extension ExtPose

Most Recent Used Tab Stack

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Moves your most recent tab to the front (or back) of your stack. View options for update log. Works with pinned tabs.

Description from store This extension moves your most recently used (MRU) tab to the front or back. Allowing Ctrl+tab to work in most recently used order. This is an update to https://goo.gl/F0pGhZ to support the new api. Also works with pinned tabs. 1.5 - Simpler Code, fix to sometimes send the tab to the back. 1.4 - Fix to support chrome bug while tab.query is broken. 1.3 - Right to left support. 1.2 - Removed more permissions. Now doesn't need anything additional to function. 1.1 - Working with multiple windows now. Removed some unneeded permissions.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-08-08) Günther Bosch: I LOVE IT! I just found out that it accepts decimal values for the Delay!! 0.5 sec worked best for me. Great for guys like me who step quickly through the tabs and dont want to wait for the sorting. :) UPDATE: After 5 years this is still the first extension I add whenever I get hands on a vanilla browser. Never had an issue. I hope this extension continues to work. Or companies understand that MRU (Most Recently Used) Features are great. I guess some UX Experts are still not convinced.
  • (2022-08-09) Gary Williams: I don't understand why more people don't use this extension. It does what it says, which is life changing for my mess of tabs.
  • (2018-07-29) Ed Cottingham: This extension is (cyber) life-changing, for me! I had been using it for several years under the simple name, "Tab Stack," unless I am confused. I acquired a new MacBook Pro a year or so ago and mostly neglected the new machine although I did notice that my most recently used tabs were not sliding to the left. I only tolerated this because of the occasional use of the machine. I have finally embraced this extra 1.5 lbs of kit and started carrying the Pro machine and was maddened by the disappearance of this feature. Today, I got it sorted (Chrome, myself, and the tabs). I gather that we got a renaming somewhere along the line, perhaps in adjusting to Chrome updates. Anyway, IT IS BACK! I cannot imagine why the world has not swarmed to this and Google paid Brandon about $25 million to incorporate it in standard Chrome. I remember the day I first got it...I was only looking for something to allow me to toggle between tabs, as I had done in the Windows world, ALL THE TIME. For the first five minutes, I thought that the whole sliding thing was, well, weird. And then, **EUREKA** ...weird and wonderful! Thanks so much, Brandon.
  • (2018-04-09) Zack Philipps: This is amazing. Finally something that works!
  • (2018-01-30) Brandon Meyer: MRU Tab stack working with pinned tabs. And doesn't need special permissions. Simple, works.
  • (2018-01-07) Yuriy Mann: Great solution, but would be even better if timeout could be less than 1s and no switching occured until Ctrl is released. Added respective comment in the Support section.
  • (2017-12-28) ВАСЯ пупкин: Господи! Как же долго я его искал! Lightweight and speed thing! Thank you, autor, for this! *****
  • (2017-08-01) Mark Meuer: Finally! THIS is the way to solve the problem of ctrl-TAB not going in most-recently used order. I no longer have to mess with mapping new keyboard shortcuts, and my fingers no longer have the learn a new shortcut to get this behavior. As a plus, I really like that my tabs end up in order used, most recent on left and oldest on the right. Many thanks for a great extension!
  • (2015-08-31) Andrew Freese: It's every bit as good as tab stack used to be. Thanks!

Latest issues

  • (2021-06-03, v:1.4) Elya Sheinin: Last update broke the functionality
    It now move the select tab to the right, making the exact opposite of what it should. checking or unchecking the Right to Left option doesn't make any difference
  • (2020-04-17, v:1.3) Johny Why: How To Return CTRL-PgUp and CTRL-PgDown to NORMAL?
    Hi. This is my favorite extension! But, why are you hijacking my CTRL-PgUp and CTRL-PgDown keys. I NEED THOSE! Now i cannot navigate tabs normally. i LOVE your CTRL-TAB function. But, can you PLEASE LEAVE MY OTHER KEYS ALONE? How to fix??? thx
  • (2016-02-27, v:1.2) Jan Kowalski: Great solution!
    This extension is even better now it supports pinned tabs, great work! It would be even greater if it delayed switching tabs until Ctrl key is released. This way it would be easier to scan through open tabs using Ctrl+Tab and choose the interesting one.


236 history
4.9167 (12 votes)
Last update / version
2021-06-04 / 1.5
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