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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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On Chrome there is Tab Grouping, and it's like putting some of your tabs together in a closable folder on your tab bar or whatever it's called. You can group together your tabs, move them around together, and give custom names and colors to the groups. I do like how if I have many tabs I can scroll through the tool bar but I want this too.

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@Anonymous  I would mainly make a use of the function when tabs are grouped as I don't have much of a need to rename tabs individually but I couldn't see why that wouldn't also be able to introduced with the tab grouping but it may also be too much to code it all in in one thing.

Maybe that could be left open for extensions where the grouping function will be natively supported.

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When you have several tabs open, it would be nice to be able to divide them into groups, 
for example Work, Home, Hobby, so it will be easy to keep track of over 20+ tabs,
just like an archive folder where you can add new documents so you can you have 20+ tabs in one tab
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@Vinci480thank you for feedback ;D

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Sounds like a great idea. I miss tab groups, it used to be part of Firefox at one time.

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@AnonymousAnytime 🙂

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IE8 had a neat feature that coloured similar (same domain?) tabs the same colour. You could easily identify similar tabs based on their colours. I like the idea of grouping or identifying tabs of the same domain/type:







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This feature is really needed. Containers just aren't useful for everyone and there isn't an extension I've found that does it well.

Status changed to: Exploring more
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Hi all,

Back with an exciting update...

This idea has been reviewed by our product team and we want to explore it further. This means that we plan to continue researching and collecting data to help determine the best way to move forward with improving tab management.

Please continue the conversation here (the more details to support your case, the better) and stay tuned for updates.


-The Community Team

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I do not understand why you delay the implementation.
The functionality, the screenshots are clear
I don't like "tree style tab" extensions
I am now forced to use in parallel another browser that already uses this horizontal tab grouping. Some people are also concerned about security.
FIrefox must also facilitate the use of many simultaneous tabs!
Thank you for integrating it. I was hoping for a big hit with version 100!