Vertical Tabs in Side Panel

Vertical Tabs in Side Panel

Display and manage tabs vertically in the browser sidebar.

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What is Vertical Tabs in Side Panel?

Vertical Tabs in Side Panel is a Chrome extension that revolutionizes tab management, placing tabs vertically in the Chrome's browser sidebar, easy to view and switch between. The extension supports customization like light and dark themes and useful search functionality to find the right tabs quickly. The update even allows users to handle Tab Groups, with features like collapsing, expanding, or rearranging them through drag-and-drop or context menu functionalities. It also has a convenient sidebar placement on either side according to user preference. Please note that it's compatible only with Chrome 114 and above.

Users: 12,621
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2024-01-22)
Creation date: 2023-06-08
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • tabGroups
  • favicon
  • storage
  • sidePanel
Size: 38.62K
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This extension lets you display and manage tabs vertically in the browser sidebar, supports light and dark themes and search functionality.

2023/12/21 Update: Support Tab Groups, including collapse/expand a group, drag and drop a group and context menu (i.e. right-click) on a group.

Three Ways to Open the Extension Sidebar:

  1. Click the Extension icon. You need to "Pin" the extension to the browser toolbar.
  2. Use shortcut keys. Please set it at "chrome://extensions/shortcuts" by yourself, the default is Alt+V .
  3. Click the browser sidebar icon and switch to this extension.

How to use the extension:

  1. Single Click: switch to the tab.
  2. Double Click: close the tab.
  3. Middle Click: close the tab.
  4. Right Click: functions such as closing, pinning, and duplicating the tab.
  5. Drag and Drop: move the position of the tab.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Provides vertical tab management in Chrome, enhancing user experience for those who work with multiple tabs and groups.
  • Lightweight and fast, especially handling a large number of tabs without performance issues.
  • Simple and no-nonsense user interface with a clean design.
  • Issues with interacting with saved tab groups in the sidebar, lack of ability to perform certain operations on them.
  • Minimum width of the sidebar is considered too wide by some users, taking up too much screen space, especially on laptops.
  • Lack of certain features such as nested tab (tree structure), custom hotkeys, multi-select using shift/control+click, or drag and drop functionality for organizing tabs.
Most mentioned
  • Need for better integration or management of Chrome's tab groups within the extension.
  • Desire for a more customizable interface, including adjustments to sidebar width, font size, and line spacing.
  • Requests for additional features like drag n drop for nested tabs, tab grouping, audio indicators, and theme matching options.
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Risk impact

Vertical Tabs in Side Panel may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Vertical Tabs in Side Panel has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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