xTab
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xTab

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Overview

Limit the maximum number of tabs that can be open at the same time.

xTab is a Chrome extension that lets you limit the maximum number of tabs that can be open at one time. You can set the tab limit to any number and choose what tab should be removed when you hit that limit: - Least recently used (default) - Least accessed - Oldest You can alternatively block new tabs from opening completely once the limit has been reached. Pinned tabs, tabs playing audio, and tabs that you have never visited (opened in the background) will not be closed. If you are looking to install in an enterprise environment and customize settings using a group policy please contact us here: https://xtab.app Note that after the extension is installed, if you do not change the default settings, it will close any tabs you have open beyond a 20 tab limit. For example, if you have 50 tabs open when the extension is installed, the next tab you open will remove 30 tabs. You can avoid this behavior by changing the default settings as soon as it is installed. Changes v1.0.1 - Updated extension to remove advertisement in favor of a donation link v1.0.0 - Rearchitected to support additional functionality and custom builds. - Updated the pop up UI to make it simpler to understand what the different options do - Added an option to prevent tabs that are playing audio from being closed by the extension (enabled by default) - Added an option to recycle existing tabs. This means that instead of closing an old tab it will reuse the old tab and move it into the new position. This allows you to use the back button to get back to a tab that has been closed (disabled by default) - Added a page that shows up in place of a new tab if you have the extension set to block new tabs from opening (enabled by default) - Added an option to block tabs from opening without showing a page (disabled by default) - Added new xTab logo to popup menu - Updated extension icon - Updated extension logo - Improved handling of tabs you have never been to - Decreased amount of time until a tab is considered active to prevent cases where sometimes a tab doesn’t get closed even though you have been to it - Reduced number of options in tab limit dropdown v0.2.1 - Updated copy in popup to be more clear v0.2.0 - Added option to block new tabs from opening instead of auto closing an older tab - Handled cases where the tab id could change for an existing tab - Improved handling of tabs you have never been to so they are less likely to be closed in different modes v0.1.6 - Fixed issue that would cause this extension to sometimes not work if a configuration value was missing in local storage v0.1.5 - Added timer to only consider a tab active after it has been open for a few seconds - Updated to handle tabs that were open before the extension was installed. v0.1.4 - Updated background page to be persistent v0.1.3 - Fixed issue where sometimes tabs you haven’t been to could still be closed. v0.1.2 - Updated to prevent closing tabs you have never been to (for example if command clicking to open tabs in the background) v0.1.1 - Fixed issue where sometimes the active tab would be closed

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Daniel OliveiraSep 13, 2023

Your extension has a bug. If you close your browser in unconventional ways, such as using the task manager, and you have more than one window open, when you reopen your browser later, probably all other windows are going to be closed except one. If your computer turns off for any reason and you restart it, Chrome will show you a message saying that you didn't close the browser correctly. When you click on the 'restore' button, the same thing that happens when you close your browser with the t... Show more

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BrianMay 16, 2023

works ok until you lose all your tabs

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VishwDec 18, 2022

A great extension! has really helped boosting my productivity, but a feature that needs to be added, one can just open a new window and have more tabs open that there should be as of extension - it does block all of those opened in the same window but all it takes is opening a new window to bypass it, overall really helpful though, thanks!

Details

  • Version
    1.0.1
  • Updated
    July 9, 2022
  • Size
    100KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    iamcraigcampbell@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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