Tired of too many Open Tabs? Try the new extension!

Tired of too many Open Tabs? Try the new extension!

We’ve updated our Browser Extension for Chrome & Edge with a great new feature: Save Open Tabs! You can save and close all of them with a few clicks simultaneously. And that’s not all: we’ve got some more free tricks up our sleeves. Read on, to learn them all.

Save (& close) your Open Tabs

If you’ve ever used a browser, you’ll know what we’re talking about: Open Tabs. It’s so easy to click a hyperlink, to start a new version of your Chrome browser, to jump from resource to resource, from article to website. They call it surfin’ the web, and it’s both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to find a new website to check out, but you can just as easily lose your way. This is where our extension helps you out: now you can save and close your open tabs with one click.

Instructions to save open tabs

  1. If you’ve installed our extension, it will update automatically. We’re currently at version 7.3. If you haven’t installed it yet, please install the Chrome New tab page extension or the Chrome Bookmarker extension. If you use Edge, you should install the Edge New tab page extension or the Edge Bookmarker extension. For Firefox and Safari users we’ll update the extension soon.
  2. After installation, click the Extension icon in the address bar of your browser. You’ll see a new button at the bottom-right of the extension pop-up: Open tabs. Click it.
  3. We need your permission to see your browser history to make this feature available. Please grant us these rights. We will only use them for this specific feature. Click Allow.
  4. Now, once you click the Extension icon again, we’ll be able to present a list of your open tabs. Click it, to see your open tabs in a list view. Now you can select each page you want to save or Select all.
  5. By default, the destination widget is your Inbox. If you prefer a different location or a new widget, you can choose that too.
  6. If you want to close all selected tabs after saving, select Close selected tabs after saving. Note: if you’ve selected Select All, you’ll close the current browser window, including all tabs.
  7. Finally, to confirm your choice, click Save selected tabs.

Save to Inbox

You can save your open tabs to an existing widget, or to a new widget. But if you don’t want to specify a destination, you can save them to your Inbox. This location is not a widget, but a destination outside of your usual pages and widgets. To open and see your inbox, these are your options:

  • Open the Me menu (top-right corner) and click View all bookmarks.
  • Click in the search box in the header (also in your top-right corner) and click View all my links.
  • In the address bar, type start.me/bookmarks.

Once you’ve opened the Bookmark Manager, you’ll see the Inbox on the left. You can move bookmarks to a location, select multiple bookmarks, and move, copy, delete, or change their icons.

Other features

Of course, the extension has even more features you’ll love to try out:

  • Save websites while you surf. Whenever you’ve discovered an article or site you like, hit the bookmark icon in de address bar, and the page is saved. By default, it will land in the Inbox, but if you want to organize them into a widget, we’ll remember this preference too.
  • Import bookmarks. You can easily import your browser bookmarks into a start.me page. For more details, read this support article.
  • Searching from the address bar. If you want to locate a specific bookmark in your start.me library, you can type me [space] and start typing. This way, you can find the link you need from any page. More details in this support article.

What do you think?

Besides these rather big changes, we’ve also made a lot of improvements to the design of our extension and fixed some bugs. We won’t bother you with the details, but if you’ve noticed an issue, it should have disappeared with this new version.

So, what do you think? Are you happy with our efforts so far? What would you like us to improve next? Please let us know in the comments. You know we’re listening!

6 Replies to “Tired of too many Open Tabs? Try the new extension!”

  1. Thank you so very much for this. This is VERY convenient and even more so when we are working across multiple devices as this allows saved tabs to be synced across all of them as well.

    1. Glad you like it, Wayne! We intended this feature to save a lot of time, as it will keep your data in sync. And if you’re working across multiple devices, don’t forget to refresh the window after saving your tabs, so you’ll see the most current state of your start.me pages.

  2. Nice feature that appears glitched. If I have multiple Edge windows open, with multiple tabs in each window, I can save one windows worth of tabs successfully to the inbox. However, if I the attempt the second Edge window of tabs, it appears to process the save, but when checking the inbox, the second window’s bookmarks are nowhere to be found.

    1. Thanks for you comment, Michael! We’ve tried to replicate the issue, but we couldn’t. What you describe could be solved by manually refreshing the page with the open Inbox (Crtl-R or F5). Currently we don’t refresh the pages automatically across all devices, so that might explain the ‘disappearance’ of your saved bookmarks. Could you this out and let us know if this solves the issue? Thanks in advance!

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