Vertical tabs on Chrome and Firefox

There are people who would prefer to have the tab bar open vertically, in a tree style, rather than horizontally, as is the case in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and all the most used browsers by default. In fact, the vertical tab bar is very convenient for those who open many sites together on the browser and for those who have a fairly large monitor, which always leaves large spaces both left and right.
On the contrary, having the bar with the headers of the tabs open all in the upper part of the window restricts the space on the shorter side of the monitor.
As said, most browsers do not allow you to view the tabs vertically (the vertical tab bar was an Opera option before it became identical to Chrome), so you need an additional extension.
If you use Firefox, there is a fairly hidden and little publicized trick to open web pages on a sidebar so you can always keep it under control even when browsing other sites. For example, you can keep Facebook or Gmail's Inbox or Twitter in the left column and, in the meantime, watch a video or read articles on without closing the site they load on the sidebar.
Without additional extensions, Open the site you want to load on the sidebar and add it to your favorites by pressing the star button. Click on the sidebar button and search for the newly added site in the list of favorites.
Right click on it, go to Properties, activate the option that says " Load this bookmark in the sidebar " and save. At this point, click on this site normally to open it on the sidebar integrated into the Firefox interface. You can continue browsing on new tabs and other web pages, always leaving the site open from the side in view.
There are also many extensions that you can use, one of the most popular of which is the Tree Style Tab .
This add-on moves the tab bar sideways in the Firefox window and allows you to see a much larger list of tabs than the horizontal setting. It also lets you read the full title of each site open in a tab, so you can easily recognize it. The feature that distinguishes this extension is however the tree aspect, so if you open several tabs of the same site or domain, they are grouped in a sub-category. So if you are looking for something on Google and end up opening web pages of the same site, they are all put together and grouped together.
On Google Chrome, until some time ago, that of vertical tabs was a secret option in the chrome: // flags menu, removed removed and disappeared for some time now. Although none of the extensions have the same features as Tree Style Tabs on Firefox, those who use Chrome can still install Tabs Outliner .
After installing this extension, a separate window appears, not integrated with that of Chrome, which lists the open tabs in vertical order. The tab list is unfortunately only a separate window, because there is no way in Chrome to display a list of tabs in the sidebar, at least for now. In addition, Chrome does not allow you to hide the tab bar at the top, which remains visible in any case.
If you don't like it, there are also other extensions to have vertical tabs in Chrome:
- Vtabs
- Vertical Tabs
If you were looking for a browser that natively supports vertical tabs you can install the new Vivaldi browser, born from the ashes of the old Opera versions, which has this option in the menu.

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