Tab Freezer

Tab Freezer

All new tabs and popups are closed automatically when Tab Freezer is active for a page. Close popups/tabs automatically that open from invisible overlays you click on.

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What is Tab Freezer?

Tab Freezer is a Firefox add-on that automatically closes all new tabs and popups when activated for a specific page. It prevents unwanted popups and tabs, allowing for a smoother browsing experience.

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By: lynk
Users: 71 ▲ 1
Rating: 5.00 (4)
Version: 1.3.1 (Last updated: 2019-03-19)
Creation date: 2018-09-24
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • webNavigation
  • contextMenus
Size: 48.88K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge


  • "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" needs to be activated in the FF options

How does it work? The initial idea behind Tab Freezer is to prevent unwanted popups and tabs from clicks on invisible overlays. Activate Tab Freezer for a tab by clicking the Tab Freezer icon on the right of the navigation bar. Click again to deactivate. When active, all new tabs from the URL of this tab, created by you on purpose or not, will be closed automatically.

The Tab Freezer button does not work globally. Tab Freezer blocks by domain. For example: if you are on "" and activate Tab Freezer on this tab, all current and future browser tabs and widows with "" will be blocking new popups and tabs. URL "" will not be frozen, a different subdomain makes it a different domain for Tab Freezer .

Tab Freezer will remember you blocked domains between session.

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User reviews
Hello Lynk. Infinite thanks to the creator of this add-on, you can not imagine the hours I've been looking for something to block the annoying popup and tabs that open with viruses. The problem with ad blockers is that sometimes it does not allow to navigate well. It is strange that this add-on has more than 3 years, and few revisions. Don't stop updating it, although I have a feeling that unfortunately the creator abandoned this excellent add-on. One thing that does not work is the keyboard shortcut.
by Dimar, 2022-06-10

BEST popup/new-tab blocker on the planet. ESSENTIAL for watching on sports streaming sites. This thing will kill anything from opening a new tab---period. I use Tab Freezer with NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and Ublock Origin---the essential 'quartet' for watching streaming Live-TV, sports, or TV shows online. Get Tab Freezer and make your life easier.
by jazjef, 2019-10-28

el mejor bloqueador de popups que he probado, lo recomiendo mucho lo bueno de este addon, es que no bloquea todo por defecto como todos los demás bloqueadores de popups, uno mismo lo va activando en la pagina que lo necesite, para mi eso es buenísimo porque en otros addons de este estilo tenia que crear listas blancas interminables porque siempre bloqueaban todo y yo solo necesito bloquear solo una cierta cantidad de paginas con popups otra cosa buena de este addon, es que deja que se habrá el popup, pero lo cierra súper rápido, así evita que algunas paginas se bloqueen, porque hay muchas paginas que al no dejar que se habrá el popup, bloquean los botones que uno necesita usar de la misma
by Natsu, 2019-06-07
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Risk impact

Tab Freezer may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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

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