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peopleinatree
May 4, 2011, 08:55 AM
Lion still lacks Exposť for Safari tabs. This sucks because it only seems natural to 3-finger swipe down in fullscreen Safari to see all your tab windows (as you would in any other program). Instead you have to remember you have a tab open and move the cursor up to the top of the window to reveal them.

Am I crazy or does this seem like pretty low hanging fruit Apple should be on top of? :confused:



maclaptop
May 4, 2011, 09:01 AM
Apple can't please everyone

MonkeySee....
May 4, 2011, 09:04 AM
I had this feature in Chrome last month but it has vanished.

Stupid dev version. Was pretty handy though.

peopleinatree
May 4, 2011, 09:22 AM
Apple can't please everyone

True, but they do have to please me :D

baryon
May 4, 2011, 10:37 AM
That would be great indeed! There's a Safari extension that does that, but it's terrrrribly bad and it doesn't really work either. Safari extensions are all cr*p.

dethmaShine
May 4, 2011, 10:38 AM
That would be great indeed! There's a Safari extension that does that, but it's terrrrribly bad and it doesn't really work either. Safari extensions are all cr*p.

Many are crap. :)

But that's a great idea OP (even if it's not yours - I don't know). Apple should implement this in Safari and I think it will.

Cinder6
May 4, 2011, 11:02 AM
I had this feature in Chrome last month but it has vanished.

Stupid dev version. Was pretty handy though.

about:flags

MonkeySee....
May 4, 2011, 11:09 AM
about:flags

oo ok i'll take a look cheers

petvas
May 6, 2011, 05:29 PM
Lion still lacks Exposť for Safari tabs. This sucks because it only seems natural to 3-finger swipe down in fullscreen Safari to see all your tab windows (as you would in any other program). Instead you have to remember you have a tab open and move the cursor up to the top of the window to reveal them.

Am I crazy or does this seem like pretty low hanging fruit Apple should be on top of? :confused:

I feel you. Safaris full screen mode could be much better if we had an expose for all open tabs.

Mr. Milk
Jun 3, 2011, 03:59 AM
Hi everyone,

Well, I was also really disappointed to see Mission Control didn't deal with those Safari tabs. I did not find an extension the way I think it should be. Both Exposer and TabExpose are kind of slow, didn't work for multiple windows, no close button (like Chrome), etc.

So, although I know some of you think extensions are all crap, I made my own, trying to be as "crapless" as I could. I've written the code from scratch paying attention from performance to visual effects. Of course, if Apple can't satisfy everyone, let alone myself.

Since I'm in a Lion thread, I must say I have tested it with SL Safari (5.0) and Lion's (5.1). It works on both, but to me 5.1 is so buggy that I decided to stick with 5.0 (made a copy from SL and now I have both 5.0 and 5.1 on Lion).


As per my submission to Apple:
------------------------------------------
Name:
Tab Switchery

Download:
Use the attached file or http://www.anysoft.com.br/mrmilk/safariext/tabswitchery/TabSwitchery.safariextz

Short Description:
Navigate through Safari tabs and windows with mission control/exposť-like views. Shortcut key and toolbar icon let you instantly access all tabs for the current window (1st click) and grouped tabs for all open windows (2nd click). From there you can switch to or close any tab.

Long Description:
Navigate through Safari tabs and windows with mission control/exposť-like views. Shortcut key and toolbar icon let you instantly access: all tabs for the current window (1st click) and grouped tabs for all open windows (2nd click). From there you can switch to or close any tab.

- Exposť for all windows (exclusive!)
- Switch to or close any tab
- Auto-adjusting image size
- Customizable shortcut key
- Thumbnail creation on idle time
- Mac OS consistent visual effects
- Lion(10.7) compatible

Category:
Productivity

All tabs from the active window:
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/9269/tabswitcherytabs425x275.png

All Safari windows with grouped tabs
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7177/tabswitcherywindows425x.png

---------------------------------

I have already submitted it to Apple, but since they will take some time to publish it, I decided to give it a go here.

I'd appreciate to hear from you.

Cheers,

Mr. Milk

P.S. for those who want the gesture, you can set up a shortcut key in TabSwitchery and use BetterTouchTool to bind a gesture to that key combination. I'm using 4 finger down..

BLACKFRIDAY
Jun 3, 2011, 04:12 AM
Hi everyone,

Well, I was also really disappointed to see Mission Control didn't deal with those Safari tabs. I did not find an extension the way I think it should be. Both Exposer and TabExpose are kind of slow, didn't work for multiple windows, no close button (like Chrome), etc.

So, although I know some of you think extensions are all crap, I made my own, trying to be as "crapless" as I could. I've written the code from scratch paying attention from performance to visual effects. Of course, if Apple can't satisfy everyone, let alone myself.

Since I'm in a Lion thread, I must say I have tested it with SL Safari (5.0) and Lion's (5.1). It works on both, but to me 5.1 is so buggy that I decided to stick with 5.0 (made a copy from SL and now I have both 5.0 and 5.1 on Lion).


As per my submission to Apple:
------------------------------------------
Name:
Tab Switchery

Download:
Use the attached file or http://www.anysoft.com.br/mrmilk/safariext/tabswitchery.safariextz

Short Description:
Navigate through Safari tabs and windows with mission control/exposť-like views. Shortcut key and toolbar icon let you instantly access all tabs for the current window (1st click) and grouped tabs for all open windows (2nd click). From there you can switch to or close any tab.

Long Description:
Navigate through Safari tabs and windows with mission control/exposť-like views. Shortcut key and toolbar icon let you instantly access: all tabs for the current window (1st click) and grouped tabs for all open windows (2nd click). From there you can switch to or close any tab.

- Exposť for all windows (exclusive!)
- Switch to or close any tab
- Auto-adjusting image size
- Customizable shortcut key
- Thumbnail creation on idle time
- Mac OS consistent visual effects
- Lion(10.7) compatible

Category:
Productivity

All tabs from the active window:
Image (http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/9269/tabswitcherytabs425x275.png)

All Safari windows with grouped tabs
Image (http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7177/tabswitcherywindows425x.png)

---------------------------------

I have already submitted it to Apple, but since they will take some time to publish it, I decided to give it a go here.

I'd appreciate to hear from you.

Cheers,

Mr. Milk

P.S. for those who want the gesture, you can set up a shortcut key in TabSwitchery and use BetterTouchTool to bind a gesture to that key combination. I'm using 4 finger down..

In one word: Sexy!

Great work. I'll have a go with this on both 5.0 and 5.1. Cheers!

kftrainer
Jun 3, 2011, 07:23 AM
In one word: Sexy!

Great work. I'll have a go with this on both 5.0 and 5.1. Cheers!
I would love to download it but it is hard to interpret since it is a foreign language where is the download link on the page ?

Jolly Jimmy
Jun 3, 2011, 07:46 AM
Not working for me on 10.6.7 and Safari 5.0.5. All I get is a grey screen. Also when ever I hit the letter T it activates.

DJHack
Jun 3, 2011, 08:04 AM
Not working for me on 10.6.7 and Safari 5.0.5. All I get is a grey screen. Also when ever I hit the letter T it activates.

Same here - just a grey screen tab with nothing on it :(

kftrainer
Jun 3, 2011, 08:22 AM
Same here - just a grey screen tab with nothing on it :(

It is did that for me initially and then I restarted the computer and it then worked , If you did not try that I would you try that

Jolly Jimmy
Jun 3, 2011, 08:25 AM
It is did that for me initially and then I restarted the computer and it then worked , If you did not try that I would you try that

I'll give it a go.

EDIT : Still the same grey tab after 2 reboots.

InsanelyApple
Jun 3, 2011, 10:28 PM
Chrome dev has it in the Mac version. Type about:flags in the omnibox, press enable on Tab overview, and relaunch. Done!

petvas
Jun 3, 2011, 11:40 PM
I tried downloading the extension but the file doesn't exist there anymore.

MacManiac76
Jun 4, 2011, 12:20 AM
Same here - just a grey screen tab with nothing on it :(

Same thing happens for me too. Thought maybe it was just a problem on my system, but obviously not. Hopefully Mr. Milk can get this fixed because it is a very much needed, and desired extension for Safari.

chiggster
Aug 15, 2011, 02:48 PM
Just installed with 10.7 and Safari 5.1 and it works great! Thanks so much!

Wookbert
Feb 20, 2014, 12:45 PM
With TabExposť and Exposer both being slow (and/or abandoned/no longer available for download) TabSwitchery is exactly what I've been looking for (I'm often browsing 60-80 tabs at once). I've tried TabSwitchery on another machine which still runs under 10.6.8 and it works like charm. On Mavericks however I only get a blank, grey screen.

So I beg you on my knees: Please bring TabSwitchery back to life!