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FastBrowser2022
Making moves
Status: Delivered

When we have many tabs opened, it's possible the same url has been duplicated in our tabs.

We would like to close Duplicate open tabs by right clicking any tab and selecting Close Multiple Tabs > a new "Close Duplicate Open Tabs" option which would leave only one instance of the URL open in the browser.

18 Comments
Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

Luca_Pavan
Familiar face

Looks there's a workaround, as duplicated tabs would be surely opened as usual order (so on the right of the original one) you can right-click on the tab that precedes them all and click Close tabs on the right on Close more tabs. If after or between them there are tabs that you don't want to close just drag them to the left of the tab that precedes the tabs that you want to close.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Since we have containers this might not be a good idea because the same url can be open in multiple containers.

FastBrowser2022
Making moves

Hi @Luca_Pavan while browsing a topic on shopping, forums, and Q&A websites, I open multiple tabs and keep them open without immediately browsing. Occassionally the links might be a page previously opened in another tab. So the tabs are not in order like when intentionally duplicated using the Right click Duplicate > Tab option.

Perhaps, @Anonymous although when the tab is duplicated in the current container it should be possible to close only the duplicated tab for the current container by selecting a child context menu option. Duplicates can be easily identified while iterating over the url list for each container.

e.g. Right click Close Duplicated Tabs >

  • Close All Duplicated tabs
  • Close Duplicated tabs in current container

Similar to the current Close Multiple Tabs context menu

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Anonymous
Not applicable

@FastBrowser2022 

I am currently  working on an addon, which should help with what you describe and hopefully many other usecases. It is still "work in progress",  but if you are interested, you can take a look here:  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/select-tabs-advanced/  (might still be pending review on AMO but should become available in a few hours)

If you decide to try it out, feel free to report bugs and enhacement suggestions on the Support Site. 

Have a nice day.

FastBrowser2022
Making moves

@AnonymousThank you, I may review it when it is not in a experimental stage.

Anonymous
Not applicable

@FastBrowser2022  i can remove the experimental flag, if that makes you feel better 😉 

TristisOris
New member

waiting this feature for a years.

mp1982
Making moves

There's a tab manager extension that has a Close Duplicates button:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/grasshopper-urls/

KERR
Making moves

Even better, if it could highlight or indicate that a tab is a dupe, I'd be happy to close it myself.

Could also have a tooltip so when you hover over a link that's already open, it could say "Link already opened in another tab - switch to it now?" or something.

ihaveajob
New member

We built the Reuse Tabs browser extension to address this exact same problem. When a new tab is opened pointing to an already open URL, we simply close it and open the preexisting one. We built it for a client but it's free for anyone.

TristisOris
New member

Great, it works. Thanks for notice.

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Good news...

This is being worked on and has landed in Nightly (check it out). We're aiming to deliver it in Firefox 127.

Stay tuned for more updates 🙌

TristisOris
New member

Want to remind - native duplicated tabs close is finally released with v127.

FastBrowser2022
Making moves

Thank you @TristisOris !