Here is my situation. I have 100 tabs open in Firefox. Within each tab is 20 unique URLs. I only need 10 of these links. This adds up to 1000 unique URLs I need extracted into a text list, so I can copy paste into another program to open them all at once in Firefox as separate tabs.

I'm looking for a way to quickly apply a filter and search within these 100 tabs to output a list of the 1000 unique URLs. Currently I've only found addons similar to one called LinkGopher They are only able to filter from 1 tab at a time. I need an addon that can filter links WITHIN ALL open tabs.

  • Hi, do you have any coding knowledge? – dmb May 2 '19 at 19:02
  • No unfortunately. – a1chera_ May 2 '19 at 19:19
  • Hmm then I believe you could try iMacros or Selenium IDE. You can run a Macros that includes all the steps needed for one tab and finish it by moving to the next one. But I can't help you alot given that I usually code a small script for stuff like this. – dmb May 2 '19 at 19:24
  • Out of curiosity what type of coding language should I learn if I wanted create this script myself? JavaScript? I dabbled in Python a few years ago over at codeacademy, but lost interest. Creating scripts is something I'd find most useful because I run into a lot of problems like the one I mentioned here, where I want to automate something to save hours of repetitive actions only to achieve 1 simple result. – a1chera_ May 2 '19 at 19:35
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    People code this scripts in a bunch of high level languages like Javascipt, Java, C# or python. Personally I use Python3+Selenium+Firefox. It's way easier to learn a language by doing than by just studying. If you have an objective then it should be easy to prototype something, baby steps are the key. – dmb May 2 '19 at 19:46

I'd recommend learning JavaScript and then building a custom UserScript in Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey. These tools are designed specifically to let you analyze and manipulate the content of web pages, as well as loading/saving user preferences, and even opening new tabs, which is exactly what you need.

If you're new to coding, this probably sounds quite daunting, and honestly, it won't be easy. But your friends over at Stack Overflow can help if you have any specific issues along the way. :)

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