Tab Control

Tab Control

A very simplistic add-on to position new tabs to the right of the current tab and activate the tab to the left when closing the current tab.

What is Tab Control?

Tab Control is a very simplistic Firefox add-on that allows users to easily manage their tabs by positioning new tabs to the right of the current tab and automatically activating the tab to the left when closing the current tab. It requires no configuration and does not require any permissions. This add-on is inspired by the old Tab Control add-on by Angly Cat that is no longer supported by Firefox.

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By: czukowski
Users: 230 ▲ 8
Rating: 4.55 (20)
Version: 1.1.3 (Last updated: 2019-07-15)
Creation date: 2018-02-06
Weekly download count: 9
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 13.63K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Easy to use, no need to configure anything.

No permissions required.

Inspired by the old Tab Control add-on by Angly Cat that is not supported by Firefox anymore.

Why does a wrong tab activate for a brief moment before the correct one does?

This seems to be a limitation of WebExtensions technology (or at least its implementation by Mozilla). The browser first opens a tab at its default position and only then it lets extensions know a new tab has opened and gives them a chance to do something. Same thing when a tab is closed. If anyone knows of a workaround to this issue, please let me know on Github!

Other known issues

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Safety
Risk impact

Tab Control is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

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

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