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Vinci480
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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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lokan
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Hello everyone,

Just a quick message to support this idea. Tab Grouping is really a basic feature and an important one nowadays. Most of us have to open multiple Firefox windows to get things done, while on Brave or Chromium you can use Tab Grouping AND vertical tabs and do so much more.

At this point, Firefox is way behind every browser in terms of user features and these ones (tab grouping and maybe vertical tabs) are a quick win to get our hearts back.

Sorry to say that, but Firefox was a major browser and is on of the little guys today. We are faithful to our favorite browser, until a certain point.

BitSyndicate
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@JonAre there any updates concerning this topic. Since I really like the proposed feature and I think one is missing out without it. I also think that having the feature would be better than not having it and for some users to miss it. I find it rather annoying to use multiple windows for the same effect as it is rather clunky.

So what is the current status?

orca9
New member

Grouped Tabs

In google chrome (ew), it is possible to group and colour code tabs. I think this would be a great organizational addition to firefox.

T9
Making moves
  1. Sync the groups across Firefox products including desktop and mobile.
  2. List all groups on a home screen.
LukeD
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This feature is crucial!

I am working with tab grouping on Edge and its very helpful.

If you would make this feature in Firefox and the future for workspaces that would be a game changer for firefox.

 

JustForVotes
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So, after now 1,5 years since this thread was created, still nothing happened here.
No reaction from the development team. Why is this feature and all the users who want it just ignored? This should be top priority! What a shame...
The lack of tab grouping is so regressive and the biggest obstacle to working productively with Firefox. You are practically forced to use another browser if you don't want to suffocate in Firefox with 3 windows and hundreds of tabs, since ALL the others have tab-grouping.
Congratulations!

Please, dev-team, make it happen. Fast...

lokan
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Unfortunately, it's not even "In development" and I can only agree with you. Firefox is slowly crashing and does nothing to show that it's still fighting to stay alive.

 

kxra
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Edit: Opened a separate idea https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/concept-mapping-graph-view-of-tabs-bookmarks-amp-notes/idi-p/37...

This is a bit far-fetched, but with Tree Style Tabs, and Tab Grouping, and Bookmarks, the meaningful distinction between bookmarks and tabs does get blurry. I think it will make sense to slowly erode this distinction, and instead create additional ways to organize and represent tab stacks/trees/groups.

Maybe in the farther future something like a graph view (a la Cotoami/Obsidian/etc.) where we can organize pages, ideas, and notes in something akin to a mix of social bookmarking, appflowy/notion notes-ish wiki, or inspiration/interest boards with optional integration with some sort of social media platform *cough cough* Pocket *cough*

@Jonwrote at 06-30-2023 08:38 AM:

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)


Seems related, but not the same: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/firefox-adding-a-two-level-tab-stacks-like-in-vivaldi/idc-p/313...

Galiano_Quive
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Grouping of tabs with names and predefined colors

I would suggest adding the functionality of grouping tabs and then defining a name for the group and a color. This function will allow better management of tabs of the same group and minimize the use of space on the screen.

Sorry for using chrome as a comparison but see the image below:

Feature suggestion for firefox

W0lfff
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@kxra I find your ideas interesting. It reminds me of when I thought "why can't browsers also act like file explorers?" As they are also able to open certain types of files, like video and image files. 

The examples with sidebars remind me of the arc browser, which is a pretty new browser that I haven't tried out yet, but conceptually I dig their idea of how they store tabs. 

Although for now I still think it's important to have a distincion between bookmarks and opened tabs as it would be a pretty big change conceptually to change it with how used everyone is to it currently. 
And I also still think it would be a fun idea to be able to open bookmark groups as tab groups and the other way around, store tab groups as a bookmark folder with all the tabs inside of it.