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

fixes - options

Ben Langdon hace 6 años 0
Please make these options.
- remove search
- remove sesion "master tab" that can collapse all tabs from that session, i just want a new session every time i quite (this will give more room to see the tabs names)
- no gimiky page loading icon, just make it simple/professional or nonexistant
- don't need settings or "pages" and "closed pages" tabs, just make it so you can not have any of them or you can have them enabled if you want
- an option to where tabs open relative to where there opened. Say I on a page with a bunch of links, I open 3 new tabs by opening them in new tab, I want the most recent tab right next to the parent tab, not at the end of the list
- make the tab bar as small in width as possible, it will not go under 100px
- make it so it doesn't open anything from last time i quit
- make it so that I can restore my previous session, if i quit or crash (i know there are other extension but this would be nice to have, just like in firefox)

Basically just make it, so i can make it not show anything besides tabs. while i am guessing these buttons are for "newer" users or "power" users, I don't care for them, just make it an option. I use tree style tab in firefox and can't live without it. You extension seems to be the only one for chrome like this and while it is probably a niche market, I am definitely your prime demographic. It is the only thing that is holding me back from switching since chrome came out (years ago now). I did read that you can't hide chrome's tab bar and that is definitely a downside, that would be great if you could fix that in some way.

anyway thanks for the extension, I will not be using it as hard as the firefox right now as as yours is still clunky but as soon as you polish it, I will not be a chrome user, i will be a sidewise user using chrome.

thank you.


tim777 hace 7 años 0
This extension would be really great if I could just click anywhere on a URL page I have open in my browser and right click to popup the context box options,,, and HAVE THE OPTION OF MOVING THE URL TO A LIST OF MY CREATED FOLDERS visible in the context box that I created using SIDEWISE......If this is not possible, then being able to do the same thing by clicking on the TAB of the URL

Running Chrome on OSX. Close button for hibernated doesn't work. Works on windows 7 version of chrome

Tony Yeh hace 8 años 0

This is an awesome plugin. 

I use it on my chromebook, osx, and win7 boxes.  On OSX, the app doesn't remove delete the tab as it does in windows when I click on the x button.  Hoping you can fix this.



Плагин очень нужен .Спасибо разработчикам!.Но последнее время стал отказываться работать ,через-раз.Пожалуйста доработайте.

Плагин очень нужный ,Спасибо разработчикам! Но последнее время стал отказываться работать ,точнее через раз.Не запускается с с браузером попытки запустить принудительно не чего не приносят. Исправьте пожалуйста .


New tab bug.

Gordon Sun hace 7 años actualizado por Joel Thornton hace 7 años 0

Thanks for this great add on. However, when I start a new tab, it does not show up as a root tab of the window. It insists to open as a child tab of a existing tab.

I'm on mac. Definitely look around your code of generating a new tab and place it somewhere, see if you can find something that pick the wrong parent.

Joel Thornton hace 7 años

I think this should be fixed as part of today's release. Can you verify?


suggestion: auto-group hibernated tabs

Philip Gleghorn hace 5 años 0
Excellent extension, a small suggestion - in my case I rarely need to access "Last Session" or "Hibernated" tabs, and close them all from time to time, but do want to keep them just in case. They tend to crowd out the current Window tree, so I close them all in bulk from time to time. It would be nice if they were automatically grouped as one at the top, and then labelled by timestamp within
e.g. so the frame has at the top
> Last Sessions
[which expands to]
> Last sessions 2015-09-17.. (n pages)
> Last sessions 2015-09-16.. (n pages)
> Window (n pages)

Docking not compatible with a vertical windows task bar

Peter Knight hace 8 años actualizado por Joel Thornton hace 8 años 2

I have a dual monitor setup with one vertical windows task bar in the middle. Having sidewise docked pushes windows behind the task bar, which unfortunately ruins the benefit of the extension. I know there aren't a ton of people with a vertical task bar on Windows but I thought I'd let you know.

Joel Thornton hace 8 años

I have seen this issue previously but thought I had it fixed. Will investigate, thanks for reporting it!


How can I download the latest build? In Opera 22x the developer mode does not allow this.

Kenny Gilbert hace 7 años 0
Great Work!!!

Is it possible to get a link to download the latest build?

Thanks ... Ken

Waiting for such thing since a long time...

Farrukh Waheed hace 8 años 0

Yup, this is what I was waiting for to switch from FireFox. And now I'm almost on Chrome now.

Just suggesting following two:

  • Now as in Firefox and Opera where you can use Bookmarks from sidebars, -Can you please develop similar addons to provide Bookmarks tree structure in sidebar.?
  • Make it possible to Auto Hide these side panels.
Best regards



Draw tabbar in content area / theming support

Ethan Bailey hace 8 años actualizado por Joel Thornton hace 8 años 0

Wow. Way beyond any expectations I ever had for a windowed side tabs implementation. All the extra features are excellent. But I just don't know if I could ever get used to having the browser unmaximized. I hate the look of the window border, the wasted space, and the constant threat of accidentally resizing the windows. Is it not possible to draw the tabbar in the content area? Why not have it popup/autohide over the edge of the currently displayed webpage, or shift the page content over to make room? Anyway, keep up the great work! PS: The option of a dark background would be nice. Thanks!

Joel Thornton hace 8 años

It is technically possible to have the tabbar appear inside pages, but unfortunately it's not possible for every type of page (e.g. not on chrome://* pages, http://*.png, ftp://*, ...); and that is the main reason I didn't take that approach. That and the fact that it would take significantly more resources to draw/maintain a tabbar within every open tab.

The real proper fix for the issue you describe is for the Chrome team to implement a true sidebar API for extensions to use. They had one mostly working in 2011, but decided to cancel the whole project and delay the implementation until 2013 soonest. Given that, I decided a "best approximation" solution would have to suffice until then.

Assuming you're on Windows, a possible partial solution for the resizing issue is just to maximize the docked-to window whenever you want the maximized effect. I agree it's not pretty having two windows open, but at least you can get a decent approximation of a true maximized-window-with-sidebar that way. For what it's worth, it took me a couple weeks to get used to the "not really maximized" look, I don't notice it anymore.

If you have multiple monitors you might also try turning off the "allow Sidewise to unmaximize the dock window" option and see if that suits you.

I like the black/theming idea, and am marking this issue as "planned" until I get to implementing a proper theming system. It's all just CSS driven styling so it should be pretty easy for myself and others to produce new themes.