Please implement Workspaces in the way that current Opera browsers have. It's an incredibly slick way to compartmentalize things, which is super helpful for neurodivergents like myself. I'm currently utilizing separate/different browsers to achieve similar.
Basically vertical list of icons for each Workspace on the side (a button in the toolbar with a dropdown to select Workspaces would suffice), that instantly switch to all the Tabs open in a given Workspace and hides everything else. Pinned Tabs stay with each Workspace. Tab Groups can exist within a Workspace.
I've tried all the "similar" Firefox addons people suggested throughout the tubes, but as Prince said, "Nothing Compares 2 U".
E.g. I have:
I'd likely make even more use of them if they were in my preferred browser. (fanboi since Phoenix🔥🦅)
No idea how this would translate in mobile, not concerned with that for the time being. Desktop Firefox on Windows/Linux.
Also not concerned with being able to sync Workspaces across browsers -- I think we can already see open tabs in other browsers sync'd to our Firefox accounts, good enough for me.
I originally tried out Opera because their UI is much more compact and then my life was changed when I discovered workspaces. I still use Firefox because the password manager in Opera is too tedious to get into when I need it, but if they ever make that as easy to access like in Firefox....
It seems like all of these are currently supported by using separate windows (things are preloaded, pinned tabs are per-window), just without being drawn as separate windows.
I would definitely use it. I could imagine a UI where it shows up similar to a pinned tab, but clicking on it gives a list of workspaces to choose from.
If we gained per-window container defaults, I would hope that it would also apply to these workspaces.
Adding a link and pics. Looks good and makes sense (although I haven't tried it myself)
@joshg253@wally314garcia@sfink@KERRHi! How are you guys? What do you think of this idea? If we had a vertical tab with native tab grouping more customizable tab bar - we could have workspaces! reference here: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/native-vertical-tabs-like-in-microsoft-edge/idi-p/85and reference here: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/native-tab-grouping-more-customizable-tab-bar/idi-p/303
Do i understand this correctly ... that the only 2 issues are having is that pinned tabs should be contained inside the workspace and that tabs should not reload between workspace switches ? If so i think this should absolutely be doable via the existing web-extension(aka. addon) api.
The pinned tabs just need to be unpinned before switching the workspace and instead of unloading the tabs they will just need to be hidden.
This addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/workspace-manager/ comes close, but doesnt implement the pinned tabs.
Also i would guess that you also expect the workspaces to be persistent ever after closing the browser. But that should also be doable.
+1 for this. It would be amazing to have this in Firefox, it's by far the best and cleanest solution for tab management I've seen.
BLEASE! bro blease.
bei opera is das so elegant gelöst.
Add a "workspaces" feature to switch between visible tab groups
Currently, there is extremely little that firefox offers in terms of tab management, and I'm sure those who like to have many tabs open at once will agree that some form of tab grouping or workspace creation would be an extremely useful feature. The Opera browser currently handles tabs very well, with the ability to create workspaces, assign tabs to specific workspaces, and switch between workspaces without forcing tabs to be reloaded. Having only certain tabs visible when in a particular workspace (in my opinion) would improve the user experience tremendously by de-cluttering the tab bar. The closest extension I could find to emulate this functionality is the "Tab Workspaces" extension by Fonso, but it suffers from the tab reload issue, and does not afford an option to include or exclude pinned tabs from being visible across workspaces.
Yes, I need exactly this functionality! I was a long time Opera user, and if it weren't for their shady company background and the browser being chromium based, I probably would never have switched because of how convenient it is. Also, this is the only thing I still miss after more than two years of switching to Firefox.
Tab Work Spaces
I do both hardware and software development. I use a different set of tabs / url's for software development than I use for hardware development. It would be nice to have tabs assigned to different work spaces that I could open automatically depending on my work focus.