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Vinci480
Strollin' around
Status: Exploring more

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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jbeech
New member

I have tons of tabs open all the time. Some are about cars, others about some computer subject, perhaps network cards, others are perhaps about sports, and yet others are youtube videos I want to get around to watching but haven't the time for when I come across them.

So because FF doesn't have a means of grouping tabs, I poked around and came across Simple Tabs. Does anyone know off the top of their head whether this add-on allows me to sort my existing many tabs into groups, which I create? And importantly, will I lose all the tabs and have to start over, or may I install the add-on, create the groups, and sort my existing open tabs into these groups?

Many thanks for your time!

royjohn
Strollin' around

We need this so badly in desktop. Android would be nice too, but I'd prioritize desktop since there's where we do all our heavy browsing and people can keep tons of tabs open all the time.

TimAhKin
New member

Mozilla, please!

v_g
New member

+1 Would be really nice to have this feature.

mozi_h
Strollin' around

I love Firefox, but Tab grouping has been the single most annoying missing feature from it.

I consider Chrome better for everyday usage because of it, but keep sticking to Firefox because it has a much better Web dev experience and mobile apps.

But pretty, please bump this higher on the priority list.

amitpathak
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Is firefox listening? I think this has still not arrived in firefox as a native feature.

Maverick74
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@jbeech 

I believe this would be more useful if you're used to Chrome's:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/container-tab-groups/

Steeltent
Making moves

Can we please have an update on the status of this feature request, @Jon ?

How does the "exploring more" phase work? It's obviously a very desired feature so what exactly is the holdup?

Is the leadership not convinced this is a good feature to have? Are there doubts this can be properly implemented in Firefox? Is other stuff more important right now? When can we expect a decision?

Please help us understand what is going on so we can manage our expectations. The lack of communication is frustrating.

 

GrouptabsorEdge
New member

This is literally the single feature that keeps me away from firefox. every other browser is so much easier to organize tab clutter and the extensions available to firefox don't do a good job either

Koniak
New member

This is a very important feature already having good implementations in other browsers as a reference.
I completely agree with @Steeltent .