Open the current tab as a popup window.

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What is Open-as-Popup?

Open-as-Popup is a featured Chrome extension by This extension has 56,153 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.87, and is most similar to Open-as-Popup and FramelessApp Ext. The latest version, 2.0.0, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2018-04-05)
Creation date: 2018-04-05
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Size: 89.45K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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This is a really simple extension for the Google Chrome browser. It adds a button to the toolbar, a context menu entry and a keyboard shortcut that allows you to move a tab to a new popup window.

A popup window is a window without the navigation and the tab bar, so it will use much less vertical space. Because there is no toolbar visible inside a popup window, you need to use the context menu or the keyboard shortcut to move it back to a normal window if you want to. It will then try to attach it back to the window it earlier was detached from, and if this fails, for example because the window was meanwhile closed, it will attach it to the last focused window.

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Risk impact

Open-as-Popup is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

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Risk likelihood

Open-as-Popup has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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User reviews
serves a purpose, works, gets 5 stars from me.
by Daniel Zaretsky Daniel Zaretsky, 2023-02-13

I use this extention all the time and simply love it. Great to manage side chats and stuff!
by helen poptop helen poptop, 2023-02-04

I use the fantastic extension every day! It would be great to have an option to open certain urls (url regex patterns) in popup windows since I usually use this for meeting invites and need to click the open tab as popup button every time.
by Brian Neate Brian Neate, 2022-12-21
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