Disables tabs for tab-less browsing

What is Tab-less?
"Tab-less" is a minimalist Chrome extension designed to facilitate a tab-free browsing experience. By disabling tabs, this extension prompts your browser to open windows instead, enabling users to view multiple pages at once without being hindered by cluttered tab bars. Specially designed for users who are dissatisfied with forced tabbed browsing, Tab-less does not require access to browsing history, prioritizes user privacy, and is open-source, inviting user input and improvements.
Users: 3,000+
Rating: 4.70 (46)
Version: 0.6.0 (Last updated: 2019-04-25)
Creation date: 2019-04-25
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 21.33K
URLs: Website
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This extension disables tabbed browsing. Rather than opening new tabs, your browser will open windows wherever possible.

  • Why would you want to disable tabs?

Because I always find it difficult to find the tab I'm looking for. Tabs obscure the browsing experience, and I find it far easier to browse the web when I can see all of my windows at once. Most modern operating systems can arrange windows elegantly and efficiently, making tabs defunct.

  • If you don't like tabs, then just don't use them! You don't need an extension for that

Increasingly, browsers force tabs on you by default. It does not provide an option to default to using windows rather than tabs. This extension overrides that behaviour to open windows instead, to make it seamless for users like myself.

  • Why should I use Tab-less rather than New Tab, New Window?
  1. Tab-less does not require any access to your browsing history at all (most extensions require access to your browsing history or the current page you're viewing).
  2. It's designed to be as light-weight and simplistic as possible.
  3. There's no magic, it just moves tabs to a new window, whenever they're opened (using the default settings for a new window).
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Window management
  • Saves space
  • Useful for power users
  • Works well with window manager setups
  • No ability to toggle tabs on or off
  • May cause browser to seize all input when clicking the icon
Most mentioned
  • Window management
  • Tabs are overrated
  • Useful for power users
  • Works well with window manager setups
Recent reviews
This is the best tool which I wanted. Tab is stupid, I don't know why they revived this ancient way of organizing, which doesn't work with mission control. Kodus!
by Sam Choi Sam Choi, 2024-04-01

The most usefull extention forever !!!
by Sergey Kuptsov Sergey Kuptsov, 2024-03-10

Have been a heavy web user before the days of AOL. The worst day of my life was when Tabbed browsing became a thing. After a decade of trying to disable them or eliminate them I gave up hope. There were other browsers but i preferred chromium based browsers. I can't believe I have lived so long with out this extension. The world needs to know this exist.
by Michael Mantion Michael Mantion, 2023-11-11
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Risk impact

Tab-less is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Tab-less has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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