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What is Tabhunter?

Tabhunter is a Firefox add-on by Eric Promislow. This add-on has 820 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.08. The latest version, 3.5.2, was updated 14 days ago.

Stats date:
Users: 820 ▼ -3
Version: 3.5.2 (Last updated: 2023-03-18)
Creation date: 2008-06-29
Weekly download count: 11
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • clipboardWrite
  • storage
  • bookmarks
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
Size: 105.02K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
This extension lets Firefox users easily juggle dozens of tabs at a time.  Enter a search string (actually a standard JavaScript regex), highlight the URL you want to bring up, and press return or double-click it.  Tabhunter will even bring up minimized windows containing the target tab.

Post-Obama changes[*] in Firefox extensions internals have changed the way Tabhunter behaves. It currently can't run as a standalone window, but shows up as a popup anchored in the main toolbar. You can get it to popup by pressing the telescope-like icon in the toolbar. Default shortcuts are Ctrl-Shift-T on OSX, Ctrl-5 on Linux, and Ctrl-Shift-S on Windows. These might be overridden by newer versions of Firefox or other extensions, but with newer versions of Firefox you can change this shortcut in the Preferences Panel, accessible on the Add-ons page or via the "More..." button on the Tabhunter panel: click on the "Startup Key Sequence" textbox and type your new desired shortcut. If your version isn't new enough, you shouldn't see that textbox.

Please be sure to tell your friends that Tabhunter is now available in that other browser that anagrams to "ochre logo gem". Whatever, it still quickly helps you unearth that tab you know you brought up a week ago and haven't yet closed.

The one real new feature lets you select only tabs that are playing some audio. If you accidentally invoke "Reload All Tabs" and a bunch of tabs start playing music, you can now click on the "Audio Only" button and isolate them.

Also, Tabhunter finally supports changing the font size. See the prefs.

The "More" section has more functionality: 
* manipulate the "Discarded" status of tabs, or avoid showing any discarded tabs
* move tabs to selected window
* bookmark selected tabs (firefox only)
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Risk impact

Tabhunter requires a number of risky 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 Tabhunter if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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by emacsomancer, 2023-03-26
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