PowerSwitch - Chrome Web Store
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Switch tabs by typing

PowerSwitch is a tab switcher that lets you switch tabs instantly with your keyboard. Press command/control-k to open the list of tabs, type to filter the tabs, press enter to select one. This solves two problems: - you can pop over to a particular tab just by knowing its name. Lost your Gmail tab in ten windows with twelve tabs each? No problem: Just press command-k and type some of the name of the tab. - you can easily bounce between two tabs, the way that you can alt-tab between apps: command-k, enter. Version 2013.9.21 fixes bugs with full-screen windows and with not bringing a window to the front when switching tabs (apparently because of a change in Chrome's behavior) and removes the toolbar button. Now the keyboard shortcut is the only way to use PowerSwitch. Version 2013.4.2 fixes a bug that caused the list of tabs to be empty after loading certain kinds of tabs. (PowerSwitch is similar to Emacs' iswitchb and also to the Recent Files UI in IntelliJ.)

4.7 out of 528 ratings

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Ric Szopa (Ryszard)Mar 3, 2021

This extension is truly indispensable – trying to use a browser without it feels like a torture.

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Jay GoldbergJul 11, 2018

Love it, it's an essential help on ChromeOS. However, can we get a configurable "pattern matching" UI for, say, 10 presets? I am always bringing up the window and searching "mail" to find my GMail tab. I'd rather just switch straight to it using Ctrl+alt+n or something like that, and continually typing that combo would carousel through all gmail tabs.

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Yao ZuoSep 21, 2016

By far the best tab switcher found on Chrome store.


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