the cure for tabitis

Taboo was an extension for Firefox that utilied the "save session" code to put tabs to sleep.

Taboo showing saved sites

A collaboration between Ian Fischer, Manish Singh and myself.

When the user clicked "save", it would take a screenshot, save the tab state (similar to how scroll position, etc is saved when you restart your browser), and save the text content of the page.

Then you could search through the saved tabs (including full-text search)


Taboo was created when extensions were given full priviledges in browsers. I was able to reach into lots of internals to add this functionality. Sandboxing of extensions and a real API limit these sort of ideas from being implemented now-a-days.