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Would like a way to turn off Chrome's main window tabs and only show them in Sidewise.

A Parman 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 0

Title says it all.  We don't need Chrome's tabs when we have SIdewise.

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Unfortunately Chrome gives no mechanism for an extension developer to hide the native Chrome tabs.

I've been thinking about this problem for a long time, and the best idea I've had so far is to periodically release a customized build of Chrome/Chromium that adds this functionality as a user-controlled toggle.

This would be quite an undertaking, so I would currently put it on the "nice to have, but no current plan to implement" list.

Another potential strategy is to run the main Chrome window in fullscreen (F11) mode and then position the Sidewise window overtop that. This comes with its own set of complications, however (not the least of which is it would only work if you run Chrome maximized normally).

Answer
Under review

Unfortunately Chrome gives no mechanism for an extension developer to hide the native Chrome tabs.

I've been thinking about this problem for a long time, and the best idea I've had so far is to periodically release a customized build of Chrome/Chromium that adds this functionality as a user-controlled toggle.

This would be quite an undertaking, so I would currently put it on the "nice to have, but no current plan to implement" list.

Another potential strategy is to run the main Chrome window in fullscreen (F11) mode and then position the Sidewise window overtop that. This comes with its own set of complications, however (not the least of which is it would only work if you run Chrome maximized normally).