Tab Rotator

Tab Rotator

The Tab Rotator automatically switches between the open tabs of a browser window after a certain amount of time.

What is Tab Rotator?
"Tab Rotator" is a Firefox extension designed to manage and automate tab rotation. By presetting a time interval, users can smoothly transition between different opened tabs without manual switching. The add-on allows customization for each tab's display duration, automatic start on the browser's launch, and a refreshing function for each tab once displayed. With Tab Rotator, experience a more productive and streamlined browsing journey.
Stats
Users: 8,052 ▲ 91
Rating: 4.32 (44)
Version: 2.0.3resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2010-07-28
Weekly download count: 280
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • storage
Size: 18.04K
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Summary

The Tab Rotator can be started and ended either by pressing Shift+F11 or by clicking on the Tab Rotator Icon, once it is added to the User Interface.

The time interval after which the next tab should be shown, can by adjusted via the Addons Options-Page. Additionally the user can specify, if each tab should be reloaded after it was displayed and/or if the Tab Rotator should start automatically, when the browser starts.

Custom times for each tab As of version 2.0 it is possible to set a custom time for each tab, entering multiple numbers separated by semicolons in the settings page of the duration. Each tab will use the time of the corresponding number of that list. If there are more tabs than entries in the list, each tab that doesn't have an entry will use the time of the first tab. E.g. when the user enters "10;30;15" as the rotation time, it means that the first tab will be displayed for 10 seconds, the second tab for 30 seconds, the third tab for 15 seconds and the fourth and any further tabs for 10 seconds as well.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Allows switching to the next tab with a predefined timer
  • Solves a huge problem
  • Works great for displaying multiple pages on a large-screen TV
  • Has an option to exclude pinned tabs from rotation
Cons
  • Does not work (needs an update)
  • Icon on the toolbar is confusing (looks the same when ON and OFF)
  • Idle time does not account for clicks, leading to premature tab switching
Most mentioned
  • Does not work (needs an update)
  • Has an option to exclude pinned tabs from rotation
  • Icon on the toolbar is confusing (looks the same when ON and OFF)
  • Allows switching to the next tab with a predefined timer
  • Solves a huge problem
  • Works great for displaying multiple pages on a large-screen TV
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Safety
Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

Tab Rotator is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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