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Post Posted January 14th, 2012, 4:04 am

Why is its Mozilla Addons page down?

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Post Posted January 14th, 2012, 8:15 am

I would guess only the author could tell you. Maybe he just figured it's redundant to the new unloaded restored tabs behavior that comes stock since 9.0?

Edit: looks like Tab Utilities is able to do something similar:
http://tabutils.uservoice.com/forums/43 ... ns/2055827
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Post Posted January 15th, 2012, 9:02 am

The addon is back where it is. Thanks!

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Post Posted January 15th, 2012, 3:57 pm

Ahhhh.... typical AMO weirdness. If in doubt about anything happening on AMO, just give it 24 hours.
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Post Posted January 28th, 2012, 1:29 am

Down again. Anyone know where I can download 0.22?

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Post Posted February 15th, 2012, 7:06 pm

Took me some searching, font version 0.2.2 in softpedia, link:
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/Firefox-Extensions/UnloadTab.shtml
text:
mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/Firefox-Extensions/UnloadTab.shtml

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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 12:34 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:I would guess only the author could tell you. Maybe he just figured it's redundant to the new unloaded restored tabs behavior that comes stock since 9.0?

Edit: looks like Tab Utilities is able to do something similar:
http://tabutils.uservoice.com/forums/43 ... ns/2055827


Unloading tabs from memory is AT LEAST as important as not loading them on startup. Hence unloadtab is anything but reduntant.
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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 2:16 pm

It is redundant if you consider that you can unload tabs just by moving them to a different Tab Group.
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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 2:26 pm

For those that like to live on the edge:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /dormancy/

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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 7:46 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:It is redundant if you consider that you can unload tabs just by moving them to a different Tab Group.

Is that a realistic workflow for those who only ever have a handful of tabs on their main window for visual access?

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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 9:50 pm

I don't see how any of this relates to realistic workflow with only an handful of tabs. I've never seen a need for this running Firefox with a handful of tabs and the machines I run on are not even remotely close to being new or fast. I actually think reloading tabs when I switch to them would be somewhat disruptive, for instance any sites that currently don't handle session restore well (like ones with a Flash interface) would essentially break *during* the session, which would seem to defeat the entire purpose behind leaving a session open for a long time as opposed to just closing out. This would also break things like playing music in a background tab while browsing, or having a tab open with email set to give you alerts when you get new emails. Many sites expect the browser to be running concurrent things at once. It just seems to me that people are coming up with elaborate ways to get around using bookmarks.
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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 10:18 pm

No, I think this is about not being corralled into one specific way of managing tabs.

1) If used to using bookmarks, then use bookmarks.
2) If active user of Tab Utilities, then use the built-in reload function.
3) If not active user of Tab Utilities and want timer-based tab unloading, then use Dormancy.
4) If not active user of Tab Utilities and don't want timer-based tab unloading, then use UnloadTab.

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Post Posted February 29th, 2012, 5:11 pm

This is the URL I had for it, though it is not there now, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/unloadtab/.

Sure would be nice if AMO left some note as to an extensions whereabouts if it is pulled or otherwise moved.

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Post Posted March 2nd, 2012, 4:17 pm

@therube Hey i was wondering the same thing as you! I found unload tab on an external page. apparantly mozilla isnt down with unload tab anymore even tho they still dont have the must have feature to manually unload tabs. Heres the links i found

Windows:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/I ... dTab.shtml

Mac:
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-U ... dTab.shtml

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Post Posted March 6th, 2012, 2:25 am

Wow yeah thats so weird ive been looking for such an addon for awhile. Is there noting on mozilla addons site? only the softpedia site?

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