TabScroller

TabScroller

Scroll through tabs with the mouse wheel, while holding down the right button (and/or keyboard modifiers). Please read the limitations below...

What is TabScroller?

TabScroller is a simple, yet useful Firefox add-on designed to allow users to scroll through their tabs using the mouse wheel, while simultaneously pressing the right button and/or keyboard modifiers. It does not open a popup of tabs to scroll through, but instead directly switches to the desired tab as you scroll. It offers minimal options such as wrap-around at ends of tab list, inverting the direction of scrolling, and skipping tabs when scrolling through. It performs from within the tab content and supports both Windows and Linux operating systems.

Stats
Users: 634 ▼ -11
Rating: 4.13 (46)
Version: 1.0.10.1 (Last updated: 2022-11-05)
Creation date: 2017-11-18
Weekly download count: 9
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • browserSettings
Size: 13.77K
URLs: Website
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Summary

** A fix has been pushed to v1.0.10 where it may not work at all after updating. Please update to v1.0.10.1 it should be fine again. Sorry about that! **

A simple addon that does one simple thing. It allows you to scroll through your tabs with the mouse wheel, while holding the right button down (and/or keyboard modifiers). It directly changes the tab as you scroll, rather than showing a popup of tabs to scroll through. After moving to Firefox 57 the old addon I used for this purpose stopped working. I could not find a replacement, without going for a big addon with full gesture support like Foxy Gestures, so I wrote this one. It has minimal options: wrap around at the ends of the tab list (default on), invert the direction of scrolling, scrolling rate-limit (default off), a selection of keyboard modifier keys and a few options for skipping tabs when scrolling through.

Limitations:

  • This addon works on Windows from Firefox v57 (and maybe earlier) and Linux from Firefox v58. Previously it did not work on OSX (due to lack of button info on the scroll event), but as of v1.0.6 I have got OSX to work via a different mechanism.
  • This addon operates from within your tab content i.e. the mouse must be over the page, not over the tab bar itself (there is no WebExtension API for this).
  • This addon will not work on most non-webpage tabs of Firefox, such as the Firefox options page, addons page or the new tab page. Mozilla also blocks addons from operating on pages from the addons.mozilla.org site itself.
  • You can't scroll away from a tab that's not finished loading.
  • Some pages that capture key presses could potentially interfere with the keyboard modifiers option (1 report with a specific Google Docs spreadsheet).

Please let me know if you have any difficulties. Bugs can be reported on GitHub.

Permissions:

  • The storage permission is required to save the settings mentioned above.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Easy and fast navigation between tabs
  • Works as expected
  • Makes tab-switching faster
  • Simple and robust way to scroll through tabs
  • Can customize key combination
Cons
  • Does not work on some pages like the dial/home page or add-on page
  • Some interruptions on pages where right-click cannot be captured
  • Limited button options for scrolling
Most mentioned
  • Works
  • Easy and fast way to navigate between tabs
  • Does what it needs to do
  • Simple and robust
  • Does not work on some pages
  • Interruptions on some pages
  • Limited button options for scrolling
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Safety
Risk impact

TabScroller 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

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

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