Users of Tab Groups, which is not for vertical tabs, might be confused and/or misled by the multiple recommendations to replace it with Tab Center Redux, which is for vertical tabs and (if I recall correctly) not for grouping:
Please be prepared to include any/all of them in due course. Firefox 57 will probably be too soon to recommend any one. (I guess that the finder should exclude extensions that are experimental – true?)
Thanks @grahamperrin! But yea, to this point I’ve not included any recommendations marked as experimental, so that would preclude Conex. Simplified Tab Groups is almost an ideal replacement, but it currently has compatibility issues so that makes me a bit uneasy to add as a recommended replacement.
let’s not be shy about this: the required WebExtensions API is not available.
Groups of tabs (multiple groups in any window)
Does anyone see a significant resemblance between Tab Groups and Tab Center Redux? The clue’s in the name – groups – and from the add-on page:
… Groups are incredibly easy to use! … switch between your groups …
… groups management … drag tabs across groups or out of their current group to create a new one. … only the tabs in the chosen group will be visible. …
… name groups, resize them and rearrange them visually however you like. Create groups …
Not one mention of the word group at the Tab Center Redux page.
Similarly: nothing group-related at the page for … sorry, I began comparing the three other recommendations then realised, results for Tab Groups are very fuzzy.
Later I stumbled across this:
if the finder will recommend things that are entirely irrelevant
then people might learn to treat it as a waste of time
– and consider the possibility that negativity from the finder will have a knock-on effect on perceptions of the much broader changes to AMO.
if tabs is the keyword, then the tabs catgory https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/tabs/ should be a place to go (sadly polluted by things such as this and this, which seem entirely irrelevant – like, you might use a tab to view a page when you use the extension, but that’s no reason to waste space by abusing the category – OT, that’s an issue for … 2018, maybe).
Please, folks, let’s make the new finder a tool of real value. Thanks!
It seems ReloadEvery already has a recommendation on ExtensionFinder (Tab Auto Refresh), but the latter does not really have anything in common with the original addon as far as the UI goes. ReloadMatic is a much better match as it is very similar to ReloadEvery while at the same time offers additional features.
Thanks, Scrollkey is not a replacement … in retrospect, it’s probably unfair to use this topic for things that might be irreplaceable. Sorry. I removed three of the five extensions from post 101 above.
Instead please see the list at post 35 under Concern about WebExtensions exclusive strategy from add-on authors and users;
I accept that some of these will be irreplaceable. For posterity …