TST Tab Search

TST Tab Search

Search for or filter the Tabs in TST's sidebar, and quickly find and activate them.

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What is TST Tab Search?

"TST Tab Search" is a practical Firefox add-on designed to bolster the Tree Style Tabs extension. It introduces a search box into the TST's sidebar, enabling the user to swiftly locate and activate tabs within the current window. It boasts advanced customizable options such as hotkey search activation, customizable search filters and panels, and the ability to cycle through results. Enhanced search attributes include case sensitivity, whole word, and regular expression search. The add-on does not collect data and is designed to integrate smoothly with the TST extension without causing data loss.

Stats date:
By: NiklasG
Users: 938 ▲ 26
Version: 0.0.7 (Last updated: 2023-07-28)
Creation date: 2021-06-08
Weekly download count: 21
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • notifications
  • tabs
Size: 188.30K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This is an extension for the browser extension Tree Style Tabs (TST). It adds a search box to TST's sidebar, allowing to search the tabs in the current window. With TST Tab Search you can:

  • start searching with a global search hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+F)
  • customize the filtered tabs and the search panel
  • cycle through results and then switch to the tabs
  • search case sensitive, as whole word, or by regular expression
  • show and search by tab ID
  • search by any tab property
There are quite a lot of things that can, but don't need to, be changed in the extensions options. The descriptions of the options also explain how some of the more advanced search features work. Should the search bar not show up after installing this extension, then have a look at the top of the options page as well. The options can be opened by either going to about:addons > "Extensions" > "TST Tab Search" > "Preferences", or right clicking the icon at the top right of the browser > "Manage Extension" > "Preferences". Should the icon not be there, then right click any of the other icons, select "Customize Toolbar" (last entry) and look on that page.

Many thanks to TST's author piroor, who has not only developed TST as a great standalone extension, but also designed a very good API for other extensions to interact and integrate with TST. With that, writing the initial version of this extension from scratch took only about two long afternoons (but refining it took a lot longer)

Permissions Used:

  • "Access to browser tabs": Get titles and URLs of tabs to be searched.
  • "Display notifications to you": Notify when something went wrong, or right.
Privacy / Disclaimer:
    This extension doesn't collect any data, nor does it directly or indirectly contact any entity outside the browser, nor does it anything that should be detectable by websites whatsoever. This extension only momentarily changes how tabs are displayed in the sidebar, but does no persistent changes to them, and should thus also not be able to cause any (tab) data loss.

    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.
    • Helps in organizing tabs
    • Allows user to search for tabs
    • In active development
    • Issues with searching for a tab by words in its title
    • Sometimes nothing happens or gives an error message
    • Heavy on resources
    • Doesn’t hide unmatched tabs or complete trees that do not match the search
    • No option to search across windows
    Most mentioned
    • Problems with search functionality
    • Need for a dark theme
    • Addition of settings to improve functionality
    • Resource usage
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    Risk impact

    TST Tab Search 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

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

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