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A way to add tab/link to tabsoutliner in frozen state without opening

Alexander Phoenix 6 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 6 years ago 1
For those who open million tabs for research purposes, but can't afford to. 

Will need to dl site icon probably

Visual preview of windows

Matthew Cochrane 7 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 7 years ago 0

This would be very helpful.  Something akin to the mouse-over of the windows in the tray.  Sometimes you store the look and layout of the page in your memory as a way to find it in the future without paying much attention to the page's title.  This is more efficient than trying to remember the title of every window.  Sometimes the windows don't have the most descriptive titles, or different looking windows may have similar titles.  Going through and typing a comment for each window is quite inefficient too.

I'm not sure what the best way to implement this is.  Maybe show a picture in a tooltip when you mouse-over each list item, maybe a new view entirely which shows a picture of all windows.  Another idea is a menu-like system, similar to the task bar in windows 7 where if you mouse-over a window, a menu showing pictures of each tab shows up.  Humans seem to do well with sorting things to tree-like structures such as this so I think it would be easy to navigate.

vladyslav.volovyk 7 years ago

>  This is more efficient than trying to remember the title of every window.

Actually if for this need to hover every single window to popup its thumbnail - it's not.

I am actually never feels that i need this feature. Not sure i want to bloat a simple program by such things. There is a lot of tabs manager with this features and they never satisfy me. The idea looks cool but only when you have 2-3 screens of such thumbnails, or 5-7 windows to hover. 

To compare - my current tree meantime have ~20 000 saved tabs...


Would it be possible the save the Tabs Outliner's window's position in the list?

FichteFoll 8 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 8 years ago 3

As the title suggests I like the idea of having the Tabs Outliner window at the very top of my window list and having it remain there even when I reopen Chrome (which happens quite a lot). You can only have one instance of the TO popup window anyway and you can't open another tab in that window (a new window is created as a parent instead), why not just save it? I'm pretty confident that this is possible.


Open chrome directly to TO window

MrJAZ 8 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 8 years ago 8

Is there any way to open TO directly when starting Chrome?


auto hide "Tabs Outliner" window like "Tree Style Tab" worked on firefox

Henrique L. 7 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 7 years ago 0


I saw some similar ideas but I think my propose is quite different.

The window where tabs outliner runs is separate from main window. My monitor is 17" not wide screen. I cannot use it that way... Even on widescreen it takes a lot of space.

So at linux I coded a script that when the mouse is near the left edge of the screen and was already above normal chromium window, tabs outliner window is shown;

It runs each 0.1s;

When it moves away from that window and to above normal chromium window, the normal window it is shown (so tabs outliner window goes to behind it). Other windows of other applications are protected from that behavior.

EDIT: the script also detects a url was clicked on tabs ouliner and automatically activates the normal chromium window!

I think you may be able to use the "on top" window flag to do that trick that may work on all OSs, when the mouse reaches the left edge of normal chromium window! EDIT: Just toggle on top, and toggle back again so release its top towards other applications.

PS.: my script probably only works on linux, it is a bash script...

vladyslav.volovyk 7 years ago

"on top" window flag is unfortunately is not accessible to Chrome extensions. 

So this behavior is only possible using the external system utilities to manage window.


Option to focus on single window

Tamriel 8 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 8 years ago 1

I would like to use this extension like "tree style tabs" of firefox:

There, you save about 40px of horizontal screen space by listing only the tabs of the current window. It could be simply done by giving the option to hide the "session" and "window" tabs. Then the element far left will be the first open tab.

Under review

How can I restore the Tabs Outliner own window if I accidentally close it?

adavid 6 years ago updated 6 years ago 2
Header says it all. I have accidentally closed it and cannot find a way to get it back.

Hide Scrollbar

Tamriel 8 years ago updated 8 years ago 2

I have a small notebook screen.

Therefore, I would be thankful if I could hide the scrollbar.

It could be showed, if one have more tabs open than vertical space available.


optional Do Not Scroll for newly created nodes

Peter Eliot 7 years ago updated by vladyslav.volovyk 7 years ago 0
It would be nice if the "Do Not Scroll" option applied to newly created items--OR, if newly created items simply scrolled the Outliner down until the item is visible, rather than scrolling down until it's the ONLY thing visible (by aligning it with the top of the window).

This shows current behavior when creating a new Note, for example:

I think it would work better if it instead scrolled like this:

This lets you continue viewing the rest of the list when a new node is created. Whenever I create a note or window, it's usually because I'm going to put other things inside it, and put it in another category. Having to scroll back up when I create a Note feels a bit silly, especially with so much empty space being shown instead of the list.

There is the separate issue of how the editing prompt could be improved, which I've filed as a separate idea.
vladyslav.volovyk 7 years ago
It's a real issue, through i must note that this buttons is very rarely just clicked, they mostly dragged i the tree, directly in correct place.

This is mostly a quick hack. One line instead of the day of work and tests... But it must be fixed of course, and replaced by a more polished solution.