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Vinci480
Strollin' around
Status: In development

I'm personally a heavy tab user but have always wondered why there is almost no support for tab grouping or customization in the native tab bar in Firefox.

I think making it able to group like Google Chrome does for example or at least giving more access for extensions and add-ons would significantly improve the UI in that regard.

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Docdoozer
New member

Group tabs like those in chrome/edge/vivaldi is a requirement to win over some of my friends from competing browsers so this is definitely more important than the Firefox devs think it is.

Coridane
New member

Groups to Clarify Tabs (visual example included)

Like many users, I will always have several tabs opened, and I would like to be able to group them together. I know that we have pins which can help, but let me give you an example. If I have four tabs that are researching x and two tabs for researching y, I want to select the first four tabs, right click and choose Group. When I type in X, it would create brackets above all four tabs with X (what I typed) above.

┌               x               ┐
 Tab1 tab2 tab3 tab4

andrea-gavagnin
Strollin' around

I think the best implementation is probably the one found in Vivaldi. Anyway, it is a very useful feature and one that obliges me to use Vivaldi instead of Firefox when I am doing research involving many tabs.

Beerpong
New member

Add tab to group

Is it possible to implement the new feature chrome has into firefox where you can add tabs to group and color code them making it easier to access tabs because I have a lot of tabs open each day and some time its hard to go back and forth with the arrow keys just to switch from one tab to the next. For example I could have a tab call Plumbing fittings with multiple tabs in it with the different types of plumbing fittings.

greyguy
Strollin' around

Agreed, the native tab grouping in Edge is actually very nice! 👍

Who would've thought just a couple of years ago that we would be chasing features from a Microsoft-branded browser...? 😂

jbvsmo
New member

After getting used to a tab grouper directly in the top bar, it is difficult to live without it. All the extensions I tried somehow become tabs graveyard because they aren't as readily accessible and collapsible.

Reducing context switch and being able to have some things you use constantly (sometimes once a day/week) always open in a little corner does increase your productivity. It is not like bookmarks which are pages that you use standalone. Like if you have a finances group, when you have a couple minutes you can quickly check the stock market, your network, some news, all in that group of tabs without having to remember the names of the websites or looking in a old fashioned list of bookmarks. Then some minutes later you have that all collapsed and you're back at whatever you were working.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Please expand the webextension tabs api ... with function to replace a group of tabs with a placeholder tab and let the backbackgrounds be colorable. Everything else will be done by addon developers 🙂

fsamayoa
Strollin' around

The lack of native tab grouping in Firefox is what holds me off from making it my main browser at work.
It is my main browser for personal user, but if this come to life bye bye Edge.

redwoodclimber
New member

Even after switching to Firefox months ago, I still find myself trying to group tabs like I did on Chrome or Vivaldi. This is an essential feature for me and would eliminate any motivation for me to switch browsers again.

Kj
Strollin' around

At this point just feels like a PR stunt  to have this ideas section. How one can expect to compete without having native feature parity. Grouping tabs feels like a no brainer in 2022. 

skarhehe
New member

Yes. Implement this please.

karlhutt
New member

Every modern browser has Tab Groups nowadays. It's so frustrating that Firefox doesn't. I have switched to other browsers just for that, and eventually come back here bc my heart is with Firefox.. but It is soooooooooooo frustrating.

I'm using the Simple Tab Groups extension, it saves the day, but it is far from what a native tab groups experience would feel like.

Please Mozilla! Why are you not taking this into consideration?????????

powerFFUser
Making moves

Please make tab groups like it is in latest versions of Yandex Browser!

amermahmud
New member

Recently came back to Firefox after over a decade. The last thing I was expecting was the lack of native tab grouping ability or even though an extension 😞

clutchmaster
New member

jesus christ i would actually consider dropping chrome if firefox had chromes tab grouping