tabtiles

tabtiles

Control your tabs with tiles - useful for large monitors and full screen (F11) browsing.

What is tabtiles?
'Tabtiles' is a Chrome extension that optimizes your browsing experience by providing an interface that displays your tabs as large, clickable tiles, ideal for large monitors and full-screen browsing. It supports keyboard navigation and offers customizable features like type-to-search, adjustable display settings and automated hiding. Enhancements such as popup hints, center-aligned hints, address bar navigation, and support for tab pinning are also incorporated.
Stats
By: oowildcat
Users: 40,000+
Rating: 3.67 (43)
Version: 0.9.0 (Last updated: 2018-11-14)
Creation date: 2018-11-13
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • chrome://favicon/
  • tabs
Size: 69.17K
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Summary

This extension displays a window's tabs in a bar along the top or bottom of the screen, useful for when browsing in full screen (F11) mode. The tiles are larger, so easier to click on than the usual browser tabs.

It also allows navigating through the tabs using the keyboard, using the left and right keys. Press Enter to select a tab.

Other features include:

Type-to-search: start typing to enter keywords in the tabtiles address bar, press Enter to search.

Choose when to display the bar: for normal restored windows, when maximized or in full screen mode. And / or auto-hide when not in use.

Customize the size of the bar, to a percentage of the window height.

Show popup hints, containing the full title and address of the page.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Great auto-hide tab bar feature
  • Can rearrange tabs into more comfortable positions
  • Excellent functionality for full screen browsing
Cons
  • Tabs don't fully display full titles, especially for secure sites
  • Doesn't support scrolling via touchscreen
  • Slows down pages
  • Does not support Chrome's tab-grouping feature
Most mentioned
  • Issues with tab titles for secure pages
  • Lack of touch screen compatibility
  • Desire for customization, especially color of tabs
Recent reviews
Animations are sluggish. Can't hide buttons for back, forward, new tab, address bar. All my tabs, except active one, show "secure page" instead of title on tabs. Doesn't support Chrome's tab grouping feature so all the tabs you have hidden away in groups, and don't want to see all the time, are showing individually.
by Alex Alex, 2022-05-31

It works, but the UX is poor. Visuals are the least of my worries; the non-scrollable tab bar via touchscreen is obviously unusable.
by Melvin MacDonald Melvin MacDonald, 2022-03-28

It felt extremely clunky. The functionality is good, but it doesn't feel smooth or polished. The UX could definitely use a rework.
by Semere Tereffe Semere Tereffe, 2022-01-25
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Safety
Risk impact

tabtiles may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

tabtiles has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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