Tab Wrangler

Tab Wrangler

Automatically closes inactive tabs and makes it easy to get them back

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What is Tab Wrangler?
Tab Wrangler is a Firefox add-on that is designed to manage your open tabs efficiently. It automatically closes tabs that have been idle for a set period of time. This feature not only simplifies your browsing experience but also decreases Firefox's memory usage. With this add-on, auto-closed tabs are conveniently stored in a 'Tab Corral' and can be easily reopened. Additional features include the capability to lock tabs, saving settings through Firefox sync, and excluding pinned tabs or tabs playing audio from auto-closing.
Merlin
Stats
Users: 1,457 ▲ 7
Rating: 4.35 (40)
Version: 7.5.1 (Last updated: 2024-05-24)
Creation date: 2018-04-20
Weekly download count: 32
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • alarms
  • contextMenus
  • sessions
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 398.39K
URLs: Website
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Tab Wrangler
Tab Wrangler (v7.5.1)
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Summary

Too many tabs? Tab Wrangler automatically closes tabs that haven't been used recently and makes it easy to re-open them.

See how Tab Wrangler can free your Firefox from tab clutter in our walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtP7pysqHY8

  • Dramatically reduces Firefox memory usage if you usually keep dozens of tabs open
  • Automatically closes idle tabs after designated time
  • Prevent auto-closing from your favorite sites
  • Saves closed tabs, easy to re-open
  • Firefox sync saves settings between computers
  • Doesn't close pinned tabs
  • Optionally doesn't close tabs playing audio
  • Lock tabs from closing

Don't worry, auto-closed tabs are stored in the Tab Corral in case you need to re-open them. It will dramatically reduce Firefox's memory usage if you usually keep dozens of tabs open, and it will save your brain from tab overload.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Helps manage numerous open tabs and prevents crashes by auto-closing them based on customizable rules
  • Allows for setting a timer to close tabs automatically to save memory and declutter the browser
  • Can revive closed tabs from a backlog, which provides a safety net for auto-closed tabs
  • The add-on is customizable with options to lock tabs and configure auto-closure timings
Cons
  • Default auto-close settings can lead to unintentional closing of important tabs if not configured properly
  • Clunky and non-intuitive user interface makes initial setup difficult and may lead to accidental tab loss
  • Does not remember tabs across browser restarts, which can interfere with long-duration tab timer settings
  • Limited tab recovery history with a default of only remembering a certain number of tabs
Most mentioned
  • Risk of losing tabs due to default settings and lack of clear warnings
  • Timer functionality to auto-close tabs based on inactivity
  • Difficulty with the user interface and setting up the add-on
  • Ability to lock tabs and retrieve them from a closed tab backlog
  • Issues with tab timer not persisting through browser restarts
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Safety
Risk impact

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

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