This is the official user feedback forum for Sidewise, the Google Chrome extension that brings a dockable sidebar and Tree Style Tabs to Chrome.
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More glitches - tabs not in sync with Chrome

dsl101 7 years ago 0

Not major, but still seems a few things manage to slip through. Sorry I can't detail exactly how I arrived here - I had the 3 pinned tabs open, and then had one or 2 more open which I closed with a middle click in Sidewise. I think my trusty old Intellimouse might be developing a fault, because sometimes closing a tab in this way also creates a new blank tab - suspect the switch is bouncing. Anyway, this is what I ended up with:




Note the 'New Tab' in Chrome but not in Sidewise. I quick 'refresh' (with F5) on the Sidewise window normally gets things back - but this time the New Tab had an interesting favicon:




Maybe Sidewise is suggesting that I might like to start a new Wikipedia page about Sidewise?

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Planned

Promote child tab to parent, if parent is closed

onguarde 7 years ago • updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 1

This is an option in tree style tab.Let's say u have a google search tab with lots of child tabs.


Then if u are finished searching on google, you can simply close it since you don't intend to search anymore.Then, you process the child tabs of that search.


However, the tree structure is lost once the parent google search tab is closed. All the child tabs will become root tabs.This makes the tree very messy. (see screenshot)




Answer
Joel Thornton 7 years ago

Planned.


I am also considering implementing the following options:

  • Replace closed tab with its children in the tree (the current behavior)
  • Promote first child of closed tab as new parent
  • Replace closed tab with a new Folder row
What do you think of option 3?

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"Move Tab/Branch to Folder" on right click.

G. Strout 6 years ago 0

Can you please, please, please add the option to "Move Tab/Branch to Folder" on right click? 


I have a large amount of Folders that I use to keep my various Browser sessions 'saved', but once the list of hibernated tabs gets long enough, dragging a new tab from the very end of that list all the way back up to a Folder near the top (forcing the screen to scroll) is surprisingly prohibitive. 


I am amassing a lot of unorganized tabs simply because the drag and drop function doesn't work well after the list is over a certain size. I think this feature might make it much easier to keep them oranized.


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Any update on stopping tabs from jumping around?

Philip Johnson 4 years ago 0
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Under review

Really bad runaway chrome process

dsl101 6 years ago • updated by George Floratos 2 years ago 9

Recently I've been noticing my PC (reasonable 3GHz 4 core AMD) slowing down. On inspection it was a chrome.exe process running at 100% (well, 25%). It took a while for the Task Manager menu to open, but I was eventually able to kill it. It took 3 goes (and does every time this happens). On the 3rd process kill, everything springs back to normal - except for the 'Snap' message in the SW window. Reloading the extension solves it for a while.


Really keen to help solve this one - it's driving me nuts and makes Chrome somewhat unreliable with SW running...

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Under review

Problem with 2012.11.23 - won't start

dsl101 7 years ago • updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 0

I have a problem with the new version on my laptop - the sidewise window is not displayed at all, and the following errors appear in the log:

Failed to load resource https://ssl.google-analytics.com/ga.js
Settings are at current version 2012.11.23.0 settings.js:5
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'onSuspend' of undefined runtime-events.js:3
Error in event handler for 'windows.onCreated': Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined TypeError: Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined
    at onWindowCreated (chrome-extension://biiammgklaefagjclmnlialkmaemifgo/js/bg/events/window-events.js:4:174)
    at chrome.Event.dispatch (event_bindings:237:41)
    at Object.chromeHidden.Event.dispatchJSON (event_bindings:151:55) event_bindings:241
Error in event handler for 'tabs.onCreated': Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined TypeError: Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined
    at onTabCreated (chrome-extension://biiammgklaefagjclmnlialkmaemifgo/js/bg/events/tab-events.js:4:54)
    at chrome.Event.dispatch (event_bindings:237:41)
    at Object.chromeHidden.Event.dispatchJSON (event_bindings:151:55) event_bindings:241
Error in event handler for 'tabs.onActivated': Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined TypeError: Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined
    at onTabActivated (chrome-extension://biiammgklaefagjclmnlialkmaemifgo/js/bg/events/tab-events.js:24:44)
    at chrome.Event.dispatch (event_bindings:237:41)
    at Object.chromeHidden.Event.dispatchJSON (event_bindings:151:55) event_bindings:241
Error in event handler for 'windows.onFocusChanged': Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined TypeError: Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined
    at onWindowFocusChanged (chrome-extension://biiammgklaefagjclmnlialkmaemifgo/js/bg/events/window-events.js:7:50)
    at chrome.Event.dispatch (event_bindings:237:41)
    at Object.chromeHidden.Event.dispatchJSON (event_bindings:151:55) event_bindings:241
Error in event handler for 'tabs.onUpdated': Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined TypeError: Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined
    at onTabUpdated (chrome-extension://biiammgklaefagjclmnlialkmaemifgo/js/bg/events/tab-events.js:19:82)
    at chrome.Event.dispatch (event_bindings:237:41)
    at Object.chromeHidden.Event.dispatchJSON (event_bindings:151:55) event_bindings:241
Error in event handler for 'tabs.onUpdated': Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined TypeError: Cannot call method 'isDetecting' of undefined
    at onTabUpdated (chrome-extension://biiammgklaefagjclmnlialkmaemifgo/js/bg/events/tab-events.js:19:82)
    at chrome.Event.dispatch (event_bindings:237:41)
    at Object.chromeHidden.Event.dispatchJSON (event_bindings:151:55) event_bindings:241

I'm on Chrome 21.0.1180.75


Answer
Joel Thornton 7 years ago

I strongly suspect the cause is an incompatibility with Chrome 21.x. I believe the current stable version of Chrome is 23.x - are you able to upgrade?

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Group Tabs - The Way It Should Work

tim 4 years ago 0
I should be able to right click in the white space of sidewise and get an option to add a new group and name it......once I have a named new folder I should be able to drag tabs into from the main tab bar or at the very least tabs on the list that are not in a group or move tabs from one group to another....i.e. the tabs will effectively be subsets of a folder group. IF THIS FEATURE IS ADDED THIS WILL BE A GREAT GREAT EXTENSION
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Great: Sidewise keeps hibernated tabs of a window being closed

Max Muster 7 years ago 0

Of course all you did here is more than great! I don't know an English word that could possibly describe how awesome your work is! I'm sure all the users appreciate how close you work with them and how you take any idea into consideration (and actually nearly realize all of them)!
What I just found out now and really liked is, that when you close a window with hibernated tabs, sidewise still keeps them as a "Hibernated" group! Awesome!

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Completed

clicks and icons

Goran Mitrovic 7 years ago • updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 9

Hello.


I'm not sure if I've managed to post this few minutes ago, so, I'll try again.


1. Could you get rid of Sidewise taskbar button? It doesn't make sense to be there when it's linked to the Chrome. Additionally, the problem with alt-tab order wouldn't exist any more...


2. Could you make double click on blank background open a new tab as in Opera?


Tnx.


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Joel Thornton 7 years ago

#1: Unfortunately to my knowledge, there is no way to prevent Chrome from doing this. Sidewise creates a new Chrome window to put the sidebar in and as far as I can tell Chrome gives us no control over specifics such as taskbar button. The real fix is for Chrome team to implement a proper sidebar API that extensions can use.


#2: Completed, will be in next release due out by end of month.

Marking this as COMPLETED since #2 is done and we don't really have a good solution for #1. I'll be writing a FAQ page for Sidewise sometime soon and will include the information about TrayIt there just in case people want to go through that process to improve the existing behavior inasmuch as they can.

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dash

Scott Krusemark 7 years ago 0

HI, I just found that if a folder name contains a dash that I could not put objects in the folder.  For example a folder name of RA-EPS-INTG would not behave as expected.