Posts Tagged ‘tab groups’

Firefox Add-On Tab Groups Version 2 is Massive

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Interesting. I’m not sure if I’d ever have a need to actually use Tab Groups, but it’s still an interesting concept.

Tab Groups version 2 is a massive update for the highly popular Firefox add-on that filled the gap after Mozilla decided to pull the Tab Groups native feature from the web browser. Tab Groups, formerly known under names such as Eye Candy or Panoramas, allowed users of Firefox to create group of tabs that they could switch between. This improved tab manageability as only part of all open tabs were displayed visually in the browser window at the same time.


Project Eraser – Reduce Google Chrome Complexity

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Both Google and Mozilla have been busy reducing the complexity of their browsers lately. I wonder if this is partially a reaction to Microsoft’s Edge browser?

Google back in mid-2015 announced the start of Project Eraser, an initiative to make the Google Chrome browser less complex by removing obsolete or rarely used features. The project has not been reported wildly on in the news which is somewhat surprising. The company began inspection of code and features in Chrome 43 to find opportunities to remove code from Chrome to keep it simple and maintainable.


Firefox Snaporama – Save All Open Tabs

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for Firefox that allows you to save open tabs … just like Google Chrome.

Mozilla is still trying to integrate the tab groups feature, formerly known as Panorama, more effectively into the web browser. You may remember that Mozilla originally planned to integrate Panorama into Firefox 4, but several issues prevented this from happening. Mozilla up until now has been working on fixes to resolve the existing Tab Groups issues. That does not mean that the developers are not working on enhancements for the Tab Groups feature.