Tab Activate

Tab Activate 3.2.1 CRX for Chrome

A Free Productivity Extension

Published By Tab Activate

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Tab Activate for Chrome

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6.14 KB

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Tech Specs

  • • Type: Browser Extension
  • • Latest Version: 3.2.1
  • • Price: Freeware
  • • Offline: No
  • • Developer: Tab Activate

User Reviews

  • 252 Votes, Average: 4.07 out of 5
  • • Rating Average
  • 4.07 out of 5
  • • Rating Users
  • 252

Download Count

  • • Total Downloads
  • 509
  • • Current Version Downloads
  • 174
  • • Updated: May 19, 2022

Tab Activate is a free Productivity Extension for Chrome. You could download the latest version crx file or old version crx files and install it.

More About Tab Activate

*** New Feature by Request ***
Tab Activate now supports bookmarks!

*** Concerns Regarding Permissions ***
Please read the detailed description of required permissions and why they are necessary. Without them, Tab Activate could not work as described. Absolutely no data is changed or collected.


By default, Chrome opens new tabs in the background and provides no option to switch to them immediately.

With Tab Activate, new tabs open immediately instead of in the background.

To override Tab Activate and open new tabs in the background, press the Shift key while opening the new tab.

Tab Activate effectively reverses Chrome's new tab focus behavior.



Read and change your bookmarks:
Required to activate bookmarked tabs (bookmarks are only read, not changed)

Read and change all your data on the websites you visit:
Required to detect when the Shift key is pressed (no other website data is accessed)

Due to limitations in the Chrome extension API, the only way to detect if the Shift key is being pressed or if a new tab's URL is bookmarked is with the requested permissions. Absolutely no data is changed or collected.



Version 2.0.0
As requested, bookmarks are now supported and open immediately.

Version 1.2.0:
New tab positions better match Chrome's behavior. New active tabs open to the right of the previous tab and new background tabs open at the end.

Version 1.1.0:
Shift key overrides Tab Activate and opens new tabs in the background.

Version 1.0.0:
Initial release.

Download Tab Activate 3.2.1

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