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Firefox Discontinuing Tab Groups

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:21:42 GMT

I saw a notice in the upgrade notes today for Firefox 44.0.1 that as of version 45, they're discontinuing the "Tab Groups" feature. Oh, NOOOO! Mr. Bill. I currently have 78 pages open in 7 tab groups. Fortunately, there are a few options that the Firefox folks recommend, or you can do nothing, and Firefox will save your tab groups when you upgrade to version 45.

I decided to install the Tab Groups addon. It automatically converts your existing tab groups, and its user interface is indistinguishable, to me, from the old built-in functionality, except there is now a help page that allows you to save and restore your tab groups. In particular, if you forget to install the add-on before the feature disappears from the standard Firefox distribution, you can restore from the save that Firefox does when it destroys your tabs.

Worked for me. Tab groups safe from the evil decisions of the Firefox development team. :)

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