Tab Wrangler

Tab Wrangler

Automatically closes inactive tabs and makes it easy to get them back

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What is Tab Wrangler?
Tab Wrangler is a Chrome extension that automatically closes inactive tabs and saves them for easy re-opening. It prevents tab overload and can be configured to fit your preferences. Watch our walkthrough for more details.
Stats
Users: 60,000+
Rating: 4.43 (916)
Version: 7.5.0 (Last updated: 2024-05-17)
Creation date: 2020-02-11
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • alarms
  • contextMenus
  • sessions
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 392.19K
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Tab Wrangler
Tab Wrangler (v7.2.3)
4.35 (40) 1,492+
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Too many tabs? Do you have a tab addiction? Tab Wrangler closes tabs that haven't been used recently.

See how Tab Wrangler can free your Chrome from tab clutter in our walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtP7pysqHY8

  • Automatically closes idle tabs after designated time
  • Prevent auto-closing from your favorite sites
  • Saves closed tabs, easy to re-open
  • Chrome sync saves settings between computers
  • Doesn't close pinned tabs
  • Lock tabs from closing

But don't worry, auto-closed tabs are stored safe and sound in the Tab Corral. Tab Wrangler is highly configurable and will save your computer and your brain from tab overload.

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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.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
  • Automatically closes tabs after a set period of time
  • Easy to use GUI
  • Allows for tab grouping and retention
Cons
  • Does not always close tabs as intended
  • Issues with tab timers resetting after Chrome OS updates or computer restarts
  • Language support and functionality issues for non-English users
Most mentioned
  • Automatically closes tabs after a set period of time
  • Easy to use GUI
  • Tab grouping and retention
Recent reviews
I could see the benefits right away and it actually works as well! Thank you thank you! I had 80 tabs open .. I knew I needed help. ;)

This has stopped working! It no longer closes tabs :(
by Chris Sherriff Chris Sherriff, 2024-05-09

This seems to have stopped working recently, and I'm not sure why? I also noticed the "Auto-close if there are more than" value is set to 20 but even after changing that, auto-close has stopped working. I'm not sure if there is another place to report this... Rating 4 starts because I've loved this extension for many years, and leaving off that last star just to draw attention to the fact that it's not working currently. Would do 5/5 when this is fixed. :)
by Jason Rhodes Jason Rhodes, 2024-05-09
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Safety
Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

Tab Wrangler has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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