This is the official user feedback forum for Sidewise, the Google Chrome extension that brings a dockable sidebar and Tree Style Tabs to Chrome.
+8
Planned

Currently open tabs list

Muntoo Meddler 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 4

Alongside the Reddit and Notepad tabs (which, by the way, the user should be able to disable), there should be a tab for displaying the currently loaded tabs in the tab bar without a tree-like structure. In this way, we can browse through the tab list quickly and select which tabs to hibernate/keep.

+7

Gap between Sidewise and Chrome window on Windows 10

Balázs Takács 3 years ago updated 3 years ago 1

There is a gap between the two windows, picture below. I can close the gap, it will always be the same. Could you fix it please?


+7

Sidewise reopens deleted tabs

Stephen Almond 7 years ago updated by Diego Abbasbayli 6 years ago 2

When I open Chrome, Sidewise opens automatically, but it now brings up lots of previously closed tabs ( the closed tabs now shown in Hibernated mode).


This didn't use to happen - seemed to start in the past few days.


How can I stop this behaviour?

+7

export to the interent to synchronize tabs multiple browsers

andry wolf 6 years ago updated by Metacore 6 years ago 1
Thank you! good extension!
Have exported to a file but do not export to the interent
to synchronize tabs multiple browsers on different computers.

I for myself have finalized and implemented an extension function to export all settings and tabs in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet, and import them back into the expansion of https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet
If anyone is interested please contact us by e-mail: aowolfao@gmail.com or share examples show modifying extension will be glad to cooperate with the developer

+7

It would be nice to export/import the tabs in a window to a text based format.

Patrick Oliveras 5 years ago updated by Pysis 4 years ago 1
A kind of basic compatibility to allow for integration, automation and other user defined functionality.
It may even allow for faster and vaster feature testing!

In my opinion, you're making the best tab manager out there, mainly because of the problems you're focusing on.
+7
Planned

Option to hide the close tab icon upon tab hover

onguarde 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 0



I frequenty click the close/hibernate icons accidentally when in fact, I only intend to select the tab.

This happens mainly because of the small width of my sidewise tree bar. I prefer this so as to reduce screen real estate.


It's nice if the hovering icons be made optional. Really useful also if you're already using shortcuts like "middle-click" to close tab. 

+7

Sidebar width

máté sipos 7 years ago updated by Josh Leperkawn 7 years ago 2

Sidewise can't remember my width setting.

+6

Import Failures on Version 2017.2.12.0

David Kirk 2 years ago updated by Michael Videlgauz 2 months ago 2

I am getting an error when trying to import any Sidewise config export.


A pop-up opens and says: "There was a problem importing the data. Unexpected token u in JSON at position 1464." as well as a long dump of errors.


How to duplicate:

  1. Install Sidewise.
  2. Open a single tab for google.com.
  3. Click Sidewise gear.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Sidewise Options and click Export.
  5. Click Import and paste what you just exported.
+6
Planned

Saving tab trees to bookmarks

Muntoo Meddler 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 0

The problem

In the event of a Sidewise/browser malfunction, or accidental closing of a branch, the ability to save all tabs (including hibernated) to a folder in the bookmarks would be very useful.


Currently, I manually hibernate everything, and then individually wake trees that need to be saved. I then use the "FreshStart - Cross Browser Session Manager" extension to save these tabs. Unfortunately, it is a slow method when I have a large number of tabs in a tree.


A solution

Saving the bookmarks to a folder like FreshStart does would be useful. Each folder in Sidewise will correspond with a folder in the bookmarks.


This is just an idea (and a bad one): a 'metadata bookmark' could be saved as well to record the state/location of each tab in the branch, as well as its labels/highlights.


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P.S. You may want to take this into consideration before implementing "non-core features" -- even if I suggest some! ;)

Answer
Joel Thornton 7 years ago

An ability to save both single tabs and branches of tabs to bookmarks is definitely planned and I consider it a core feature. The "metadata bookmark" idea is an interesting one; I'll have to give this some consideration. It would definitely be a hack, but it would sure be nice to have those Sidewise-specific states retained. Perhaps it will be a (default off) option that users can turn on if they want to make that trade-off.


Regarding the issue of feature bloat: I agree this is something to be studiously avoided; I can think of numerous examples of once-great lightweight apps that gradually become laden with features that are low-value cruft, and which end up detracting from the performance, usefulness, and clarity-of-vision of the earlier versions.

I have in mind a "core" feature set that will eventually result in a total of about 9 sidebar panes that will come "built in" with a Sidewise install, and I plan to have 4 or 5 of these *at most* turned on by default, along with an ability for the user to control which panes are visible (and their ordering) in the options page. I consider these "built in" panes to be a part of my original vision for Sidewise, together comprising a comprehensive set of sidebar-oriented tools that give great visibility and control over the user's browsing experience. All of these panes will be designed to work together in a holistic manner.

Any additional sidebar panes will likely be made available by installing extra "sidebar pane" extensions from the Chrome Web Store, which will also allow for other folks to create their own sidebar panes, or give existing extensions the ability to show up as a Sidewise pane.

I am taking a similar tack with the options page, with an overall goal of the default "non advanced" options page taking up about one screen-height at the most. Power users can then "reveal advanced options" if they really want to get customization-crazy.