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joshg253
Strollin' around
Status: New idea

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 a 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".

  • They all seem to reload tabs when you switch, which is not fast and therefore not slick. 🙂
    • Some are worse, you have to manually save a "session" and then it'll reload all the tabs in the session when you switch. Not slick.
  • They all seem to (purposefully) show Pinned Tabs regardless of Workspace.
    • Perhaps ~Globally-Pinned Tabs that always show regardless of Workspace selected could be useful for others, but unnecessary for me at the moment.
  • Some similar ideas "containerize" each ~workspace, which requires you to log into each site in each Workspace separately -- not what I want. I want all my stuff accessible from each Workspace. My Work & Home identities are on separate computers.
    • A "container" feature is different than this request but I think they could work together. E.g. create a Workspace, choose an identity/account/etc. for it. Outside the scope of this request.

E.g. I have:

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  1. A Main Workspace with my main email + tasks + feed reader pinned, then use that area for general browsing (i.e. normal life).
  2. A Gaming Workspace with maps & stuff for games I'm currently playing.
  3. A Dev Workspace with all my Dev-related stuff (source control sites, another email account, etc.).
  4. Temporary Workspaces for when rabbit holes go too deep...
  5. Etc.

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.

24 Comments
BerkerPRS
New member

+1 for workspaces, we need dynamic 1 click changer, not 2 clicks.

sablyu
New member

I changed FF for Arc browser because of workspaces. It would be so nice to see this feature in my favorite browser too!

Axel1
Strollin' around

Just wanted to say that the Firefox fork Floorp, has this feature. Floorp is basically Firefox but with some nice features such as workspaces.

_ypow_
Strollin' around

 @Axel1. I switched to using it and it is perfect. Thank you very much for the suggestion since I have not come across that Floorp anywhere