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Quick Tabs

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A keyboard centric most recently used (MRU) ordered page list plugin with seek and switch functionality inspired by IntelliJ IDEA

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Description from store Quick Tabs is a tab management browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser based on the "Recent Files" quick selector built into the excellent IntelliJ IDEA by Jetbrains. Quick Tabs allows you to move quickly between recently used tabs without requiring the use of your mouse, locate and switch to tabs as you need them with minimal keystrokes even when you have large numbers of open tabs. Visit the [Quick Tabs](https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/jnjfeinjfmenlddahdjdmgpbokiacbbb) google extensions page to install and try it out ... # FEATURES * Lists all the open tabs in Chrome across all of your open windows * Tabs are listed in most recently used (MRU) order and excludes the current tab (since you're switching tabs) * Fuzzy search your bookmarks: * Bookmarks are automatically searched when only a few tabs match your search string * Add a space at the start or end of your search string to search bookmarks along with tabs * Start your search with `/b` or add **two spaces** at the start or end of your search string to search only bookmarks * delete bookmarks directly from the search results by clicking the 'x' * Fuzzy search your browser history: * Start your search with `/h` or add **three spaces** at the start or end of your search string to search browser history * Find noisy tabs by searching for `<))` * Chrome keyboard shortcuts (configured using the keyboard shortcuts dialog at the bottom of the Chrome Extensions page): * Shortcut key to launch popup window from most tabs (default ctrl+e, cmd+e on Mac, ctrl+q on Linux). * Select previous tab without loading the popup window (unmapped by default) * Select next tab without loading the popup window (unmapped by default) * IMPORTANT the 'next tab' shortcut is only available for a second or so (while the badge text is orange) before the current tab is moved to the top of the MRU list. * Duplicate the current tab without (unmapped by default) * Tab list popup shortcut keys: * Select previous tab (same as Chrome keyboard shortcut or up arrow) * Select next tab (same as Chrome keyboard shortcut or down arrow) * Switch to selected Item (enter) * Duplicate the selected item and switch to it (same as Chrome keyboard shortcut, unmapped by default) * To close selected tab (default ctrl+d, see extension options) * Displays the number of tabs you currently have open in all your Chrome windows * Quickly search and select tabs by typing letters in the page title or url * Track recently closed tabs and allow them to be searched and restored * Popup customization using css # COMMANDS Commands start with a `/` and can be typed in the popup window search box to tweak the search behaviour or perform actions on tabs; ### Query Commands * `/b <query>` - search bookmarks * `/h <query>` - search browser history * `/w <query>` - search the tabs in the current window only * `/p <query>` - search pinned tabs only * `/g <query>` - search tabs that belong to the same tab group as the current tab (or no tab group if it's not in a group) ### Search Types You can now change the search type for a single search, this can help if you have a specific search string in engine combo in mind. * `/fuzzy <query>` - use the fuzzy search engine for this query only * `/fuse <query>` - use the fuse search engine for this query only * `/regex <query>` - use the regex search engine for this query only * `/subs <query>` - use the subs search engine for this query only ### Tab Management Tab management commands all accept RegExp search queries. * `/close <query>` - search for and close tabs * `/merge <query>` - merge tabs into the current window * `/split <query>` - split tabs and move them into a new window * `/reload <query>` - reload all the tabs in the search result * `/mute <query>` - mute the tabs in the search result * `/unmute <query>` - unmute the tabs in the search result * `/group <query>` - create new tab groups or move tabs into groups using the search results # PERMISSIONS Quick Tabs requires the following: * **Read and change your browsing history**: _read only_ access is required to record your open tabs and search browser history. * **Read and change your bookmarks**: _read/write_ access is required to search, display and remove (by clicking the 'x' in the results list) bookmarks. # SCREENSHOTS #### Quick Tabs ready for action. ![Popup Screenshot](screenshots/in_action.png?raw=true) #### Tab and bookmark search. ![Search Screenshot](screenshots/searching_tabs.png?raw=true) #### History search. ![Search History](screenshots/searching_history.png?raw=true) Search your browser history by starting your search with '/h ' or adding 3 spaces to the end of your search query. #### Decide what to show. ![Search History](screenshots/go_minimal.png?raw=true) #### Custom CSS styling. ![Search Screenshot](screenshots/custom_css.png?raw=true) In this case https://userstyles.org/styles/99938/better-styling-for-chrome-extension-quick-tabs by @Bunnyslippers. See the [./3rdParty/css](./3rdParty/css) directory. # SOURCE The source code for this extension is available on [github](http://github.com/babyman/quick-tabs-chrome-extension), please feel free to inspect it before you install this extension, especially as I am asking permission to interact with your computer and its private data. You can also install it manually if you want to be certain that the source code on github is directly what you install. Note, this will NOT automatically update the extension when bugs are fixed and features are added. In your terminal, `cd` to the folder you want to clone it to, and run `git clone https://github.com/babyman/quick-tabs-chrome-extension`. Then in Google Chrome, click `Window - Extensions`, click the checkbox called "Developer Mode", and click the "Load unpacked extension" button. Navigate to the cloned project, and select the "quick-tabs" folder. You now have the plugin loaded as a developer. Again, this will NOT automatically update the extension when bugs are fixed and features are added. # FEEDBACK AND BUGS Please report all your valuable feedback, feature requests and bug reports on the github [issues page](http://github.com/babyman/quick-tabs-chrome-extension/issues) for this extension. # AND FINALLY If you find Quick Tabs useful and want to buy me a coffee, I really like coffee :D ... [![ko-fi](https://www.ko-fi.com/img/githubbutton_sm.svg)](https://ko-fi.com/V7V71963F) # RELEASE NOTES 2021.6.29 - merged PR #349, support deleting bookmarks from the results list, thanks @shihshen. PR #351, assign a window specific class to result list items, thanks @kjelly. 2021.6.16 - merged PR #344, added support to order tabs by URL, thanks @armstrongli. PR #347 added new native chrome css, thanks @piyush1104. 2021.3.21 - merged PR #341, Tab order update delay of 0 ms is not respected, thanks @legate. Fix an issue loading saved shortcut keys and set the badge background color to red when debug == true, fix a 10-year-old Yellow Argon Web Store keyword violation because Quick Tabs has nothing to do with `search` or `tab` ![VIOLATION!](screenshots/keyword_violation.png?raw=true) 2021.1.31 - merged PR #333, option to enter custom debounce delay value, thanks @goran-zdjelar, add duplicate tab keyboard shortcut, add 2 new group commands `/g` to search current tabs group only and `/group` to create groups and move tabs into groups 2020.9.8 - merged pull request #330, fix for issue that some undefined elements, thanks @jaekyeom (refs #326). 2020.6.30 - upgrade jQuery (fixes #318) 2020.6.3 - fix bug #315 adding spaces to search bookmarks and histories no longer working 2020.5.31 - merge pull request #314 to fix undefined tabs, thanks @NicoWeio (refs #251, #310, #275, #313). Added back the space prefix to search bookmarks and history, fixes #311, support searching pinned tabs only `/p `, fixes #290 2020.3.10 - combined the code that handles the `no tabs match` keyboard and empty tab list triggers to behave more consistently, fixes #302 2020.1.26 - bug fix, "Can't switch to "discarded" tabs" fixes #300 2020.1.25 - merge pull request #211, "add option to order tabs in window order" thanks @gregsadetsky and request #301, "Fix command key combination issue in popup" thanks @powpowshen also switch search type used by commands from substr to regexp, see #299. 2020.1.18 - bug fix, "when no tabs match" stopped working, fixes #298 2020.1.13 - call .stopPropagation() in click event handlers, refs #295, add debouncing to improve the responsiveness of the UI when entering queries, refs #297 2020.1.8 - refined tab moving options, see 'Only move tabs when switched via the extension popup', fixes #296 2020.1.5 - add support to keep window tabs in MRU order with the 'Move tab to leftmost position on switch' option see #174 ** See GitHub for the complete release history ** # ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Inspired by http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ Icon image based on photo by Ged Carroll found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/renaissancechambara/3380657988/ Blank Icon by Deleket (Jo) http://deleket.deviantart.com/

Latest reviews

  • (2023-10-15) Dan H: Doesn't work. Keeps switching me to random tabs in other windows. NOT the MRU tab.
  • (2023-05-26) Anibal Sólon: Great extension, help me fight the tab chaos
  • (2023-05-11) Nathanial Baumsteiger: This is a critical extension for any researcher, quickstart or support person needing to reference multiple tabs over multiple days. FEEDBACK: It would be nice if a pop-up or the extension color changed when a customizable "Open Tab" threshold is met. Ex: I have 90 tabs open and my threshold is 90...at 91 the extension turns red.
  • (2022-10-23) Luis Eduardo Velez Montoya: You need this in your life! ❤️
  • (2022-08-12) Tioman Island: If you have 20+ tabs open this extension is a must! Minimalistic, clean, fast. Amaizing work!
  • (2022-06-12) Jack Z: Used to be awesome but now you can't see the number in dark mode on your browser. There's just a dark blue box when Chrome is in dark mode itself.
  • (2022-04-23) Юрий: Супер
  • (2022-04-11) Paulo Buchsbaum: It is very useful for those who, like me, use many tabs at the same time and thus get a little lost. It has the advantage, in relation to similar ones, of not being invasive and still showing recently closed tabs.
  • (2022-03-21) Tom Walker: Saves me maybe 15 minutes a day in lost productivity. Amazing! Killer features: - Ability to search for tabs with a given name without using the mouse - Ability to quickly view the names of tabs and close them fast.
  • (2022-03-05) Peter Kehl: Thank you. So productive.
  • (2021-11-21) Benedict Harris: essential extension. Use also with key command for last tab. if anyone is interestied,: here is CSS to put in the options, cleaner design: ------copy below----- div.url{ display:none; } .withfocus div.url{ display:block; } .item:hover div.url{ display:block; } body{ width:600px; } div.title { padding-top: 8px; } .withfocus div.title{ padding-top: 2px; } .item:hover div.title{ padding-top: 2px; }
  • (2021-11-12) Andrew Meyer: Exactly what I needed! So many other similar extensions were too limited (usually only supported the last tab, like the "last channel" button on a TV remote). This was far superior and gave me the full tab navigation I needed. Pro tip: enable the popup-less shortcuts for switching to last/next tabs -- they're unmapped by default. I mapped them to cmd+< and cmd+> and it works wonderfully. I also love that this project is open-source, as I found the github repo (https://github.com/babyman/quick-tabs-chrome-extension). I would recommend updating this extension's product page to be better formatted though. It's hard to read, as it looks like just a copy/paste of the markdown from the repo's README.
  • (2021-10-19) John Alsterda: Great extension! Necessary to migrate from Firefox with recency-ordered tab switching. One issue (please reply if operator error): Often when I "activate the extension" (which I've mapped to ^Q on iMac) it opens a new tab instead of the correct behavior. Any idea why?
  • (2021-09-21) Pat MySecret: This is proving very helpful
  • (2021-08-26) Adithya Karavadi: Must have extension. Makes life easy to deal with O(100) tabs.
  • (2021-07-30) Ryan Gillen: Wow... The clicks and time that this extension will save me is hard to measure. I'm now immediately going to "buy you a coffee" (on Paypal or whatever other method you have listed). Keep up the awesome work.
  • (2021-07-24) Петр X: Лучшее! Еще бы поярче отображался бы список страницы, а то как то приглушенно значки
  • (2021-05-31) James Saquilabon: I dislike that all the important information is at the bottom. This is not a user friendly but I think it is powerful. Would stay if there an option to 'Switches to previously active tab' not Switch to Newer tab or Switch to Older tab.
  • (2021-05-21) Roman: Thank you for an amazing extension! Have a questions, can I somehow make the popup appear in the center of the screen? (Seems like it can't be done with pure css) Thank you!
  • (2021-04-23) Idan Biton: This is perfect! All in one search who sort perfect: - Tab name - Tab link - Bookmarks - Search in google (if not found) Its AWESOME.
  • (2021-04-21) Frykauf La Kosta: The only good tab switcher (extremely lightweight on RAM), and Fuzzy search (actually good search). For anyone wondering: Yes, it is many times faster to open & search than native Chrome tab search. (the native one lags on opening, lags on typing, doesn't have fuzzy search, and doesn't search inside URLs)
  • (2021-04-16) Michael Camacho (Contractor): Incredibly useful for someone like me who literally has hundreds of tabs open over dozens of windows, like a crazy person. This makes finding specific tabs so much easier!
  • (2021-04-13) Rahul G: Its good but quite slow :-( Really slow Update: bbye dear lovely extension - you made my life wonderful all these years . but now Chrome has this feature in-built Will miss you :-(
  • (2021-04-02) Jess Gold: my fav extension ever
  • (2021-04-01) Marcin C.: This is it!
  • (2021-03-31) Fred Blaise: I could deal without this extension anymore with my dozens of tabs. Such a productivity enhancement. The only one I've found that's fast, brings no clutter and is straight to the point and blends into my workflow. Good job.
  • (2021-03-07) dr-dr xp: It is exactly want I need! thanks!
  • (2021-02-28) Pavel Senatorov: 've got yet don't see a way to 0. see tabs of current window 1. see all tabs of all windows. I see the start after clicking on pinned icon yet want to see all at once with the way to search+go to. Is there a manual to read?
  • (2021-02-19) Justin Gordon: Absolutely awesome. I put some helpful tips at https://forum.shakacode.com/t/awesome-chrome-plugins/2019.
  • (2021-01-10) Maxwell Rubinstein: It probably use to be useful. In this new chrome update now you can do the same thing that this can do. The reason I didn't do that bad of a score is because it can also search bookmarks. It's not bad, but I wont recommend it to anyone.
  • (2021-01-06) Or Meidan: Brilliant extension, absolutely essential. Simple and works well.
  • (2020-12-25) Saket Modi: Cmd + E and its done!
  • (2020-12-01) Max Sysoev: This is absolute must-have for productive people. Such wow, many thanks!
  • (2020-11-23) Paul Dowsett: One of my favourite extensions <3
  • (2020-11-03) Malcolm Sharpe: The built-in omnibox search would be OK except that it only sometimes shows tabs. So this extension is exactly what I wanted.
  • (2020-10-30) Cuong Huynh: Great extension!
  • (2020-10-19) Marc Doumayrou: The best tabs tool out there when you're a maniac like me and ahve 439 tabs open. allows me to limit the number of tabs open by searching and reusing existing tabs. Alows you to easlly find that tab you had opened to look at later. And allows me to wquickly go from one tab to another without having to remeber where it was or search for it. A god send, Thanks!
  • (2020-10-12) Andre Leo: 好用!虽然只用到 CMD + E 这一个功能,足以提升不少效率
  • (2020-09-25) A A Ba: Fantastic! It shows all tabs, I mean all tabs even if you have multiple instances of Chrome running, you can see and search all tabs and recently closed tabs along with the URLs. It's a must have extension.
  • (2020-09-11) Alex: Excellent extension!
  • (2020-09-10) For Funny: Although my rating I LOVE THIS EXTENSION!!!! It is great but, from yesterday, it makes Chrome stuck/hang. The extensions get until 6GB in my laptop and a lot of CPU doing no browsing because chrome get completely stuck. Please, solve the problems (maybe related with last version released)!! It is a great work and I would love get it running again (currently disabled in my installation until next release).
  • (2020-09-08) Justin L: Works perfectly! Cmd-E has become an innate way for finding tabs across multiple windows and screens.
  • (2020-08-24) Michael Katz: I love this extension's features and flexibility. But on one particular Chrome persona, its "Recently Closed" list will no longer update in order – a bunch of Jira, Confluence, and GSuite links are jammed at the top. I've reported this to the author, who's looking at it. Wondering if anyone else has encountered this? Found a fix or workaround?
  • (2020-08-15) Chris Riggs: Freaking Awesome!!
  • (2020-07-30) Microtribute: Highly recommended as one of must-have tools. This is extremely useful and make my life easier. I can't thank you enough to Evan. This tool must be built into Google Chrome out-of-the-box.
  • (2020-07-24) Clemens Ratte-Polle: very fast and simple :) Perhaps also always show a closed tabs list 50%? Does your addon show Tab Preview per Dropdown ?
  • (2020-06-30) jåW dîN: Every few months I revisit the tab management and switching space. Quick Tabs is consistently my favorite. It's actually fast and it stays out of your way. When there's not an open tab, it sanely searches through your closed tabs, then bookmarks, then google! It's got a modern, updated library for fuzzy finding (fuze). If I could give it 60 stars I would (5 for each time I decide it's awesome again).
  • (2020-06-30) Jane Kovalska: it is the worst
  • (2020-04-05) Yan Li: Greatly improved my productivity. Recently, I discovered that I have to add three spaces at the end of the query to search my history. I remember the history is always included in search result. Anyway, it's a great tool and I recommend it.
  • (2020-04-04) P GS: no sorting?


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