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

Joel, you give me hope for using Chrome for work...

Ross Brunson 6 years ago • updated by Joel Thornton 6 years ago 1

Is there a way to have a Sidewise window appear on multiple screens?  In other words, I have a Home instance of Chrome and a Business instance of Chrome, but only a single instance of Sidewise...

Joel Thornton 6 years ago

Not currently possible that I know of, if you're using Chrome's multiple-users functionality. I daresay you could make it work if you were to use two instances of Chrome with different user-data directories, as described here:

Supporting multiple sidebars in an open (fully customizeable) way is somewhere on the Sidewise todo list.


Feature request for a real Chrome Sidebar. Please vote for it.

BenjaminMcCann 5 years ago • updated by Kenny Gilbert 5 years ago 1
Please star the following issue in the Chrome issue tracker, which would make Sidewise even better.

Attach to new window automatically.

Carlos Umanzor 6 years ago • updated 5 years ago 3

If you are working in multiple windows, you have to manually click in the icon to dock the sidebar to that window. It would be wonderful if you could dock automatically to the window that has focus


Huge bug for me: No Sidewise window, and clicking the Sidewise button does nothing at all

Chris Morrow 4 years ago • updated 4 years ago 1
Is this the right place to report the bug or ask for help? Basically, the problem is as in the description. I've quit and restart Chrome and the problem remains. I can still access the settings. I'm paranoid that everything's been lost, but that's probably not the case.

Great app! Phone-home IP blocked.

RMcKenzie 6 years ago 0

I think the app is great so far.  Especially good for a beta, can't wait to see it perfected!  Just a note -- blocks the Sidewise phone-home IP because you are serving from Voxility, a host that is known to support spam/malware/etc..


Hibernated tabs not waking up

Dennis Thurnherr 5 years ago 0
Hibernated tabs not waking up. Not on doubleclick or on menu

Does not work for TORCH browser anymore!!!

sentry19LLL * 6 years ago 0

Does not work with TORCH browser matter what I did.

Any resolution to this?


lazy tabs extension blocks sidewise extension

Reik Reid 5 years ago 0
There is a highly useful extension call Lazy Tabs

which prevents tabs from loading until you look at then. This saves memory and time when starting up chrome, especially if you have lots of tabs.

The only problem is that the lazy tabs extension blocks the sidewise extension. It will not open when clicking the button, nor automatically open at startup. If I disable Lazy Tabs, the Sidewise extension starts working again.

The question is whether the pop-up of the Sidewise sidebar uses a mechanism that is blocked by Lazy Tabs, and whether there is another way to do it.

Mimic Opera 12 handling of tabs

parkher 6 years ago 0
Open (pop-up) Sidewise window on CTRL-TAB, allow navigating through tabs with CTRL-TAB / CTRL-SHIFT-TAB and close Sidewise window + switch to the tab upon releasing the keys. So that mouse is not even needed.
That was a unique and very convenient with multiple open tabs feature of Opera.

If it is also possible optionally to close altogether the tab bar in the browser itself - even better. It is not useful with many open tabs anyway and not needed when Sidewise is installed.


Add option to disable repositioning to other monitor

Nenad Ognjanovic 5 years ago 0
I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, which I use with external monitor while at work and built-in screen only at home. Sidewise *always* detects this as a single monitor, regardless of whether the external monitor is connected or not. This results in the following very annoying behavior:

When not using external monitor, Chrome will start with correct window position on the screen but after few seconds Sidewise will move the Chrome outside of the screen bounds, luckily I can do Right click > Move on the classic Gnome taskbar to drag it back.
When using external monitor, similar behavior happens, but this time I see the window on another monitor and can drag it back directly.

I don't want this moving of window at all, I'm fine with wherever I left it, please add an option to disable this feature completely.