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Tab Tosser

Automatically close tabs you have ignored for too long.

Free yourself of digital clutter.

Add to Firefox

How to use

Install Tab Tosser from Firefox Add-ons. (Fear not. No tabs will be closed until you tell Tab Tosser to start.)

Configure how long a tab should have been ignored before it is closed. You can pick between a few days, a few weeks, or a few months.
Enjoy the cognitive relief of having fewer open tabs.

Frequently asked questions

When will a tab be closed?

A tab will be closed when it has not been viewed for longer than the tab expiration time you set.

How long can I keep a tab around?

The tab expiration period options are 3–6 days, 1–3 weeks, 1–3 months.

What happens when I have not accessed a tab within the expiration time period?

The tab is closed, quietly and without warning.

Because losing tabs may be scary, the URL and title of the closed tab is logged. The log of closed tabs is viewable in Tab Tosser’s settings in the Firefox add-on manager. The log is kept for the duration of the tab expiration period setting. For example, if the tab expiration period is set to 1 week, the closed tab will stay in the log for 1 week.

A count of the number of tabs closed is incremented. This is viewable in Tab Tosser’s settings in the Firefox add-on manager.

What happens if I go on vacation?

Tab Tosser’s vacation detection feature will activate when you have not used Firefox for longer than the tab expiration period. Tab Tosser will pause closing tabs for 2–7 days depending on your tab expiration period.

Are pinned tabs special?

Yes, pinned tabs are special. Tab Tosser will never close a pinned tab.

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