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QTTabBar is extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser, along with a host of other great features. Under new management! Now in public beta!

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

    This is a great project, adds tabs to explorer and much more. Honnestly, MS should have done this from the start but hey it's Microsoft (an adorable mixture of 3 parts cinnamon, a pinch of sugar, one part incompetence and 2.5 parts of evil). Anyways, this project is real old and in 2011-2012, one of the Devs Quizo branched off and did his own fork of QTabBar and decide to call it QTabBar as well. I've used both. I used Quizo's for ages and it's damn good but it felt like he had packed a little too much into it and that it was buckling under it's own way. I decided to try this QTabBar project and I found it a lot lighter and faster than Quizo's and it has alot of really nice features in it's own right. The current release is 1.5 beta 2 and it's solid as a rock. If you want to compile it, it's commit number 260 (I would recommend use a snapshot of that commit). I would recommend you stay away from commit 451, the last commit in the trunk, it was intensely unstable and slow.

    Posted 01/15/2017
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    I have been using this excellent program for years but it is now discontinued. I switched to TidyTabs, which permits you to have tabs on all of your programs (not just Windows Explorer) and to merge windows from different programs.

    Posted 10/06/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Noktham is correct : this project on Sourceforge is defunct but there is an excellent new version by Quizo on qttabbar.wikidot.com. It was back in April 2013 when the original developer (see his blog at qttabbar.sourceforge.net) acknowledged Quizo's alternative fork as the active project. For me, Quizo's new version works on 64 bit Windows 10 and transforms Windows Explorer into a powerful customisable interface which easily beats the third party alternatives. It's crazy how little known Quizo's QTTabBar is. It's not available anywhere except wikidot.com. If anyone reads this who can help him get the backing and exposure he deserves, please do.

    Posted 04/18/2016
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    QtTabBar, a great addition to the weak Windows Explorer, this turns WinE into a great rival to 3rd party explorers, been using this for years, after using XYplorer for quite some time (great app too), and so far no complains. The software presented here in SF is outdated and no longer in development, but someone else decided to grab it and keep it updated @ qttabbar.wikidot.com/ go there and fetch the latest updated release.

    Posted 01/24/2016
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    I absolutely love QTTabBAR since i've discovered it nearly decade ago, during my first Windows XP customization attempts. Now, after so many years i can't even think of using explorer (and all it's crappy anoyances hahaha) if doesn't have this phenomenal extension installed. Thanks to tabbed searching QTTabBar is speeding up windows exploration by 200%, giving instant access to everything within a single explorer window opened! Plus many other great features, changing explorer usage experience from constantly annoying to easy and user friendly - like...It will return once again. I hope so...

    Posted 10/18/2015
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