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Tab selection "sync" between sidewise and chrome's tab bar

Max Muster 8 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 8 years ago 0

Didn't know how else to call it...

When I select Tabs in Chrome's horizontal tab bar they're also selected in sidewise, but not the other way around. Is there a reason for that? Can't you influence chrome's tab bar's selection of tabs? Would be nice to keep it in sync as by now the context menues of sidewise an of chrome's tab bar contain different functions...

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I tried doing that initially, but unfortunately Chrome has a problem where selecting or "highlighting" tabs on the tab bar causes Chrome to also switch focus to each of the tabs you highlight in turn. Which means as you expand your selection in the tree, Chrome is busily tab-switching to each item in your selection. Imagine shift-selecting 50 tabs in the tree ... you see the problem.

It did work in that you wound up with synchronized selections between Chrome and Sidewise, but I had to remove this functionality due to the tab-switching issue.

If you'd like to see Chrome team fix this issue, you can star this issue on the Chromium bug tracker.

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I tried doing that initially, but unfortunately Chrome has a problem where selecting or "highlighting" tabs on the tab bar causes Chrome to also switch focus to each of the tabs you highlight in turn. Which means as you expand your selection in the tree, Chrome is busily tab-switching to each item in your selection. Imagine shift-selecting 50 tabs in the tree ... you see the problem.

It did work in that you wound up with synchronized selections between Chrome and Sidewise, but I had to remove this functionality due to the tab-switching issue.

If you'd like to see Chrome team fix this issue, you can star this issue on the Chromium bug tracker.