TabGroups married with Tab Containers and bookmark & history search

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What is Conex?

Conex is a Firefox add-on that embarks on replacing some features of the discontinued TabGroups. The extension integrates tab groups with containers and incorporates enhanced search features for bookmarks and history, inclusive of thumbnails in results. It also provides a suite of keyboard shortcuts for enhanced navigation, tab handling, and container management. These functionalities necessitate certain permissions for optimal operation, including working with cookies, tab handling, web navigation, storage of thumbnails, creation of context menus, and more.

Stats date:
Users: 844 ▲ 4
Rating: 4.38 (82)
Version: 0.9.7 (Last updated: 2019-01-30)
Creation date: 2017-08-15
Weekly download count: 20
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • contextualIdentities
  • cookies
  • menus
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 106.68K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

conex This addon tries to replace some functionality from the discontinued TabGroups with some differences:

Differences to tabgroups

  • it lacks the big "Manage my TabGroups" overview window
  • tab groups are implemented via containers
  • the quick search contains thumbnail of the results
  • the quick search includes bookmarks and history
Global keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl+Space (adjustable) : open conex popup
  • Ctrl+Shift+E / Cmd+Shift+E (adjustable) : move tab to another container
  • Ctrl+T / Cmd+T : open tab in current container

Conex popup keyboard shortcuts

  • / Tab jump to next container or tab in the popup list
  • / Shift+Tab jump to previous container or tab in the popup list
  • Enter on a tab: switch to tab / on a container: activate the last accessed tab of the selected container
  • Backspace on a tab: close the selected tab / on a container: delete selected container
  • / / Ctrl+Enter on a container: expand / unexpand tab list of the selected container
  • Ctrl+Shift+Enter / Ctrl+ + on a container: open a new tab in the selected container and activate this tab / in the search box: open new container dialog

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Necessary addon permissions

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Great tab group management
  • Easy switching and searching
  • Utilizes Containers feature of Firefox
  • Lots of options
  • Shows all tabs open in all containers in a nice tree
  • Handy and well-featured
  • Good issues site
  • Ability to search for tabs by word
  • Not possible to arrange panels in desired order
  • Not functional on Firefox Android
  • No better way to save and restore tabs
  • Can't reorder containers in the settings and the list
  • Can't change the name of the Conex xpi file in the containers folder
Most mentioned
  • Tab group management
  • Containers feature
  • Options
  • Tab tree view
  • Tab search
  • Order of containers
  • Not working on Firefox Android
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Risk impact

Conex is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Conex if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Conex has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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