Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Jawed, Nov 23, 2015.
It's like the thread rediscovered itself.
So how are people coping?
Anyone found a reasonable alternate & relatively easy transition?
Edit: apparently the hide tabs API is finished in Experimental state for FF59.
Oh and apparently its actually possible to enable Legacy extensions in FF57 afterall!!!
about:config has extensions.legacy.enabled which is default false -> set true & restart browser.
(Maybe a bit more complex than that to get it going, some references to having to use a beta version to do it which I don't understand)
Haven't tried it yet but someone mentioned it in a Tab-Groups thread indicating TabGroups does work with it in FF57
Apparently that option is being killed with FF59 though
experimental Tabgroups addon for FF59, dunno if any good
At least some of the necessary APIs for reimplementing the lost functionality is (in an experimental state) targeted for Firefox 59.
There are some promising extensions actively in development, but I haven't looked at their current state lately. Hopefully one of them (or some other) will mature when (if?) the needed support has rolled out and they can more easily be deployed to end users.
Still running 56.0.2 with No Script in full lockdown and no fucking ads.
Except (as is the case on my main PC) presumably the endless ads/nags that your browser is critically out of date?
I upgraded the version on my laptop to the latest on the promise it was faster but, frankly, it's just traded one process with a large memory footprint for several processes. I doubt the overall memory usage has come down by any significant amount and it now seems it takes ages for a new tab to open/download/render.
This is opposite to what I have observed, the new (quantum) Firefox is faster to open new tabs and is faster to start up with a lot of tabs open. I don't really care about memory consumption, though so ymmv.
I turned off update checks...
I have a new VM at work and I'm going to experiment (at some point) with moving a profile from old VM with hundreds of useful tabs to new one to see if I can make those tabs work.
Yeah I'm still on 56.02 with updates disabled also but still get the out of date warnings.
But I do want to move on to the newer tech which ironically is intended to deal with lots of tabs better.
Just now I got the update warning, never seen before...
Anybody found good solution yet?
Both Conex and Totally not Panorama, both linked above, kinda' works.
In addition to the two extensions already mentioned there's this one that I haven't tried yet. Looks promising.
The tab hiding api got enabled by default in FF61, so maybe an extension can get some traction going forward.
Edit: Correct link.
How about migration?
Can you do it somehow without losing current tabs?
All the three linked can import backups from the Quicksaver Tab-Groups extension.
Here's another one I noticed that does too: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sync-tab-groups/
They all seem to be somewhat quirky and buggy, though.I wouldn't trust any of them to not mess up something in their current state. Might be just fine for some use cases and configs while failing spectacularly for others.