Mosab Ibrahim

Site Reliability Engineer @ GoCardless

Power Close, My First Firefox Addon

I open a lot of tabs on firefox, and I mean A LOT! I was searching for addons to help me close tabs as fast as I open them so that I would keep the rate of open tabs steady. The best I found was something that closed duplicate tabs.

I usually have a lot of tabs from the same domain name open most of the time when I am researching something, or even when I am surfing facebook. So I thought it would be cool if I could close tabs belonging to a specific domain name, and not just duplicate.

I didn't find it, so I created it. Pretty basic, no optimization whatsoever, but here it is and here is the code.

I submitted it yesterday for review by Mozilla, and today I got an email stating that the addon has undergone full review :)

How to use it

After installation, this icon will appear as a button in your browser:

Firefox Power Close Addon Button

Press on it, and an input field will appear. Write the keyword or domain name in it and press enter, and voila!

Screenshot

What’s next for "Power Close"

There are a couple of ideas for future features :

Context menu shortcut: Adding a context menu entry to close all tabs from current selected tab’s domain

Autocomplete: I am planning on implementing autocomplete so you don’t have to type full domain names.

List current open domains: a feature to list currently open domain names listed by the count of open tabs from every domain in a descending.

IDN domain names support: currently the addon does not support domain names using non English letters and numbers. I am planning on adding this support at some point or another.

Other closing options would be thought of as well. Feel free to suggest ideas.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firefox-power-close/developers

 

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