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Grab Tabs – Get chromium urls in a list

Long story short there is a bunch of extensions for chrome/chromium which provide you with session management and tab control but frankly none of them do exactly what I wanted so I have fudged a solution by using session manager and writing a 5 minute extension: Grab Tabs. Somehow it seemed easier to write an extension than to find one which just worked, feature creep gets people bad!

***Grab Tabs is Super Simple
This is a super simple extension which dumps a list of current tabs to a text box, ready to copy out to wherever.

There’s no need for complexity, sometimes you just need a list of the urls you have open, across windows – essential functionality for a lot of us power users.

Session managers are great, (I use the extension called Session Manager) – but they still lack just the brute functionality to get a list of tab urls straight out. This does that.

No frill, simple tab url extraction 😀

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  1. Mark
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Dear Woody,

    just a remark. Grab Tabs did stop working on Chrome 27.0.1453.110 m.

    I am not able to debug this. It does not open the ‘window’ containing the tab infos anymore. Being in Extensions Developer mode, it shows a grayed out ‘Inspect popup’ menu entry.

    Thanks and regards, Mark

  2. Posted June 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Mark,

    That’s strange – it’s working for me? Perhaps you could get the latest version as I updated this a few days ago.



  3. Mark
    Posted June 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hi Woody,
    Chrome has updated to the latest version – 0.3. I am not shure, but problems started a few days ago – could it be related to the update? I am also not able (don’t know how) to ‘downgrade’ to the previous version.
    Debugging options seem to be related to the ‘Inspect popup’, which is grayed out for me. Do you know of any other possibility, how to isolate my problem? Are there any chrome log files or something, which would guide me to an error message?
    Thanks, markus

  4. Posted July 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Hmmm Markus, your right, I’ll take a look as soon as I can get to it 🙂



  5. Mark
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Hi Woody,

    I don’t know, when you will be able to look into it. What about releasing the ‘old’ (working) version again (as 0.4) in the mean time, if it can be used with current chrome versions?

    So users (as I) will be able to use ‘grab tabs’ again and don’t have to wait for a fix?

    Regards, mark

  6. Eric R.
    Posted July 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Just wanted to report another user (platform?) where Grab Tabs has stopped working: I’m on Mac OSX 10.6.8 with Chrome version 29.0.1547.32 beta (updated today, Jul 29, 2013). When I click the Grab Tabs icon, it “blinks”, as if the button was pressed, but nothing else happens. Note that in the drop-down from the icon, “options” is disabled.

    Thanks for your attention.

  7. Posted August 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks All, Will dig in and fix this when I can!

  8. zach
    Posted September 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I have just discovered your extension and this is exactly what i need and the present time but it seems that it doesnt works currently (chrome Version 29.0.1547.66 m)

    don’t hesitate to notify me when the issue will be fixed


  9. Posted October 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Cheers Zach,

    Busy times – not fixed this yet – may or may not get to it soon 🙂

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