab groups button to my toolbar and then when you click on and see you group (s), on the top left there is a little pencil; write in a name to save it. At least that's how I set mine up and so far seems to be working! Another thing that may be related is how you've set up for startup; I have mine set to show my windows and tabs from last time...

I'm sure you've thought of this but just thought I'd share. Good luck!

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

App tabs and Tab Groups (Panorama) are stored as part of the session data in the file sessionstore.js in the Firefox Profile Folder

Make sure that you do not use Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox to clear the "Browsing History" if Firefox is closed.

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Identical to others, I do not want to reload all tab groups on restart; however, I strongly desire the ability to save tab groups (beyond just naming & resuming from previous session). My use case is simple. I reboot, switching from Ubuntu to Windows and back multiple times per day on my laptop. I work on multiple projects and would like to associate tab groups with each one. Then I would like to click a button/link, (perhaps in the Ctrl-Shift-E -- Tab Group View) to restore a specific tab group for a project without having to load the 28 other pages which are relevant to other projects... Essentially, I want to bookmark a tabgroup. I would be willing to contribute coding time to this feature, but am unsure as to where to start.

New User

Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

Firefox can save a tab group for later opening!

  1. Go to Bookmarks
  2. Click "Bookmark All Tabs"
  3. Press the downward point triangle to navigate to a folder location
  4. Give it a nifty name

Later....

  1. Start a new Firefox session
  2. Navigate the Bookmarks menu to the folder you created
  3. Click on "Open All in Tabs"

The only shortcoming is that the resulting set of tabs is not named when navigating your open tab groups ( ). It would be cool if the group took the name of the Bookmarks folder created for them. This arrangement would have 100% of the functionality with the only caveat that one must think in terms of "bookmarks".

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Re: How to save Tab groups for later browsing

This is a partial solution. But I have 5 different tab groups (or let's say 20 tab groups - I currently have over 150 tabs open, so I use tab groups A LOT).I have the sizes of each group specifically tailored, and their location on the screen specifically tailored. It's a terrible pain to go and individually save each tab group's tabs. And as you have pointed out, it doesn't save the tab group's name, nor it's size nor location. Is there any way to save all tabs from all tab groups and all their details into one backup file? If not, this would be a great addition.