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onguarde 5 years ago • updated by Joel Thornton 5 years ago 4

The default chrome ordering is very well thought of.


Basically, successive links open.


Parent Tab >   (1) 

(2) 

(3)

If you navigate to the child tabs, and then navigate BACK to the parent tab. 

And open some more links, 


Parent Tab >  (1) 

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

This is totally expected.

However, if you navigate OUTSIDE of the child tabs listed above, and then navigate BACK to the parent tab, 

and open some more links, we get,


Parent Tab >  (7)

(8)

(1) 

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

This is VERY useful IMHO. It allows you to quickly switch to the recent links you opened quickly without traversing all the old child tabs.


Why isn't the ordering simply set to open ALL new links to the right of the parent tab? 


Parent Tab > (5)

(4)

(3)

(2)

(1)

This would greatly simplify the code, wouldn't it?

However, this is not ideal because child tab (5), hasn't finished loading yet. 

So you can't switch to it and start working immediately. 


The current implementation in sidewise implements opening links as the last child of the parent tab. This is great but the default chrome ordering is better. Its rather difficult to get this configuration in firefox too but its possible  when combining multiple extensions. 

Answer

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I'm currently working on making the tab order in the tree match Chrome's tab ordering, and keeping the two in sync at all times. I believe this will bring the behavior you want.

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Sidewise will now do its best to mimic the tab-ordering that Chrome uses, as you describe. This will appear in the next release, due out by end of month.

This feature is really a killer one. 

It really makes web browsing more efficient.

Minimises the number of tabs you have to jump over to get to the one you want.

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I'm currently working on making the tab order in the tree match Chrome's tab ordering, and keep the two in sync. I believe this will bring the behavior you want.

Started

I'm currently working on making the tab order in the tree match Chrome's tab ordering, and keeping the two in sync at all times. I believe this will bring the behavior you want.

Relevant issue: Sync sort order with browser.


Good progress, eh? :P

Wow great!


Btw, is there a development branch of the extension that we can try earlier?

Or do we have to wait until it officially updates in the chrome web store?

I've been thinking about making a development branch version available for those who want to try new features before they're fully tested. I'll send you a note if/when I do this.

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Completed

I'm currently working on making the tab order in the tree match Chrome's tab ordering, and keeping the two in sync at all times. I believe this will bring the behavior you want.

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Sidewise will now do its best to mimic the tab-ordering that Chrome uses, as you describe. This will appear in the next release, due out by end of month.