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FooTab

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BarTab inspired utility blocking background tabs on start for Chrome.

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Description

This Chrome/Iron extension is inspired by the excellent Firefox extension - BarTab, although it's much less sophisticated and powerful.

I've written it over a weekend while learning Chrome's API, so it might be a bit unpolished ;) I just couldn't believe it's not possible to do something about Chrome's startup tab loading mess.

Turns out it's possible, but results are pretty unstable depending on OS, Chrome version and computer's speed.

I didn't publish it on Web Store, because I don't have a developer account and don't want to pay entry fee to publish a free extension.

It works for 10 secs on Chrome/Iron start, blocking tabs that are not active from any web requests.

After those 10 seconds the web traffic is restored and the extension only monitors the tabs that were previously blocked to reload them when they are activated.

It's 10 secs so that non-SSD boxes manage to finish loading. I plan to make it configurable when I'll have some time. Feel free to contribute!

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BSD License

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  • donnie1344
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is a must with Chrome startup mess. Unfortunately this extension no longer works since Chrome 34 disable extensions that are not available in Chrome Web Store. PLEASE do something in order to upload this extension to Chrome Web Store. I'm willing to donate the amount of money for the developer to create a developer account on Google. Thank you.

    Posted 08/31/2014
  • blmlcu
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    A must have.

    Posted 08/12/2014
  • lemooseigh
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Really handy little extension. For those suffering latest bonkers decision by google, try adding --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install as a parameter to chome.exe aaand, that's stopped working. buggerit.

    Posted 06/25/2014
  • ignet
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    great extension! unlucky that it's unavailable at Google Ext. Store...

    Posted 06/19/2014
  • jason0x21
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I love this extension, but can this be put in the Chrome store? The latest update for chrome has disabled non-store extensions.

    Posted 06/12/2014
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2013-01-11
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