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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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MikalM
New member

I would love to have a way to group tabs. I understand this used to be possible in Firefox, I would like to see this function return to Firefox.

I pin quite a few tabs and some related ones could easily be grouped, which would make my user experience much better and unclutter the interface.

S1
New member

I have to jump between many different projects, each of which needs tabs for websites related to each project.  It would be great if we could group tabs by project, and then collapse them under the overall project tab.  Kind of like Words outline view.  I've tried booksmarks, but you then have to open each bookmarked website individually.  I envision either 1) two lines of tabs: the top line for group or project tabs, that when selected display all the tabs for that group on the next line, or 2) a way to select multiple tabs, give them a group tab name, then hide all the child tabs under that one group tab with a clickable + sign to open up the hidden group of tabs to the right of the group heading tab, the display a - sign to rehide the group;  like grouping data then collapsing it in ExcelOutline.

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another exciting update…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

blrff
Making moves

TAB Groups is an essential built in function that should be incorporated in all browsers today for organization just like Bookmarks or Favorites, History and Printing. Very unclear why it was ever removed from Firefox, what's next non more TABS at all or removal of Bookmarks?                                            Request to please consider to bring back the built in Firefox Tab Groups, many FF users are leaving due to this lack of modern day interface. Yes their are "group" extensions, have tried them all and they ether have bugs or do not incorporate the basic functions such as TAB Groups,and Hide Groups, Show Groups. Having it built into the product is like having an Cruise Control in your car, it make FF efficient and easier to get around and it's not a bolt on other program to have to run in Firefox like an extension. Thanks for consideration from the FF DEV team.

Elio
Making moves

I think It's really a shame that FF doesn't have native tabbed grouping. There are many other browsers that have implemented this concept: Chrome/Edge, Vivaldi and even Opera even though they have a different way to manage grouping.

I use the browser as a working tool in my job so Tabbed grouping is a must for me. The addons I tested are just weak compare ti what a native development has to offer. Just look at the beautifully crafted Vivaldi tabbed grouping, it's in my opinion the best all around, however Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have also a good way to group tabs.

This is the main reason why I can't use FF in my work environment, I didn't find anything that looks like the Vivaldi experience nor the Chrome/Edge ecperience.

I really hope this feature will be implemented in the near future and the moment it will I'll ditch all other browsers in favor of FF.

AhmedX
Making moves

I migrated from Chrome for the Sidebery / TST extension in Firefox. The lack of vertical tabs in Chrome was horrible no matter how good your grouping... at one point I had so many groups that I still couldn't read my tab names without going to the tooltip.

Sidebery extension also far exceeds the capabilities of vertical tabbing in Vivaldi and Edge. At least for the next couple of years.

Please for the love of God don't do an upgrade that breaks these extensions.

I for one am against any changes that would impact functionality of existing extensions which already offer the feature that people are looking for! Learn to use your extensions people.

sara_zephyr
New member

I really struggle with tab organization now that I've switched to Firefox, because when I used Chrome I was able to easily group tabs into folders that I could easily expand/hide with a click. I miss the days when I could leave all of my organized tabs open in one easy-to-find spot! If tab grouping (in a manner as similar to Chrome's as possible) could be integrated into Firefox that would sincerely be life-changing!

Thanks!

thenothingtech
New member

Hello #Firefoxdev 

If you are serious about retaining existing users & adding more loyal users to your user base, please introduce Group tabs including the option of arranging them, coloring them etc... I am a heavy tab user myself & it feels so lost while using Firefox.

Also, your bookmarks needs a whole new redesign, finding which bookmark belongs to which folder is a pain. Please streamline bookmark user management providing us an option to pull the bookmarks window further down to modify it.

Anonymous
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@Vinci480 @thenothingtech @sara_zephyr @AhmedX @Elio Hi all! How are you guys? It would be interesting in addition to grouping tabs, grouping favorites - What do you guys think of this idea? Would it be possible to request in addition to grouped tabs, grouped bookmarks?

RedStripe
New member

This is a must have feature now for Firefox, this is the one feature thats stopping me using Firefox only. I still use Brave and Edge when I know I will use opening tons of tabs.

Vinci480
Strollin' around

@AnonymousI mean I guess for Bookmarks the folders are mainly there for it but I can also see me using a group feature like I mentioned in my bookmarks.

Anonymous
Not applicable

@Vinci480Hi! Thank you for feedback ;D

JustForVotes
Strollin' around

I'm serching so long for working ad-ons, but nothing worked for me.
Please do this! The simple version like Chome is good enough!

I'm working with 3 windows and 18-30 tabs on each! Do tab-groubs and stop this mess!😩

JustForVotes
Strollin' around

I'm serching so long for working ad-ons, but nothing worked for me.
Please do this! The simple version like Chome is good enough!

I'm working with 3 windows and 18-30 tabs on each! Do tab-groubs and stop this mess! 😩

Anonymous
Not applicable

@Vinci480Hi! I would like to know your opinion on this idea, I could be wrong or right, I don't know: Would it be possible to rename the tabs if the tabs are grouped? I thought of this idea, after reading this interesting feature: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/ability-to-rename-tabs/idi-p/5438