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Tab Mix Plus

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Tab Mix Plus was an extension for an older version of Firefox before Firefox Quantum debuted in 2017. It gave users granular control over how tabs performed in the browser and allowed actions such as duplicating tabs, tab focus control, and a session manager to assist with crash recovery.

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We have 1 review for Tab Mix Plus. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.

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My Opinion on Tab Mix Plus
written by grex on 2018-04-05 08:05:01
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Overall Opinion: Until the release of Firefox Quantum in 2017, Tab Mix Plus was the best extension for managing your tabs in the Firefox browser. It allowed granular control of nearly all functions related to tab, including choosing how new links appear in the tab interface. In fact, these features added such quality of life to browsing that they're now incorporated into Firefox by default. One interesting feature of this extension was the ability to choose which tabs gain focus based on the link a user clicked. For example, if a user opened a link directly from a bookmark, this extension could focus those tabs immediately without making it the default behavior for all links clicked on the internet. This granular control was great for creating sessions for performing specific tasks. The Session Manager featured in Tab Mix Plus became so popular with users that other extension developers copied the feature to release a new extension alongside the release of Firefox Quantum. The Tab Mix Plus session manager was one of the first of its kind and allowed users to group tabs to open at the same time. These sessions could be named and recalled at will, and if the browser happened to crash, the session could be recalled. The session manager also included any text or data that was entered into web forms and fields, making it a handy tool for avoiding the loss of work if Firefox happened to crash. Tab Mix Plus could also be used to customize the style of the tab bar, which was a handy feature. It could highlight unread tabs that you've opened but haven't clicked over to and allowed users to specify tab width, height, text color, and more. While Tab Mix Plus hasn't been updated to work with Firefox Quantum, it's still available to download for use with previous versions of Firefox.

Pros: Easy to use and completely free Makes the tab experience in Firefox customizable Recover your tabs from a crash with Session Manager Navigate the internet with mouse and clicking gestures Create custom shortcuts to access your favorite sites

Cons: No longer being actively developed Not available for Chrome or other browsers So many options it can be complicated for newbies to configure

grex is using Tab Mix Plus every other week recently.


  • Free and open source tab manager for Firefox
  • Duplicate tabs with ease
  • Control when new tabs gain focus
  • Control tab clicking options
  • Undo closed tabs and windows
  • Session Manager for crash recovery
  • Mouse gestures for navigation
You can always update Tab Mix Plus to add more features!


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