Excellent extention that fills a major gap in chrome functionality. As mentioned before, the extentions gets disabled when installed in chrome as it doesn't exist in the chrome store. The way to make this work is : 1. Download the .crx file 2. extract the files to a folder (say FooTab folder) and place it somewhere (e.g. C:\FooTab) 3. in chrome go to menu->more tools->extentions 4. enable developer mode (option top right) 5. select "load unpacked extention" 6. select the FooTab folder that you extracted the .crx contents before (in our case in C:\FooTab) 7. click OK and you're done. The only side-effect is that every time chrome will launch, you will see a warning asking you if you want to disable the extention because it isn't in the chrome store.
Sometimes with a lot of tabs it will partially load some elements of them, other than that it is perfect. It just needs to be put in the web store. If anyone wants to donate the money for a developer account I would be glad to put this in the Chrome Web Store.
Seems to work ok. I guess Chrome is just very restrictive regarding stuff like this: active tab of every window gets loaded. Anything that can be done about this? @buythiscomputer: you sure you dragged it to the extensions page?