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yoasif
Strollin' around
Status: New idea

This came through as a question on reddit with 87 net votes, showing a screenshot of Chrome's "Search Tabs" feature (in the tab strip).

 
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People pointed out that you can search tab titles via the address bar using the % restriction token. However, this is a bit of a multi-step process, unlike the same feature in Chrome, which allows people to do a Ctrl-shift-a and begin typing for the tab vs. the Firefox feature, which requires people to do Ctrl-l then type % space and begin typing the tab title.

Ideally, there would be a keyboard shortcut that would focus the address bar with the restriction token already populated.

20 Comments
timpera
New member

Seriously, please consider adding this feature. Coming from Microsoft Edge, I really miss this.

Erick
New member

How did Firefox become so non-keyboard-friendly? It used to be a power user browser.

EXAExpress
New member

A small workaround: thanks to the documentation I found out that pressing Ctrl + Shift + Tab focuses the List All Tabs menu and from there you can press the Search tabs button to trigger the tabs search feature. Works only if the setting Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order is enabled in Preferences.

Bluewater
Making moves

There is no a single short cut, but you can do

ctrl + e  or ctrl + l, this will go to the address bar

and type a "%" symbol and space, then you can search tabs

MarkDoeglas
New member

Should be implemented asap imho 😉

backsideofdawn
Strollin' around

I was searching for this feature, but I don't see any easy way. Most other browsers have this ability, it would be great if Firefox had it too.

dkphhh
New member

i need it

unl0ckd
Strollin' around

Please add this functionality. As others have pointed out, finding the right tab quickly is a very common activity and the fewer keys needed to accomplish this, the better.

zhou
New member

Life is short, implementing keybinding support for searching across active tabs is crucial for the lives of millions of developers.

PLEASE ADD THIS FUNCTIONALITY

Tubbe
Strollin' around

It's been two years and we are still missing this feature :')