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!
I second donnie1344 - we can split the fee among us. Or, even better yet, please open a kickstarter or similar funding - I am sure you will also earn a little extra for your efforts/FooTab. Thanks. On a side note, I am struggling trying to find Chrome as a good alternate for Firefox, so I don't know. Such functionality which FooTab bring into Chrome is essential before any migration idea comes to life. Also I hope this extension only seems like it is abandoned and in reality it is still maintained. THanks.
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.
A must have.
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.
great extension! unlucky that it's unavailable at Google Ext. Store...