• Firefox offers better privacy and security than Chrome, with upcoming support for 200 new add-ons. • While Chrome dominates, Firefox gains ground with user-friendly browsing experience and open-source model. • Mozilla’s focus on user privacy and transparency challenges Google’s ad-centric approach, making Firefox a viable alternative.

  • @bloopernova
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    857 months ago

    Tree. Style. Tabs.

    Best damned extension ever. It’s amazing to me that all browsers don’t have this style of tabs.

    • edric
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      277 months ago

      Thanks for the recommendation. I need to organize my 100+ tabs.

      • @bloopernova
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        267 months ago

        Tree Style Tab also lets you bookmark whole trees. I’m often jumping between different coding languages, or different areas of DevOps on a weekly basis, and tree bookmarks help. I can “file away” a bunch of research and load it all back later, and still have the tree! Very useful for context switching.

          • @bloopernova
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            27 months ago

            No I haven’t, but I’m intrigued!

          • aubertlone
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            17 months ago

            I have and it’s great.

            Also, unlike a lot of people I just delete vast swathes of my tabs from time to time.

            Let’s be honest, you didn’t need it and I didn’t need it.

            But I’m still gad I can go back to a random tab from a week ago from a session I had closed out of

        • SuperDuper
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          57 months ago

          Tree style tabs on it’s own just sounds like it would be enabling my tab-hoarding tendencies. But bookmarking entire trees of tabs is too good to pass up.

        • @[email protected]
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          7 months ago

          Though loading the saved tree do only from sidebar (ctrl+b). Loading from bookmarks window is bugged, undoes trees upon loading.

      • haruki
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        17 months ago

        Use Vimium add-on and have a pop-up to search your open tab.

        Or if you prefer no add-ons or don’t know how to use Vim keybindings then type your search query in the search bar like this:

        % my tab title
        
    • Eager Eagle
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      127 months ago

      I’m not a fan of hoarding tabs, so with them being short lived I don’t see benefits in having a tree. But I do use sidebery + custom userChrome.css to have exclusively vertical tabs, which save quite some space when collapsed.

      • Xanthrax
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        7 months ago

        If you work from home and you have go through a bunch of web resources, it’s really nice. Most of the time you’re opening new tabs, instead of being in the same tab. That way you still have the old web page for reference.

        Specifically any job over the phone, it’s almost mandatory. I love closing all the tabs at the end of the call, though.

        • Eager Eagle
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          57 months ago

          Don’t get me wrong, I work mostly from home and open thousands of tabs every day. But most don’t last longer than a few minutes, and if the flat hierarchy is not able to handle them, that’s a sign they should be cleaned up.

          On the other hand, trees encourage tab hoarding, which I personally loathe, but people have different preferences.

          • Xanthrax
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            7 months ago

            Fair. For me, I’m actively working with the customer, and they can forget something at any moment, and you have to go back, so you have to keep them all open as reference, until the end of the call. You do “prune” them as you go along though. I swear, though: the second you close out that tab they’ll have a question for that exact tab you just closed out. You also can’t memorize things because they always change, you just have to get good at navigating the resources. Maybe that’s a bit niche.

    • @[email protected]
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      107 months ago

      Right?

      The ability to drag them into specific trees to keep them organized, and the also Tab Renamer so the top tab is named sensibly and you can find other tabs

      • @bloopernova
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        47 months ago

        Most of my immediate team have switched to vertical tabs. It’s frustrating seeing someone with a couple hundred horizontal tabs trying to figure where that important page was.

        Edge does vertical tabs, but no nesting. Even that frees up a good amount of screen space.

    • @lzbz
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      67 months ago

      Just wanna jump in here an md mention sideberry as an alternativ, does the same thing, but better imo and has tons of customisation options

    • Aatube
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      47 months ago

      internet explorer has a similar feature where tab background colors were different for each tree, though it doesn’t have the tree view :p

    • @[email protected]
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      37 months ago

      I wish it was the default (or at least a built in option). It’s a bit annoying to still have to use workarounds to remove the default tab bar.

      • Unaware7013
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        27 months ago

        And if you want another life changing extension, Multi-Account Containers. I work IT and have to be in multiple customers’ tenancies, and holy shit is it nice to not have to log out/close my browser to change from one customer to another. I can be logged in and working in both!

        Also, it works for keeping your cookies separate for different work loads (IE, facebook only gets to see its own shit, same for google, your bank, etc.

      • @[email protected]
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        67 months ago

        Pretty sure, the whole sidebar concept doesn’t exist on Firefox Android, so very likely no…

      • @[email protected]
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        7 months ago

        Unfortunately no, but honestly I can’t imagine how it would work on such small and horizontal vertical screen. Though I love that I can run uBO, Privacy Badger, TamperMonkey and CleanURLs.

        • Neato
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          47 months ago

          I mostly just want a tab grouping system like android chrome had.

          • kratoz29
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            17 months ago

            I’m looking for this too, we need a sane way to organize tabs on mobile.

        • @[email protected]
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          17 months ago

          I can’t imagine how it would work on such small and horizontal screen.

          The pages window but with draggable, treeable, tabs/pages.

    • kratoz29
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      17 months ago

      I could never get used to tab managers like these IF the tabs are still shown in the top of Firefox.

      Simple Tab Groups is something that I can get used to, because it works pretty similar as it does with Safari.

      • @bloopernova
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        27 months ago

        There’s CSS you can apply that hide the tabs, but it’s not a straightforward process to apply it.

        I wonder if I could script it? Hmm. (I’ve written a developer environment setup script at work that I could add that to…)