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Vinci480
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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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velothid
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This is the only feature holding me back from using Firefox as a daily browser. I don't mind the somewhat sluggish nature of the browser on Windows (that can be improved using Firefox and it's not a dealbreaker anyways), but how Firefox was so ahead to the game on this and is still stuck on "exploring more" on such a demanded feature now is astounding.

I used Firefox for so long in 2018-21, and the customization options (through user.js and userChrome.css) are something that I still cherish - so the moment Firefox offers this is the day I uninstall Chrome entirely. Just an FYI - saying "you can use STG and Panorama!" is like offering diet soda to a thirsty person stuck in a desert 🙂

johemius
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As someone who wants to switch over from Chrome to Firefox permanently, not having the ability to group tabs in Firefox (in the Google Chrome tab style) has been a huge detriment for me. I use the tab-style-grouping in Chrome to make sure that I have a lot of my tabs for different work, school, and shopping things open and available at all times, and having these tabs visible helps me remember that I need to do these things. I did not like the Firefox extensions which try to replicate this behaviour, since I could not get used to the Tree-style grouping, and I really did not like the extension which hides all other groups, since I want the groups to be visible at all times, even if the tab is minimized.

For now, Chrome is still my main browser because of the tabs, as that's one of my most-used features in my browser.

duralex
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I have always and will continue to use Firefox but this feature is super handy for peeps like me (I am aware of it because at some of my past jobs I was forced to use other browsers) with a certain neurodivergency that tends to get you distracted by too much going on on your screen.  With the tab groups, tabs unrelated to what you are working on are out of sight and out of mind so you can more easily focus on what you need to be doing without then having to go through the ordeal of reopening them all when you want to access them later.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that you could look at tab grouping as an accessibility feature that would act as an aid for us who have a hard time keeping focused.

Oh and official tab rows support would go hand in hand with the grouping as yet another layer of structure to encourage organization!

Anyway, thanks for keeping up the good fight with Firefox--in a world with so many information black holes, its nice to have one more safe space!

krish_gk
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Agreed, Chome's way of tab grouping is neally good. Something similar from firefox would really be appreciated.

escobar_int
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All the comments seem to be in favor of tab grouping. Hope this feature is at least under consideration

MdPhoenix
New member

Yes please.  Just moved from Chrome to FF.  Please don't make me go back.  Chrome beats me when no one is looking.  Tab groups?  Please?

randomusername
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Recent Chrome extension policy changes made me switch to Firefox.

Overall experience is OK for now, though transition is not as smooth as it could be.

But Chrome's tab groups is one thing that I miss the most, I may get used to 'simple tab groups' workflow sooner or later, but it's clearly would never be as convenient as Chrome's native solution.

Please.

ricardogouveia3
Strollin' around

Both grouping tabs and fast switching user would be nice (please don't say about:profiles is fast or good UX!)

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for the feedback @ricardogouveia3 - there's a separate thread for improving the profiles experience: shortcut for different profiles 

Check it out and feel free to add your input there 🙌

yomamasofat
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Yes such a good idea I need this! Dont want to let extensions access all my data

rrz00
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group tabs is really missed in Firefox

LordKubrick
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Definitely Tab Grouping is the only feature missing from FF that prevents me from giving it a 5 Star review, I'm always working with multiple tabs opened and with different work spaces, grouping them would make my life much easier, I've tried some extensions but they aren't very intuitive and/or helpful, hope that Mozilla bring back this option sooner than later because there's a big crowd waiting for it.

MdPhoenix
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I can't agree more.  I'm honestly going to move back to Chrome next week as this request has been in long enough.  Please listen up, Mozilla.

gomes
New member

Make a "group" option

Like other navigators, make a "add tab to group xxx" option. It would be easier to organize tabs with that option.

HoSHIZA
Strollin' around

Mozilla doesn't seem to realize how many loyal and potential users are losing out to the lack of this vital feature in 2023. Firefox is undoubtedly the best browser, but the lack of tab grouping, which is simply necessary, greatly affects the user experience.

It remains a mystery to me why no information is provided about such a sought-after feature as to its development. This circumstance alone keeps me from returning to Firefox and forces me to use other browsers that are not as good as Firefox. I really hope that you will at least share information on whether you are working on this feature and if it will be available at all? Can you provide any information at all, @Jon?

As soon as the browser has tab grouping (and, preferably, workspaces, something similar to workspaces from opera), I will immediately toss other browsers to the dustbin of history and use only your excellent product.