This is the official user feedback forum for Sidewise, the Google Chrome extension that brings a dockable sidebar and Tree Style Tabs to Chrome.
dsl101 4 years ago 0

Until the recent update, Sidewise had been pretty consistent. But there seems to have been some regressions - I'm getting multiple 'Last Session' rows appearing, and also tabs in the wrong order or completely missing (see the Birmingham Airport tab below).

Joel Thornton 4 years ago

This should be fixed in today's release.

Justin Johnson 4 years ago 0

Kind of a weird bug - 

Basically, periodically, sidewise attempts to authorize http sessions with hibernated tabs - 

As I work with an enormous amount of equipment, this occasionally results in several hundred routers, none of which I am interested in dealing with at the moment, simultaneously spamming me with authorization requests.

I suspect that this may be connected to Chrome losing internet connectivity, but I have not confirmed this.

It's also important to note that the HTTP auth attempts come up as a sub-focused window of the sidewise tab, not of the main chrome screen - not sure if that helps track it down or not.

Hans Müller-Maier 3 years ago 0
First of all thanks for the great work!
I always try to either only keep temporary tabs in the same window or tabs that are connected to each other. So when hibernating the last open window I wouldn't want sidewise to open a new tab in the same window in order to prevent chrome from closing, but rather to open a new window (with a new tab of course), so that the window I hibernated stays as is.
Don Johnson 3 years ago • updated 3 years ago 1
Maximize works properly and keeps the Sidewise width, but as soon as you minimize it and restore either the chome window or the sidewise window, it resets to close to 500 pixels wide (1/4 of a 1080P monitor width.) and extends it off the side of the screen.

Dual monitors on a laptop. Tried redetecting monitors, Tried resetting defaults, and everything short of uninstalling it.

It's going to force me to remove it.
ThomasMcA 4 years ago 0
Sidewise doesn't dock properly on 64bit Linux. It always leaves blank space on one side of its window (sometimes both sides). If I move it to the left edge of the screen, then grab the left edge of Chrome to drag it left towards Sidewise, Sidewise detaches itself from the left side of the window, leaving white space on one or both sides of the Sidewise window, and does not attach to the Chrome window.
Okay OK 3 years ago 0
I move tabs around a lot and need this function. 
Danny Peck 4 years ago 0
I don't use these buttons. An option to hide and reduce that visual noise would be nice.
Cleroth 5 years ago • updated by Stavin Carrien 1 month ago 6

Sidewise keeps crashing while using some websites. One of the culprits is:

Everytime I open any page on the MSDN website, Sidewise either crashes immediately, or shortly after. Hibernating the MSDN tab and then waking it crashes 100% of the time.

Joel Thornton 5 years ago

  • Add the video-driver-causing-crash issue/solution to the upcoming FAQ
  • Look for additional ways of reliably acquiring the correct favicon for sites like

Daniel LaLiberte 5 years ago 0

I can find no way to get the window containing a tab to be raised (displayed, exposed, unminized) by sidewise, other then selecting the window row itself.  I want to do it from the tab row because I often have many tabs in each window, and sometimes the window row is far away.