Intent to implement: Tab hiding

Andrew McKay amckay at
Mon Oct 23 16:14:20 UTC 2017

We plan to implement some APIs to allow WebExtensions to interact with
the tab strip and hide tabs. This will be done in a progressive manner
over the next few releases, as we add in more and more features to
ensure that we get an appropriate balance of functionality, security
and privacy.

I've documented the steps and some of the discussion here:

The first step is to implement a limited hiding API as documented here:

Managing bugs with over 100 comments on them gets quite hard. If
you've got more comments, it would make implementation easier (and
faster) if you could file new as blockers against the tracking issue:


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