Tab Mover is a Firefox Addon for quickly moving tabs between windows via the context menu. It can move tabs between two normal windows, two windows in incognito mode and from a normal window to an window in incognito mode. Since it is not possible to directly move tabs between normal windows and windows in incognito mode, Tab Mover can perform the equivalent of moving a tab by closing and reopening such tabs in another window.


Screenshot of the context menu entries of the Tab Mover Firefox addon


The latest version of Tab Mover is available from the Mozilla Add-ons for Firefox Website.

Source Code Repository

The current development version is available from the source code repository.


2021-04-08: Tab Mover 9

  • Move pinned tabs correctly
  • Adjust command line options to Inkscape 1.0

2021-03-01: Tab Mover 8

  • Preserve active and highlighted properties of moved tabs
  • Add French translations

2018-11-25: Tab Mover 7

  • Allow moving multiple highlighted tabs
  • Create menus on-the-fly

2018-05-31: Tab Mover 6

  • Bump version number for resubmission to

2018-05-31: Tab Mover 5

  • Remove incorrect specification of the tab position when creating new tabs
  • Remove generated files on the clean target

2017-02-22: Tab Mover 4

  • Generate manifest.json
  • Update menu when reopening a tab
  • Allow reopening tabs from normal windows in incognito windows
  • Clean up code

2017-02-19: Tab Mover 3

  • Add German translation
  • Expand description and improve wording

2017-02-19: Tab Mover 2

  • Bump version number for resubmission to

2017-02-19: Tab Mover 1

  • Initial revision

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In order to move a tab between windows, open the tab context menu by clicking on the tab using the right mouse button, then open the submenu named "Tab Mover", and finally select a window from the submenu named "Move to Window". Multiple tabs can be moved by opening the context menu on a tab belonging to a group of highlighted tabs (highlighting multiple tabs is possible starting from Firefox 62 if the preference browser.tabs.multiselect is set to "true").

In order to close a tab in a window in incognito mode and to reopen its URL in a normal window or vice versa, open the tab context menu by clicking the tab using the right mouse button, then open the submenu named "Tab Mover", and finally select a window from the submenu named "Close and Reopen in Window".


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Bug Reports

When sending bug reports, please always mention the exact version of the addon with which the issue occurs as well as the version of Firefox and the operating system you are using and make sure that you provide sufficient information to reproduce the issue and include any error messages.


Except otherwise noted, all files are Copyright (C) 2017 Guido Berhoerster and distributed under the following license terms:

Copyright (C) 2017 Guido Berhoerster

This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file, You can obtain one at