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submitted 1 month ago by Aatube@kbin.social to c/foss@beehaw.org

Waterfox is integrating Tree-Style Tabs as a vertical tabs solution, complete with image tab previews and optimizations for tabs outside the scrolling.

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[-] frogmint@beehaw.org 6 points 1 month ago

I haven't used Waterfox but didnt realize they're independent again. Maybe I'll give it a try, but I'm liking LibreWolf.

https://www.waterfox.net/blog/a-new-chapter-for-waterfox/

Waterfox was sold to an advertising company in 2019. However, the founder took back over in 2023.

[-] Aatube@kbin.social 2 points 1 month ago

Still don't get the stigma by association... as long as there's no evidence of changes we'll be fine

[-] librecat@lemmy.basedcount.com 3 points 1 month ago

That's amazing! I happen to use both waterfox and tree style tabs already, like a dream cone true.

[-] UndercoverUlrikHD@programming.dev 3 points 1 month ago

After ublock origin and dark reader, it's definitely one of the best extensions out there, cool to see it getting further support.

[-] Shareni@programming.dev 2 points 1 month ago

First time I'm hearing about Waterfox, but it's strange they're leaving in the regular tabs. I hope they add the option to remove them instead of having to use custom CSS like in FF.

[-] Nyla_Smokeyface@beehaw.org 1 points 1 month ago

Wow! That's really cool! Good for the devs at TreeStyleTab!!!

[-] RandomStickman@kbin.run 1 points 1 month ago

I wonder if it allows auto hiding? If so it would be perfect!

[-] Aatube@kbin.social 2 points 1 month ago
[-] RandomStickman@kbin.run 1 points 1 month ago

It would minimise until I move the curser to the left, which then it would pop out. If the curser leaves the tab area it would minimise itself. It used to be a function once upon a time before Firefox changed how extensions work.

I couldn't get used to pressing a hotkey/button to hide/unhide it when the current version came out. I did find some custom scripts that might work from some casual searching though.

[-] Aatube@kbin.social 1 points 1 month ago

The Waterfox blog post doesn't mention it, and you'd need to change userChrome.css to do that atm. Personally I use TreeStyleTab as my primary tab view.

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