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

Lost all hibernated tabs and folders on reboot again

Azur Direct 6 year бұрын 0
This is the third time my hibernated tabs and all my folders disappeared from Sidewise when restarting Chrome. What a mess!

First of all thank you so much for this awesome plug in!

Daniel Macias 8 year бұрын updated by Joel Thornton 8 year бұрын 1

First of all thank you so much for this awesome plug in!!!! However, if you could please add different COLORS to highlight the tabs that would be awesome!!! Please add at least green, red, and blue!!!

Joel Thornton 8 year бұрын

Marking as PLANNED. Currently thinking this would work well as a series of small colored boxes that appear next to the "Highlight" context menu item, plus options to let you customize which colors appear in those boxes from the options page.


Currently open tabs list

Muntoo Meddler 9 year бұрын updated by Joel Thornton 8 year бұрын 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.


Have this extension been abandoned? There are significant bugs and no updates for last 6 months.

Alex Kevarsky 7 year бұрын updated by Thomas Daly 7 year бұрын 1

Sidewise reopens deleted tabs

Stephen Almond 8 year бұрын updated by Diego Abbasbayli 7 year бұрын 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?


export to the interent to synchronize tabs multiple browsers

andry wolf 7 year бұрын updated by Metacore 7 year бұрын 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, and import them back into the expansion of
If anyone is interested please contact us by e-mail: or share examples show modifying extension will be glad to cooperate with the developer


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

Patrick Oliveras 6 year бұрын updated by Pysis 5 year бұрын 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.

Option to hide the close tab icon upon tab hover

onguarde 9 year бұрын updated by Joel Thornton 9 year бұрын 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. 


Sidebar width

máté sipos 8 year бұрын updated by Josh Leperkawn 8 year бұрын 2

Sidewise can't remember my width setting.


Import Failures on Version 2017.2.12.0

David Kirk 3 year бұрын updated by Michael Videlgauz 1 year бұрын 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
  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.