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Tab Rotate

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Loop through a set of tabs - ideal for a Dashboard or Advertisement Display

Image from store Tab Rotate
Description from store Allows Chrome to automatically cycle through a set of tabs. Ideal for a Dashboard or wall-mounted display. - Configured via a JSON file - Preloads tabs for smoother transitions - Configuration can be loaded from a remote server NOTE: Does not rotate through your currently open tabs Support the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kevdev

Latest reviews

  • (2022-08-17) alaska Canyon: i wish can set time for tab or some of tabs
  • (2022-08-09) Stanislav Khromov: People who didn't give this extension 5 stars don't understand how it works. It closes all existing tabs and replaces it with the configured tabs you select, and rotates these. That's what it's for!
  • (2021-03-11) Abdullah Abd: The website push a quite spammy.
  • (2020-12-03) Mohamed Benchohra: Haven't used yet, it just closed all my tabs after installation! Thankfully I had an extension installed to recover them.
  • (2020-08-10) Kevin A: Amazing extension. Simple to set-up and easy to use. Easily the best tab rotation extension for Chrome. Great work, Kev!
  • (2020-07-23) Kristian Johannesen: Works like a charm. A nice feature, would be the ability to set a zoom level on each page, if some require it.
  • (2020-07-14) Stefan Eglauf: Great extension! I am using it with Edge Chromium. I only have a Problem with autostart. Set it in the JSON to true. But it wont start. Is this an Issue with Edge Chromium?
  • (2020-06-25) jh shin: Thank you for the great Chrome extension. Especially, it's a great idea to be able to control preloading and reloading time on individual screens. However, one thing my customer wants for this extension is a smooth transition between tabs. Like PowerPoint's presentation mode. Do you have any plans for this? When will it be possible?
  • (2019-12-12) Ruairí Murphy: When I ran the extension it just closed all my tabs (about 20 of them, all of which i was using and had in a specific order so i could remember what was what) and opened a bunch of the developers personal pages in new tabs (Github, LinkedIn, etc.) WHAT THE ****?
  • (2019-11-29) Panos Tsapralis: Extension keeps closing existing tabs when launched and opening set of its own. Developer keeps saying they fixed the bug - but I just loaded the extension in my browser with 15+ tabs open and it messed up everything. This is bad design - almost malicious behaviour - sorry!
  • (2019-11-18) Ennio Wolsink: Does the job and its JSON configuration file makes it easy and flexible to use, from a IT-guy's perspective. Especially the fact you can use a remote JSON configuration was very useful.
  • (2019-10-28) Renan Santos: Hello Kevin! Congratulations for the work, the extension is perfect! Could you please explain to me how I can use the "Remote URL" feature? Do I have to save any files with URLs in Sharepoint, for example? What is the format of this file? Thank you in advance for your attention and support. Hug!
  • (2019-10-21) Andrew Percival: Hello, I love this extension. One question: is there a limit on the number of URLs that can be included in the JSON? I am trying to run a show of 58 different URLs, but whenever I submit the JSON, it appears to eliminate about half of them.
  • (2019-06-20) Carlos Espinoza: Excellent extension, I'm using it to project several powerbi boards, but I have a problem I have set the transmission time between each, but when you reach the minute 5 the screen goes into sleep mode, I turned off the sleep mode of the television when thinking that this was the problem, but apparently it's a topic of extension
  • (2019-03-31) Eric Vieira: Valeu Karine Lago!!! TOP!
  • (2019-02-12) Magnus Lubeck: A very simple extension that does exactly what it says, and nothing else. It does not try and be the Swiss army knife of extensions. What I particularily like, is can use a local file for the configuration, which allows us to simply manage different dashboards with ansible. I recomend this extension!
  • (2019-01-30) Anthony Ardizzone: Perfect - does exactly what I need
  • (2018-09-26) Jonno: Excellent extension. Transitions between tabs much better that the other ones I've looked at. Works really well in full screen mode. In my opinion, JSON codes makes is really easy to configure. Thanks!
  • (2018-09-05) Donal O'Keeffe: Excellent tool for rotating tabs. Easily customisable and a pleasure to use.
  • (2018-08-16) Love this! The JSON loading works really well. Unfortunately when switching between tabs in full screen it keeps showing the tab bar briefly, which is quite irritating...
  • (2018-06-19) Jeff Baehr: Perfect - refreshes tabs while in background, lightweight
  • (2018-05-30) Wédney Yuri: The idea of loading the list of tabs to open from a remote url is awesome.
  • (2018-05-28) Patrick Mair: The perfect extension for running some dashboards on local displays around our office
  • (2018-03-14) Mary McDermott: it works great!
  • (2018-01-18) Tudor Iftimie: It gracefully alternates the two tabs without affecting the opened other windows. It would be great to have auto-start at browser open.
  • (2017-12-01) Ignacio de: Great Tab Rotation tool. Fully Tunneable and light.
  • (2017-05-18) Thomas Hemelrijk: Works okay, but seems it can only be used with 1 browser window. I use multiple windows and need only 1 to rotate.But when I set it up in that particular window and start, it closes the window and I have to configure again
  • (2017-03-23) Khushal Singh Narooka: It would be great if this can "Auto Run" at the Launch of chrome. Otherwise wonderful tool. Thanks.
  • (2017-03-10) Doug Isley: It would always close my tabs and open Kevin's. Deleted!
  • (2016-07-11) Albert Benitez: This extension will close all your tabs!!!! useless extension.
  • (2016-05-17) Marcelo Yoshida: PERFECT!!!
  • (2016-04-01) Robert Weis: Love the option to load settings from a URL. Perfect for a distributed setup!
  • (2015-11-08) Abges Gesamstwerk: repeatedly deleted tabs that were already open.

Latest issues

  • (2022-07-27, v:0.6.2) Bruna Brant: Tab Rotate not functioning correctly
    I update the code with my urls, save a valid JSON, but when I press play, it keeps defaulting back to a sample code. It is not saving or running my code.
  • (2022-07-26, v:0.6.2) André Eduardo Souza Júnior: Screen change = programming error
    It worked perfectly, until one day the screen changed and I can't program anymore, it doesn't show any message or error, it just doesn't work. How do I go back to the old model or program in this new model?
  • (2022-07-12, v:0.6.2) A S: Subtitle
    Can you add the ability to save a subtitle per tab that is shown with the tab at the top or bottom of the screen. Would only need a few characters say <50, and would need the ability to set the size of the font depending on your screen size. Black background with white text would work a dream. Also the ability to have a digital clock also would be amazing. This is such a cool tool.
  • (2022-06-17, v:0.6.2) Chad Pontow: Auto launch doesn't appear to work on MSF Edge, works in Chrome
    Initially tested on Chrome browser and everything worked great. Installed it on the Edge browser and the parameter to AutoStart does not launch the tabs like it does in Chrome. Unfortunately, I need to use Edge as the browser in this situation.
  • (2022-03-03, v:0.6.2) Marta Alvarez: Time Limit
    Hello, I was wondering can TabRotate work indefinitely? Or will it close after a certain amount of hours. Thank you
  • (2022-03-01, v:0.6.2) Prosys Infotech: Pause the rotating TAB
    Hi Friends, I need to pause rotating tab of PBI page using Tab rotator extension manually. How can I do this without setting duration ?
  • (2021-12-10, v:0.6.2) MFB Kingshill: Extension blocked or not working on Chrome PC
    Hi, I'm trying to get the extension working on a Chrome OS NuC. however the extension doesn't load correctly and I can't implement the settings that have worked flawlessly on my windows PC/Chrome set up.
  • (2021-11-18, v:0.6.2) Coletor Belgo Itauna: Time Programmable
    Hi, Is there a way to set the rotation by a period of time? For example: From 10am to 2pm rotate URLs A, B and C. From 2pm to 6pm rotate URL D, E and F. Thanks
  • (2021-09-09, v:0.6.2) Siemen Meijssen: URL and local not saving in release 0.6.2
    Hi, Since the update to 0.6.2 tabs are no longer working and rotating. I am also unable to save the config or test an URL. No changes have been made on our end as far as we know. Would it be possible for you to check this? we are using this on chromium running on a Raspberry pi 2B if that information helps in anyways. If any additional information if requested please let me know and i will provide it to you ASAP. We would really like to to continue using this.
  • (2021-09-08, v:0.6.2) João Guilherme: Chromium Problems
    After version 0.6.2, I cannot run or save the script
  • (2021-08-19, v:0.6.0) Natanael Bernardo: Tela de Parâmetro
    A Tela de Parâmetro esta aparecendo toda desconfigurada.
  • (2021-08-03, v:0.4.1) Atit Chauhan: extension
    this is worst extension
  • (2021-06-28, v:0.4.1) Andrew Benson: Time Based Rotation
    Love the ease of use of this. Is there any way it could change based on a set time on the computer? I want to use this for a digital display that will change based on the exact time. I can just use the interval but if the browser is closed or anything, it needs to be reset at the correct time.
  • (2021-06-08, v:0.4.1) What Whatever: How to set remote URL to file path?
    I am trying to use the settings from network share but it always fails to open the settings from path file:\\users\Desktop\config.json. When I copy this path to chrome address bar, it opens the file correctly, when I copy content of the settings file to the configuration window and save, it say the configuration is valid. What is the correct way to upload the settings from a network drive?
  • (2020-12-02, v:0.4.1) Stephen Hogan: Extend the number of tabs
    Appreciate it if the number of tabs supported is above 25, which appears to be the limit. on a MBP 2019 13". Is there a possibility of iterating through "banks" or "groups" of tabs, where when finished iterating through one bank, then all the tabs close and a new bank opens up with all different tabs?
  • (2020-11-10, v:0.4.1) DOMO McArthur: Settings don't save
    I change the settings and click save, but when I start Tab Rotate, it always show the default pages. I have tried both Local storage and By URL configuration methods. Saving doesn't actually change the settings.
  • (2020-10-08, v:0.4.1) Vit Svarc: settings from network share
    Hello, I am trying to use the settings from network share but it always fails to open the settings from path file://myserver/vol1/Share/vs/settings.json . When I copy this path to chrome address bar, it opens the file correctly, when I copy content of the settings file to the configuration window and save, it say the configuration is valid. What is the correct way to upload the settings from a network drive?
  • (2020-10-01, v:0.4.1) Stuart Parry: Remote URL
    Hi, Great extension thanks really useful but my question is using the remote URL can I point to a mapped drive which contains the .json file? If so what would be the format of the connection string?
  • (2020-08-12, v:0.4.1) Mathias Rodorff: Datei benötigt
    meine IT hat diese App blockiert. können sie mir diese zusenden? oder kann ich das irgendwie über den Editor machen?
  • (2020-03-03, v:0.4.1) Rafael Holanda: Pause has been interacted?
    it's possible rotation will pause if the browser has been interacted?
  • (2020-03-03, v:0.4.1) Florian Marquardt: Scroll
    Is there a possiblity to scroll inside a tab automatically
  • (2020-02-20, v:0.4.1) Daniel: Tabs are not preloading or reloading
    Hi Kevin, I'm having some issues with reloading of tabs: - I have 25 tabs from the same webapp showing different dashboards. Once they have loaded the first time, they do not reload or preload. I left Tab Rotator running for an hour and could see that data was outdated by about an hour. Could it be because they are from the same base URL? - I have played around setting different values on the tabReloadIntervalSeconds parameter, but I don't see any difference in behaviour. From the GitHub readme it's a bit unclear exactly what it does. Kind regards, Daniel
  • (2020-01-20, v:0.4.1) Luiz Marques: Good Tab!
    For my use it's working perfectly! Para meu uso está funcionando perfeitamente!
  • (2019-10-21, v:0.4.0) Andrew Percival: Number of URLs
    Hello, is there a limit to the number of URLs that can be included in the JSON? I'm trying to create a slide show using 58 different URLs, but when I submit them in the JSON, it only appears to accept about half of them (all consecutive, but just stops around 30). Is this by design? Thanks, I absolutely love this extension! Andrew
  • (2019-10-09, v:0.4.0) Alderson Oliveira: compatibilidade com chromecast
    bom dia, este aplicativo é compatível com o chromecast?
  • (2019-06-14, v:0.4.0) Marlon Borba: Security Posture.
    Dear developer, My boss asked for an evaluation of the security posture of your product. In order to give an accurate answer, I need some information. 1) Do you apply secure development practices? 2) Other than Chrome Web Store, is there a site with security advisories and patches? 3) Are there reported vulnerabilities with CSS Score >= 7? Thank you.
  • (2019-05-29, v:0.4.0) Justin Lindsey: Ability to Store Credentials
    Great tool so far. I was curious though if there's a way to have it store credentials for a site. I'm having a problem (could be on the Chrome side) where after roughly a week, it will log out of the sites in the tabs that are being rotated.
  • (2019-05-22, v:0.4.0) Mazhar Thazhe Kolassery: Tab Rotate plugin stop playing video
    I am using Tab Rotate plugin to play videos. It was working fine for a while and recently i have noticed that, after running 2 rounds the video is stopped playing. Then again i have to stop and enable the plugin to run the videos.
  • (2019-05-21, v:0.4.0) Kjeld Lau Petersen: Refresh
    Hi is it possible to do a refresh including refreshing the cache? ie. Ctrl-F5. Some services running from day-2-day, need to get the cache refreshed.
  • (2019-04-26, v:0.4.0) Pedro Rodrigues: Best way to achieve tab refresh just before switching to it?
    Hello, this add-on looks promising, but am a bit confused about the refresh settings. Am trying to use it to achieve seamless tab refresh with a web app that takes several seconds to refresh and tears itself apart in a ugly way as it does so. It's to show medical data about animal patients, and when it refreshes every minute you want to have the latest info to avoid double medicating, for example. Yet as far as I can ascertain by observing the tab activity, it's the old tab that refreshes when it loses focus, meaning that when the new tab is shown, data can be one minute stale. Am I misunderstand the settings? Thanks.
  • (2019-04-25, v:0.4.0) Mark Duce: Randomly stopping
    Hello, Thanks for the plugin - it's really useful and we've been using it for a while to power 10 dashboard screens (each on an individual windows 10 PC running chrome). I'm finding that the tab rotation is stopping after about 24 hours (it still shows the pause icon for the plugin but isn't doing anything). Anywhere that I can check to see if there are any errors or anything? It's happening on all our screens and seems to have started recently. Thanks Mark
  • (2019-03-21, v:0.4.0) Kenji C: Remote URL (local network file share) not finding file
    I have a network share with the .json file inside, matching your config file (copy pasted). But when I try to test the URL it says fetching.....but nothing happens If I refresh it it says failed. But I Can see the file. I tried the direct path and file:// path too, both dont work if using a network share?
  • (2019-02-28, v:0.4.0) Bobbie Stoop: Automatic cycle through open tabs in chrome
    I'm attempting to Automatic cycle through open tabs in chrome but I get an error. And after loading where do I find the add-in?


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4.2 (40 votes)
Last update / version
2021-09-05 / 0.6.2
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