TabFS: Mount the Browser Tabs as a Filesystem

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  • ranger

    A VIM-inspired filemanager for the console

    You might like Ranger[1]. It's not dired, but has similar rich set of features.

    [1]: https://github.com/ranger/ranger

  • brotab

    Control your browser's tabs from the command line

    Probably not as powerful as TabFS, but there's also https://github.com/balta2ar/brotab:

    > bt (brotab = Browser Tabs) is a command-line tool that helps you manage browser tabs. It can help you list, close, reorder, open and activate your tabs.

    It supports both Chrome and Firefox. I use it to get titles of tabs that make some sound in Firefox.

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  • tabist

    Simple Tab Manager Extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    I am like your friend... basically tabs are a "working memory" that you don't want to store permanently in bookmarks. each window or sets of windows is typically a different topic that is being research on with a bunch of middle clicks to open tabs. I have so many open that I wrote a small webext for it that shows a page of all your tabs that you can click on to navigate to that tab with a click. just a nicer interface to see all the windows open and all the tabs. https://github.com/fiveNinePlusR/tabist

  • nyxt

    Nyxt - the hacker's power-browser.

    If you are interested, we are thinking about exploring this concept in Nyxt, please voice your support on our GitHub (leave an issue or otherwise). https://github.com/atlas-engineer/nyxt

  • exwm

    Emacs X Window Manager

    I use qutebrowser in one-window-per-tab mode and EXWM[1] as my window manager (with ivy for switching buffers). It still needs some more integration but currently is my favorite solution to this problem.

    [1]: https://github.com/ch11ng/exwm

  • winfuse

    FUSE for the Windows kernel

    If you are running WSL1, https://github.com/billziss-gh/winfuse is your friend.

  • stealth

    :rocket: Stealth - Secure, Peer-to-Peer, Private and Automateable Web Browser/Scraper/Proxy

    This sounds actually exactly like what I am building [1] :) still needs a lot of work regarding web filtering.

    The general idea is to have more persistent caching locally, so that peer offloading (and persistence of offline content) can be guaranteed.

    Since yesterday the cache supports multiple versions of each file (with a timestamp), and it will get a UI that allows to navigate back in time for each URL.

    [1] https://github.com/tholian-network/stealth

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  • fari

    Console utility for fast Safari tab browsing

    I’m excited to dig into this a bit and possibly add Safari support. I recently built a script (https://github.com/incanus/fari) for Curses-based (terminal) navigation of Safari tabs with hopes of adding management functionality in the future.

  • thegreatsuspender

    A chrome extension for suspending all tabs to free up memory

    DANGER, Will Robinson!

    I could really use something like the Great Suspender. However, looking into it, I found quite a bit of controversy surrounding its new (since June) "maintainer". This issue sums it up well: "SECURITY: New maintainer is probably malicious"[1]

    Here is the gist of it:

    > Using the chrome web store version of this extension, without disabling tracking, will execute code from an untrusted third-party on your computer, with the power to modify any and all websites that you see.

    So, installing from the Chrome Web Store is a complete no-go.

    One can still install the extension from GitHub, but with Chrome constantly evolving and the now, unmaintained-on-GitHub extension having known issues with losing all your tabs (to which there are workarounds), I'm very wary of using this extension.

    [1]: https://github.com/greatsuspender/thegreatsuspender/issues/1...

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