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KERR
Making moves
Status: New idea

Currently I'm doing research on a heap of products, and collating into an online spreadsheet. I'm wearing out the Ctrl+Tab keys flicking back and forth, copying/pasting etc!

It would be awesome to "pop-out" a tab and have it "float" on top like what Picture-in-Picture does. I know you can the tab in a new window, resize it, move it etc but it still doesn't stick on-top and has borders that take up space.

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I've seen extensions that try to do split screen for tabs but they don't seem to work very well. Thanks!

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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.

rayf
Employee
Employee

Appreciate the comment and you sharing your workflow here! This functionality definitely could be a helpful addition in the scenario you presented. Something we will investigate as do more work and exploration in the tab management realm.

jscher2000
Contributor

Add-ons are limited in what they can do -- I don't think they can create an "always on top" popup window.

As a temporary workaround, at least on a wide monitor, you could consider using the Windows shortcuts that tile a window to one half of the screen: Windows key + Left arrow to fill the left half of the screen, and Windows key + Right arrow to fill the right.

igorlogius
Strollin' around
0xC0FFEe
New member

I would like to request a feature where an user would be able to grab a window and make it create a vertical split between the two, much like where you would have two browser windows open side by side but instead the split tab would be one window.

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.

igorlogius
Strollin' around
steel835
Familiar face

@igorlogiusmore like in Vivaldi I guess (but I haven't used it, so I don't now how intuitive it is) - all in one window

KERR
Making moves

Kinda related:

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/tab-in-tab-feature-view-more-than-one-tab-at-once/idi-p/3989

I've also tried that Tile Tabs extension, it appears to just break tabs out into separate windows then arrange the windows. Pretty limited!

SC
New member

It would be handy to have two tabs visible on one windows or screen. The tabs would be grouped, so by clicking the grouped tabs you could see both websites at the same time (split screen in two) in stead of having to click each tab separately and browse through all the open tabs. For some website such as Instagram half the screen is more than enough. One could open Firefox twice and group split/grouped screens with Windows but then all the tabs in each instance of Firefox would only show on half the screen. I would like to see full and split/grouped screens possible within one instance of Firefox.