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- Multiple Tabs in Firefox’s Startup Page
- Organize Firefox Tabs with Simple Tab Groups
- With Firefox Containers, you can Isolate your Browsing Activity
- Onetab Helps You Save Memory
- Export Tab URLs
- With One Click, Archive Web Pages from Several Tabs
Maintaining a clean web browser can sometimes be as simple as rearranging your tabs. While several heavyweight solutions are available to keep your browser tabs organized, ranging from extensions like Workona and Motion to alternative browsers like Sidekick and Vivaldi, you may also rely on relatively easier ways of organizing that do not require the installation of additional software. Simply categorizing and saving your Firefox tab groups might help you keep organized.
If you’ve ever found yourself looking at a sea of open browser tabs, trying to figure out what to do with them all, here are some tips to assist.
Multiple Tabs in Firefox’s Startup Page
Don’t worry if you need help determining which website to be your home page. When you hit the Home button or launch Firefox, you may program it to open several web pages simultaneously.
Navigate to the websites you wish to launch. Go to Firefox > Preferences and select the Home tab. Select Custom URLs from the dropdown menu to the right of the Homepage and new windows section. Then click the Use Current Pages button. The links to the currently open tabs will show in the Homepage area, indicating that you are ready.
1. Restore Previous Session Tabs
When you reopen Firefox, the home page is loaded by default. You may configure it to load previously opened tabs instead. Navigate to Firefox > Preferences and choose the General tab. Select Restore the previous session just underneath Startup.
You may lose windows and tabs due to conditions such as Firefox updates, unintentional power outages, hangs, and crashes. This option will ensure you keep important tabs.
2. Other Options and Pin Tabs
When you reopen Firefox, right-click a tab and select Pin Tab from the context menu to pin your critical sites. In the same context menu, you’ll discover other handy tab choices such as Mute Tab, Close Tabs to the Left/Right, Send Tab to Device, and more.
3. Reopen Closed Tabs
Press Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows or Cmd + Shift + T on Mac to reopen recently closed tabs. To utilize the mouse, right-click on any tab in the window and choose Reopen Closed Tab. If you wish to restore one or more recently closed tabs, go to the Application Menu > History > Recently Closed Tabs.
4. Save Tabs for Later
You may need to shut down your computer for a variety of reasons. You can bookmark them all if you want to keep your tabs. To accomplish this, right-click any tab and select Pick All Tabs (or use Ctrl + A to select your tabs). To launch the bookmark dialog box, press Ctrl + Shift + D. In this box, provide a name, pick the folder (use the Bookmarks Toolbar for convenient access), and click Save.
Organize Firefox Tabs with Simple Tab Groups
Simple Firefox Tab Groups is a straightforward add-on for organizing your tabs. To begin, click the extension icon in the browser’s toolbar. Click Create a new group, provide a name for the group, and then click OK. As you explore, you may immediately begin arranging your tabs. Right-click any tab and choose the Move tab in the group.
This adds the tab to the newly formed group and conceals it from visibility. Choose a group from the list if you have more than one. In my situation, I’ve divided my tasks into four categories: Main, Inbox, Research, and Action. When you click a group, it loads all the tabs and brings the window to the foreground.
You can manage groups once you’ve created them. To get the context menu for a group, right-click on its name. You’ll be able to open the group in a new window, sort it, export it to bookmarks, or archive it. To rename or modify the icon style of a group, go to Group Settings. It allows you to capture tabs from the same domain using regular expressions.
The Manage Groups option launches a new tab that displays a speed-dial-style view of each tab group. You may transfer tabs to various groups, change group parameters, and arrange groups in whatever manner you like. The extension is already set up to work with the Firefox container. The tabs in a group will sync to another device through STG bookmarks saved on that device.
With Firefox Containers, you can Isolate your Browsing Activity
Multi-Account Containers is an addon that will assist you in reducing your digital footprint. It employs “containers” in theory to divide your browser activities for numerous profiles. A container will hold your login session, site settings, and tracking data. Each container includes a color-coded unique label to assist you in identifying the tab.
The container setup and site allocations synchronize when you use Firefox on several computers. Containers have several applications in everyday browsing. You can use private windows or separate browsers to log in to various accounts on the same website (for example, Gmail).
Alternatively, imagine purchasing on Amazon and seeing adverts for that goods. With containers, you may freely browse retail websites without fear of being tracked. Here’s a comprehensive tutorial on installing and using the Firefox container.
Onetab Helps You Save Memory
Closing tabs free up memory, but regularly closing and re-opening the same page in tabs is inconvenient. OneTab is a useful addon that saves your browser session while freeing up RAM.
When you click the OneTab button, all of your existing tabs are grouped into a list. You can restore the tabs individually or all at once to regain access. Aside from that, you may export or import your tabs as a list of URLs or by dragging and drop them.
Export Tab URLs
When researching a topic, list links in your note-taking software. The Export Tabs URLs extension displays the URLs of all open tabs and allows you to copy or export them as a.TXT file.
Include Titles to attach the tab’s title, limit the export to current windows, disregard pinned tabs, or add parameters to filter tabs are all options. You may also build a custom format with any combination of characters and special blocks instead of the usually provided title.
With One Click, Archive Web Pages from Several Tabs
Having an archive of the web page saved on your computer might be useful if the link goes missing or is no longer active. While there are several specialized bookmarking applications for saving links, some may need a yearly subscription cost.
SingleFile is a helpful plugin that allows you to save a whole web page as a single HTML file, including pictures, styles, frames, fonts, and other elements. Right-click the extension button and select Save Tabs > Save selected or all tabs to save a web page from multiple tabs.
There are several handy choices to customize. You can change the file name according to the template and delete any unneeded HTML elements, CSS styles, iframes, or scripts. Choose to Save delayed images to store photographs without scrolling the page or sending the HTML file to Google Drive.
We’ve run out of Firefox tab groups. If not adequately controlled, you will miss important knowledge, lose attention, and, in extreme circumstances, experience anxiety. The built-in tab-related features and extensions mentioned above might assist you in reducing clutter and organizing tabs.
Please remember that your experience with extensions may vary depending on your version of Firefox and any compatibility concerns. If you use Firefox on numerous devices, see our article on how to utilize Firefox sync to keep your tabs and browsing data in sync.