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What are people saying about TidyTabs

eb235 I installed TidyTabs on Windows 8.1 (FR)
Once I understood how to make tabs appear, I enjoyed using it. As far as I can tell, the product does what it says and I'll probably buy my copy, given its low price and the large discount.

However I have big HOW-TO questions.
On TidyTabs web site, I read that :
-1- TidyTabs will guess by itself that some window types will never need tabs.
-2- But if that's not sufficient, you can easily specify which application should have tabs and which one should not.
-3- Two clicks are enough to add an application to the blacklist or to the whitelist.

While point -2- is true, I have problems with
point -1- : on start, it seems that TidyTabs guess that **all** applications don't need tabs. I had to add explorer and other apps to the whitelist to make tabs appear !
point -3- : the only way I found to whitelist an app is to click on the TidyTabs icon in the tray, then click on the exclusions tab (no pun intended), then open a file dialog and go to Program Files or at least write the name of the executable file when I knew it (like explorer.exe), then not forget to click on the + button and click on OK or Apply. I didn't count but that's much, much more than two clicks and I think it would be bothersome for the average end user to go such a lengthy way.

Last comment : it seems that an explorer tab can only go with other explorer tabs but I did succeed in mixing tabs from different apps (namely irfanview and notepad).

Did I miss something ? Or... ?
Nov 4 2016 at 2:41pm Copy Link
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Nurgo It seems that you set the exclusion mode to "whitelist", it's why you have to add each application to the whitelist to make tabs appear. If you want to have tabs on (almost) all your apps by default, please use the "blacklist" mode. You will then be able to blacklist an app by right clicking on its tab and choosing "Exclude", which makes exactly two clicks :-)
You should be able to mix explorer tabs with any other apps, but remember that the free version is limited to 3 tabs per group, so make sure that you entered your license key.
Nurgo Software - Nov 4 2016 at 2:57pm Copy Link
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eb235 Right on the nail, 3 times in a row !

Thank you very much for your explanations. I now have all my answers and I'll dutifully enter my license key once the deal is on...
Nov 4 2016 at 4:32pm Copy Link
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MK I have Extended Tab for Office but TidyTabs does similar but for all programs. It's a great program. You need to go through its menu to set it up properly but that's just a case of going down through your Program Files folder, finding the exe file and adding it to the list. 20 second job.
The tabs kind of disappear until you roll over them (unless I'm doing it wrong), but AquaSnap (companion program from the same developer) seems to overcome this and allows permanent display.
So as an example, I have 2 Word docs, EndNote X7 library, Chrome, PaintShop Pro and CintaNotes all running and easily accessible from tabs at the top of my screen, and all stable so far.
So buying a couple of licenses for both AquaSnap and TidyTabs through BDJ.
Nov 5 2016 at 1:59am Copy Link
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J S Hello, I think this program sounds very useful and what's more - affordable too.

I'm looking to buy multiple licenses for both TidyTabs AND AquaSnap (AquaSnap(?) because I think it can possibly do some things that ActualTools dot com's "Actual Window Manager" doesn't directly or easily do)

I do have a few questions:

Q#01: Do you have a known list of programs that TidyTabs -to date, WiLL NOT work with?

Q#02: Is it possible during the purchasing process, to transfer or 'GiFT' a License to a Family Member or Close Friend, OR, can this be done at a later time?

Reason I ask: Some Vendor payment systems eg. like FastSpring or AvanGate have an optional step that allows the user to edit Names or to GiFT Licenses before completion of order.

Q#03: I just want to confirm (as per the Bits-du-Jour "The Fine Print" tab information) that TidyTabs &/or AquaSnap do not require online (or email) activation for the license/product?

Reason I ask: A close family member (that I'd like to give a License for both products too), literally lives in the 'Australian Outback' hundreds of miles from the nearest town, where their landline telephone access is non-existent at worst to "intermittent" at best (there's no cell-phone access at all), so if the products DO require OLA then I wont buy Licenses for that sibling.
.

Many thanks, for your eagerly anticipated reply.
Nov 5 2016 at 2:16am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hello J S, thank you for your interest in our products!
Q#01: The only known software that doesn’t work with TidyTabs is XYplorer, but we will try to address this issue.
Q#02: Yes, just add &option=purchaser at the end of the URL when you are on the order page.
Q#03: Yes, the activation can be done offline.
Nurgo Software - Nov 5 2016 at 3:00am Copy Link
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JL Hello,

I have just purchased two copies of this great software and I would like to suggest some improvements:

1. TidyTabs’s tabs are really annoying in Chrome and Firefox when you have multiple tabs (web pages) in these web browsers and you have the windows maximized. Your program tabs appears over the web browser tabs. Could it be possible to let us choose where the tabs should appear in each program (when it is maximized, restored its previous size,...)? I mean, not just on the top of the windows but maybe on the left/right side or the bottom. It would be good to also be able to choose the exact place: top-left corner, left-top corner.

2. It would be good to be able to hide the combined windows from the Windows taskbar and replace them by something like TidyTabs Group 1, Group 2,...

3. It seems that TidyTabs does not work with the file properties window. Could this be fixed?

Best Regards
Nov 5 2016 at 4:00am Copy Link
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Zonwas Hi, having a little problem here, wanting to buy the program in Firefox and paying it with Paypall.

Every time after, on the page of purchase, having filled in all my personal data and chosen to buy 1 copy of Tidytabs with 0 copies of Aquasnap (I am having a license of it already), once clicked the "Next" link towards Paypall, something turns the number of copies of Aquasnap into 90 on that same page, calculating a the end a total to pay of >66€ ...

I've cleaned the cache of Firefox several times.
Any other tips? Txs! Eric
Nov 5 2016 at 4:12am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hello JL, thank you for your feedback!
1, 2) These are planned features.
3) Actually, only sizeable windows can be tabbed, as their size need to be changed to match the size of the tabbed group. It's why you can't have tabs on the file properties windows.
Nurgo Software - Nov 5 2016 at 4:40am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Zonwas very strange, I haven’t been able to reproduce the issue. Can you retry with Chrome or Internet Explorer, or with another payment method?
Nurgo Software - Nov 5 2016 at 4:45am Copy Link
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Zonwas Hi Nurgo, thank you for your quick reply! The issue is solved while you were writing me. It still had to do with cleaning even more within Firefox... Sorry about that! Cheers,Eric!
Nov 5 2016 at 4:48am Copy Link
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JL OK. Thanks Nurgo.

3. Now I understand the limitation.

I wanted to tab several file properties windows, so all of them have the same size and are not resizable.
Hope it could be possible to enable tabs for non-sizeable windows in future releases by maybe:

a. Limiting the tab feature to windows of the same program (same window size)

b. I do not know if it could be possible to make exceptions. All the sizeable windows share the same size in the same tabbed group but non-sizeable windows conserve its own when their tabs are selected.
Nov 5 2016 at 5:16am Copy Link
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Nurgo @JL This would be technically feasible, but we have to make sure that this isn't too confusing for the user and that it is not perceived as a bug. We will do some testing.
Nurgo Software - Nov 5 2016 at 5:33am Copy Link
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JL Thanks for considering it.
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Ennovy I made an auto-grouping list (Pro version) with 3 titles but I can't get it to work.
TidyTabs (portable version) starts first and when I start the titles from the auto-grouping list they aren't gathered in a single tabbed group.
Windows 10 64bit

Thanks for TidyTabs and AquaSnap, great software!

Have a nice day, Peter
Nov 5 2016 at 10:32am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hi Ennovy, the "auto-grouping" function only allows you to gather windows belonging to the same application. The possibility to automatically group windows from different applications will be added in a future version.
Nurgo Software - Nov 5 2016 at 11:20am Copy Link
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Ennovy @Nurgo: Thanks for your information and for adding new features :)
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MK Compared to Extended Tabs, what is missing is the ability to save the group of files and associated tabs as a" Project" so that when you start-up your PC you can load all the programs and tabs in one go. There's a similar program called WindowsTabs (seems abandonedware) but a Save and restore window groups" feature is top of its "vote for a new feature".
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Robert User When purchasing Tidy Tabs or AquaSnap, there is an option to add the other program for $8.10 (discounted from $9), however both programs are also available for $5.40 on Bitsdujour. It would be a better deal to purchase each one separately. The Bitsdujour offers do not use the term Professional, so I thought maybe since the word "Professional" is used in the Add-On offer, that there is a Professional version available, so I checked the developer website, but the developer website shows that the Professional Standard license is $9.00, the same shown as the full price on Bitsdujour.

If the $8.10 was intended as an incentive to purchase both programs for a total of $8.10, then the price makes sense, however where it is placed makes it look like the $8.10 is for adding the other program only, implying the total for both would be 5.40 +8.10 = $13.50 total. Why would a buyer do that when $5.40 for each would be $10.80 total?

Can the $8.10 price be explained?
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Wearsie Jackson Very cool little utility! I snagged this + AquaSnap for my home and work PCs (2 licenses of each product).

The price is awesome! Thanks Nurgo + BDJ!!!!

-- Weerz
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H. H. @ vendor
Hallo,
not very amused
I bought aqua snap 5,40$ - also made sure that it was correct and saved the text in notepad
and had opened before annother tab for buying tidytab (from the bitsdujour page, I before had removed the addition from the order because it was not discounted) as a spererate purchase.
But - although only been shown the discounted purchase of aqua snap - in the order receipt - without any chance to make a correction I´m charged for aqua snap ´+ tidytab (undiscounted) - but tidy tab for 9§ I paid via visa.
Please tell me how I wil be refundet for the 4,6$ I´m charged too much.
H.H.
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Constantin Florea @H. H., I've just contacted the vendor regarding your request.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 6 2016 at 1:46am Copy Link
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Payne N Diaz After thinking "this is a neat tool, the trial was downloaded to my W7/64.

It installed OK, but there are no tabs. is this a firewall thing?

there are no instructions or help on the site.

any reason it isn't working?
Nov 6 2016 at 2:57am Copy Link
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Harry Stadman Great replacement for WindowTabs, wich is now discontinued. It had some problems with some applications. This one seems to work without any problems!

Great deal, get it!

One suggestion though:

Windowtabs put the tab immediatly behind the first tab(application) when you start another application. I would like to see this behavier also in Tidytabs, that way you don't have to drag them onto the next one.

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Nurgo @H. H.
Hello, it seems that you added both products to your cart, but as the system only accepts one coupon per order, the discount for TidyTabs hasn't been applied. It's preferable to purchase both products separately. I have performed a partial refund of your order.
Nurgo Software - Nov 6 2016 at 3:14am Copy Link
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Harry Stadman Maybe instead of a middle click, you can put a cross in the right corner to close the tab? As Windows does?

One other thing I notice, I have 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, wich has a feature where you can switch between applications via the mousewheel. This is blocked by TidyTabs! I hope to be able to use both methods at the same time in future.
Nov 6 2016 at 3:19am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Payne N Diaz, the tabs are hidden by default and only appear when you mouse-over them. You can make them always visible by unchecking "Automatically hide single tabs" in the settings.
Nurgo Software - Nov 6 2016 at 3:21am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Harry Stadman, thanks for your feedback, I'm glad you like TidyTabs :-)
Regarding your first suggestion, I think that you can already do that by adding your applications to the auto-grouping list.
Your second suggestion is already on our to-do list.
Nurgo Software - Nov 6 2016 at 3:30am Copy Link
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Harry Stadman Thanks. Great. I also noticed Faststone Image Viewer isn't supported yet. Please add support for AVS products and faststone products.
Nov 6 2016 at 3:49am Copy Link
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Bill Blackledge Like Payne, I thought "interesting, will try it". Installed, I have an icon in my system tray....... Now what?
No instructions/help anywhere that I can find. How do I add tabs to any applications/docs?
Nov 6 2016 at 3:53am Copy Link
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Harry Stadman see also:

Nurgo @Payne N Diaz, the tabs are hidden by default and only appear when you mouse-over them. You can make them always visible by unchecking "Automatically hide single tabs" in the settings.

To be able to change setting, double click on the icon! The settings window will appear. Here you can change whatever you like.
Nov 6 2016 at 3:57am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Bill Blackledge, the tabs are hidden by default and only appear when you mouse-over them. You can make them always visible by unchecking "Automatically hide single tabs" in the settings.
Nurgo Software - Nov 6 2016 at 4:08am Copy Link
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Bill Blackledge OK thanks, got it.
Nov 6 2016 at 4:13am Copy Link
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Garry Camps why is the price on the checkout page £4.31 and the price on paypal is £5.31
Nov 6 2016 at 5:33am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Garry Camps, the price on the first checkout page don't include VAT
Nurgo Software - Nov 6 2016 at 5:44am Copy Link
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Lito Bought this and it's a really great just like Aquasnap. :)

I didn't think I needed it since many of my programs have their own tab abilities, but after trying it out I found a really good use for it that is better outside of how tabs would work if done in the application itself. It also makes it so much easier to setup and use than the built in tabs of directory opus because the dopus gui gets cluttered.

One issue though it doesn't remember my groupings when you restart either of the programs (in my case directory opus which opens all the specified windows at start when tidytabs is running or tidytabs when it starts if dopus is already running with the windows I had grouped are open already).

I use directory opus and have several dopus.exe windows open but I set them up in a specific layout that I don't want to change except in the case of certain directories and dual pane windows that I want grouped together with tabs. Is there a way to save this kind of grouping? I am looking at the options and it seems to group in an all or nothing approach. For now the work around is to just redo up the groupings every time I start. Thankfully tidytabs makes this easy to do but I'd much rather have it automated. :)
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Ela S. Linked to this promo is AquaSnap Professional. What is the difference between AquaSnap Free and AquaSnap Professional?
Nov 6 2016 at 1:28pm Copy Link
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Nurgo @ ELA S. the differences between the two versions are detailled here: http://www.nurgo-software...g/aquasnap
Nurgo Software - Nov 6 2016 at 1:42pm Copy Link
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Gary Smith @Nurgo,
Re: "Professional" versions.
The BitsduJour versions are not identified as Professional versions, however the $9 is the same as the developer website Professional version. Are buyers of Aqua Snap and Tidy Tabs from BitsduJour getting the Professional versions? Also, both programs were offered for $5.40 on BitsduJour. When buying either, an offer was shown to get the other for $8.10, which is more than the $5.40. The $8.10 still has not been explained. Please explain.
Nov 6 2016 at 2:41pm Copy Link
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Ippo Defilers Cannot puurchase with paypal nor with credit card. After completion of the order it says order not completed
Nov 6 2016 at 4:40pm Copy Link
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Nurgo @Gary Smith, yes, the versions sold on BitsDuJour are the Professional Editions. Indeed, when you buy one of our products, we sometimes offer you the possibility to add another product to your cart with a 10% discount. But if you want have the BitsDuJour discount for both AquaSnap and TidyTabs, you must buy them separately.
Nurgo Software - Nov 7 2016 at 12:05am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Ippo Defilers, could you please contact our support and provide your order ID so we check what is going on?
Nurgo Software - Nov 7 2016 at 12:08am Copy Link
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Ela S. So I bought both applications and had to pay 15 EURO in total. As per today, equivalent would be 16.56 US$.

Getting confused about the discounts now when reading the comments above. Did I do something wrong?
Nov 7 2016 at 10:55am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Ela S., The deal was available only on 5th and 6th of November 2016. It was not available on 7th of November 2016.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 7 2016 at 10:58am Copy Link
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Ela S. Hallo Constantin,

The purchase was done in time - 06th Nov - during the promotion period via the BDJ website and Fastspring.
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Constantin Florea @Ela S., I just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
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Nurgo @Ela S., could you please contact our support and provide your order ID?
http://www.nurgo-software...contact-us
Nurgo Software - Nov 8 2016 at 1:59am Copy Link
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Ela S. @Nurgo: Sent you the order ID via a m website, but still no answer after 6 days.
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Nurgo @Ela S. Sorry, I just noticed that your email has been filtered by our anti spam system, we apologize for the inconvenience caused, we offer you the AquaSnap license.
Nurgo Software - Nov 15 2016 at 12:56am Copy Link
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Ottavio I have problems with "Photo" Windows 10 app. I have to minimize and restore it from the taskbar to have tabs grouped
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Mary Wilson I downloaded the program to give it a try. It is a cute little program and I will think about getting it. Like that it lets you try the Professional features for an hour. Don't like that there is not help section as I am having trouble getting it to work. Also tried to group some programs together but it did not work. It also worked on one program and than it did not work on same program. Your pictures show that it working with Notepad. I could not get it to work on NotePad>
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Nurgo @Ottavio, this problem will be solved in the next version.
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Nurgo @Mary Wilson, yes we are aware of the lack of documentation, we will improve this. We will also add a quick tutorial when you run the program for the first time. Regarding your problem, I suspect a conflict with another of your programs, could you please contact our support?
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Herneith What do you expect for 5.00USD?
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Mun Ng I have a laptop and a pc can I install tidy tab on both?
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RichV Hi. I'm wondering if the Stardock desktop utilities block your program - or if I have to add the inclusions via folder browsing. I've installed the trial and it doesn't automatically pick up any open applications under Win10 on my machine ... any ideas?
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Nurgo @Mun Ng, the TidyTabs license is a "per computer" license, in your case you will need two licenses.
Yes, we have a portable version that can be downloaded here:
http://www.nurgo-software...dyTabs.zip
Nurgo Software - Jan 17 2017 at 8:43am Copy Link
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Nurgo @RichV, could you please contact our support, so we can troubleshoot your problem?
http://www.nurgo-software...contact-us
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Matt Hi Nurgo,

When grouping Notepad for example, it would be great if the 'Notepad' buttons on the Taskbar would be grouped (into one button) also.

I hope this could be implemented in a future version.

Thank you.
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Craig S. Is there a way to get a bundle with aquasnap for a similar discount or does that come up for sale on bdj at a different time? Thanks!
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geo User @Nurgo---Same question as Craig S, any plans for that in the future?
Thanks.
Jan 17 2017 at 9:51pm Copy Link
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Nurgo @Craig S, @geo User, it's not planned yet, but it's not impossible :-)
Nurgo Software - Jan 17 2017 at 9:59pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Nurgo Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 18 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Matt Hi Nurgo,

Could you please reply to my comment above?

Thank you.
Jan 18 2017 at 2:35am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Matt, sorry, I missed your comment! Yes it's a planned feature.
Nurgo Software - Jan 18 2017 at 5:58am Copy Link
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Tuomas AquaSnap coming discount? However I buy TidyTabs :)
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RMS Installed this and tried to execute it by clicking on the shortcut but it does nothing. Did a reinstall/repair, restarted, still does nothing. What's wrong?
Jan 18 2017 at 10:52am Copy Link
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Nurgo @RMS, could you please contact our support, so we can troubleshoot your problem?
http://www.nurgo-software...contact-us
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Matt Thanks Nurgo! Sounds great!
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David User Never come across this and was looking forward to it. Tried the free version via link from BdJ website using *.msi and this appears to have installed OK. Appears in programs list. Nothing happens when icon clicked. System is Win10 pro x64. No sign of tabs in any application. Was hoping to use this in Office2016pro. Not only no tabs but crashed Outlook on first new opening. Not terminal. Opened in safe mode and Outlook now back to normal, but still no tabs.

Comments and advice please!
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bvssunnydale Interested but have the same system as David User who can't get it to work - and the vendor hasn't replied so implies poor support. Could someone wake up the vendor?
Jun 13 2017 at 5:06am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hi David, could you please contact our support so we can investigate further?
http://www.nurgo-software...contact-us
Nurgo Software - Jun 13 2017 at 5:10am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hi bvssunnydale, poor support? But the David's question was only 33 minutes old when we answered... :-)
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Lifetime Upgrades I have used TidyTabs for a while now. This is a pretty good concept. I actually use the portable version and it works well for me.

Granted, I don't use Outlook so I cannot comment on that one.

However, I do use Microsoft Word and I am able to tab two different Windows together. I am also able to use it for my File Explorer Windows. It also works when I tab Opera Browser and Chrome together.

If I can suggest one thing to the developer. That is to allow the user to place the Tabs on the left, right, top, or bottom of the Windows. Here is why. When I have several tabs open in my browsers, and then move the mouse to the top to use TidyTabs, it sometimes covers up my browser tabs. Unfortunately, this is counter productive. So if I could move the TidyTabs to the left or right of the Window screen going in a vertical position, it would be much more beneficial.
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Nurgo @LifetimeUpgrades thank you for your feedback, I add your idea to the to-do list.
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David User Hi folks

This is David again who made the first comment. Just want to say that Gregory from the vendors was monitoring and came back to me very quickly with advice. I've not been in front of my machine all day... And had to go direct sine Captur thinks I'm still a robot...
I am now up and running!
This is a helpful little program I have now bought. Agree strongly with comment above about customising the position of the tabs - and I've not yet had the time to master all the settings. Have made some suggestions to Gregory directly for the next version. But for the small fee a useful time saver I'd not come across before! Thanks developer. Thanks BdJ. Keep up the good work...
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Nurgo @David, thank you for your encouragement and for your feedback!
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singularity I had got this on last deal.. great app. Works great with those apps which works only with separate windows open like cyberduck (use it to tab main and download windows together)
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Tim Parsons Just my small contribution: I have two licenses already and am about to add a third... Tiny, perfect, useful. :)
Jun 13 2017 at 10:17am Copy Link
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Norm User I must be missing something. I installed tidytabs but nothing happens when I click on it. Would be nice if there were instructions somewhere
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bvssunnydale Good point about your quick response (I stand corrected). Also, I'd like to purchase but don't see the portable version on sale so I'm wondering if that's on offer? Thanks very much.
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Nurgo Hi NormUser, when you start TidyTabs, a small icon should appear in the tray notification area, at the bottom right of your screen. This icon permits you to access the TidyTabs settings. By default, the ungrouped tabs are hidden and should only appear when you approach the mouse cursor. You can group tabs by dragging one tab onto another. Please contact us if you need further assistance: https://www.nurgo-softwar...contact-us
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Nurgo Hi bvssunnydale, yes the license keys purchased on BitsDuJour will also work with the portable version that you can download here: https://www.nurgo-softwar...dyTabs.zip
Nurgo Software - Jun 13 2017 at 12:15pm Copy Link
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Ray User I note that the feature improvement suggested by Lifetime User above (allowing a User to choose to place Tabs on Left Right Top or Bottom of the screen) was also suggested/requested in a previous promotion by a previous BDJ user "JL" on 5 November 2016.

At the time Nurgo responded saying that this request was a planned feature.

High time for the feature to move out of "Planning" and into "Production" I reckon !!!
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Roger McKeon Hi Nurgo, David, bvssunnydale & al.,

I had the same problem as David & bvssunnydale but discovered, by trial and error, that the tabs I did not see suddenly appeared when I changed their color through "Appearance" --> Tabs colors. I figure the tip might be of some use to Pro potential users.

Nurgo: Norm User is absolutely right: a manual or detailed instructions of some kind would be an enormous improvement for beginning users. Just sayin...

Cheers,

R.
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Kelly Hamblin Can anyone tell me what applications Tidy Tabs works with? It can't work with everything. What about an application renders Tidy Tabs functional, and what interferes with its working?
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Nurgo Hi Roger McKeon, I'm not sure to understand your problem, could you please contact our support so we can investigate further?
http://www.nurgo-software...contact-us
Nurgo Software - Jun 14 2017 at 5:53am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hi Kelly Hamblin, only resizable windows can be grouped by TidyTabs, as their size need to be changed to match the size of the tabbed group.
Nurgo Software - Jun 14 2017 at 5:55am Copy Link
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Kelly Hamblin @Nurgo

Thanks for answering!
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Roger McKeon @Nurgo

Hi again Grégory,

After we discussed this problem, I discovered that the tabs do indeed show up on the screen but that I hadn't noticed them until I changed their color. Maybe there is a lesson to be learned there...

Thanks for following up Grégory, & keep up the good work on TidyTabs and AquaSnap.

Cheers,

R :).
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Nurgo @Roger McKeon
Thank you for your encouragement and for your feedback!
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carl thorpe I bought this last time it was on BDJ. I love this little program.

I mainly use it to group a bunch of PuTTY windows together when working on my various servers. It does what it claims, and it stays out of the way until you need it.

Well worth the price if you work with a lot of windows at the same time.
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Kelly Hamblin For some reason - maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong - the text on the inactive tab disappears, so I can't tell what other files are available.

Never mind. I figured it out. It had to do with the colors. Almost all my applications already have their own tabs, but there are a couple that don't. Such a good deal, I'm grabbing it.

Thanks.
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Nurgo Hi Kelly Hamblin, to enter your license key, right-click on the TidyTabs tray icon, in the Windows notification area at the bottom right of your screen, and choose "Enter license key".
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g harris 1st 10 min - Beautiful! Different colors for different apps? --
if i could only get this functionality in Windows' core !!

But - feel like a doof - I can't seem to get grouped tabs
to undock and go separate! - tried simple L/R click-drag,
same w/ Alt-Ctrl-Shift-Win --

How about I write a Help manual in exchange for a license? :)


HELP ! thanks
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Kelly Hamblin A small help manual would be nice. If had one, I wouldn't be asking silly questions here, and I wouldn't be fumbling around trying to get things to work.
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g harris Neither the portable nor the .msi installed version
will allow me to drag multiple into single windows,
or reorder their grouping as shown in website videos --
yet the trial applet says "all paid features available for 1 hour at a time" -- ???
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Nurgo Hi g harris, here are the answer to your questions:
- You should be able to detach a grouped window by grabbing it by its tab and moving it away from the group.
- The tab reordering is disabled in the free edition, it will be enabled as soon as you enter your license key.
- The trial mode only lasts 60 minutes, but you can re-enable it after restarting TidyTabs.
- Regarding the user manual, I accept your proposal ;-)
Feel free to contact us: http://www.nurgo-software...contact-us
Nurgo Software - Jun 15 2017 at 6:35am Copy Link
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Don User Hi - I installed the trial to see if it would work as noted. I found the app does work with more common windows like file explorer and office apps. But I use an application called Treepad Business Edition. I routinely open 5 or more Treepad Business file windows and TidyTabs will not work with these windows. When I hover where most other apps have tabs, these do not. They are resizable and each window opens in it's own process. Are there any known applications that TidyTabs does not work with? I would like to purchase a pro license during this deal. Any suggestions as to how to get the app to work with Treepad Business Edition V8? Thanks
Jun 15 2017 at 7:22am Copy Link
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Nurgo @Don User
To avoid compatibility issues, TidyTabs don't try to interact with applications that have a non-standard window handling. These applications are quite uncommon and are often old applications. But we will see if we can do something about Treepad.
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Don User If you can get it to work with Treepad, I would happily pay the normal price for the application. I wasn't aware that Treepad had a 'non-standard' window handling. I have been using it for 10 plus years and it has always worked flawlessly on each new version of Windows. Thanks
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g harris Here's my experience --

#1) even though the Trial says full functionality,
it converts to "Personal", which means NO re-ordering or splitting off.

Once key is entered, then full functionality is there - I Love it!

Suggestion - let the Trial be Truly Pro for 60 minutes --
even after 1st run!!

#2) There is a major conflict w/ "Actual Window Manager" --
even after entering my paid key, AWM prevented TidyTabs
from re-ordering or splitting into single tabs.

AWM is a super-wonderful piece of kit -- & you know this if you run it.

However - its hooks are so deep into effective kernel mode,
that it often causes known conflicts w/ other software -- in my experience --
with Sandboxie and VirtualBox (but not VMWare!) in particular.

So, I disabled AWM from TidyTabs, and likewise I excluded all 4 TidyTabs
executables in AWM. Now what happens is that w/ AWM running,
then re-ordering tabs is possible -
IF I CAREFULLY SLIDE THE TAB HORIZONTALLY,

but splitting tabs to singles still doesn't work.

All-in-all = Happy. For the price of 1 gourmet coffee? c'mon, Man!
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Kelly Hamblin @Don User

I use TreepadX Enterprise, and noticed that no Tidy Tabs attach to it. However, my version of Treepad comes with its own version of tabs - a sidebar w/choice of databases. Maybe your TP version is different?

Tidy Tabs do not appear on any of my applications that already have their own tabs. This is the way I would expect it to work.
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Don User Hi Kelly - I also have a license to Treepad X Enterprise, however I have Treepad business edition databases that are very large. If I try to import them into X, they grow to truly amazing sizes due to all the graphics and attachments. In business they DB may be 500MB, in X it bloats to 5GB when imported. So I am kind of stuck with Business for now. There are also advantages to using the business edition that you don't get with X. Thanks for your suggestion though! Appreciated. I did find a freeware program called WindowsTabs that does work with Treepad Business Edition. Best regards...
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NorkDorf Why not you put this on Steam?
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Michel G. Pensis Hi, BdJ !

The program does not work at all on Windows 7 x64 SP1 !
May be due to a conflict with another application ?
I'm disappointed ...

Best regards.
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Nurgo Hello Michel, TidyTabs should work on Windows 7, could you please contact our support so we can investigate your problem? http://help.nurgo-software.com/
Nurgo Software - Nov 7 2017 at 4:59am Copy Link
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Nurgo Hello Sam, this not planned at the moment, Steam doesn't seem well suited to distribute this kind of applications.
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Xianjian User Do you have any plan to put Aquasnap on sale like tidytabs?
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Nurgo Hi Xianjian, yes, if you want to be notified the next time it is on sale, you can go to this page and click on "I WANT THIS DEAL":
http://www.bitsdujour.com...e/aquasnap
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Ottavio I have problems with Photo app on Windows 10. TidyTabs isn't able to group the application instance. Photo app name is Microsoft.Photos.exe
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Mary Wilson I really want to like this program and to purchase it, but am having major problems with it. There are no clear instructions in the download on how to use it. Finally got it loaded by clicking on each of the items in the download. Got it supposedly working but I could not get it to do anything. The pictures are nice, but I could find nothing on how to get it to work.
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Nurgo Hi Mary, thank you very much for your feedback! A comprehensive documentation is available on our website, but I agree that for people who buy TidyTabs on BitsDuJour, it's not easy to find it. We will try to improve this. Here is the link to the documentation:
http://help.nurgo-softwar...8-tidytabs
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carl thorpe I purchased Tidy Tabs one of the earlier times it was on offer here at BDJ.

I use it to combine PuTTY windows when working on various servers. Generally, it works very well.

Occasionally, it crashes, but it does so gracefully and doesn't cause any problems with other applications.

Definitely worth the small investment if you work with a lot of programs at once.
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Nurgo Hi Carl, thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you like TidyTabs :-) Could you please contact our support, so we can investigate the cause of crashes that you are experiencing?
Nurgo Software - Nov 7 2017 at 2:16pm Copy Link
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Nurgo Hi Carl, thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you like TidyTabs :-) Could you please contact our support, so we can investigate the cause of the crashes that you are experiencing?
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Don User Tidy Tabs won't work with Treepad Business Edition. This is a deal breaker. I typically have 4 or 5 TP files open and this would have been a great solution, I installed the pro trial but the application won't work with Treepad...
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Nurgo Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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Greg Newell Not working at all for me. ZIP ZERO NADDA. Not worth a nickel.
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Nurgo Hi Greg Newell, the tabs are hidden by default and only appear when you mouse-over them. Here's how to get started with TidyTabs:
http://help.nurgo-softwar...ng-started
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aaa User Hmmm... I just have bought 4 keys 2 months ago...
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Sara User Important question to developer and real users:

Even the original price of TidyTabs is very low, so if this really works, it's an incredible steal.

MS Office 2016 (and earlier versions, of course) comes without tabs (or similar, ie file list in sidebar or the like), which can be a nightmare, so I only use MS software when it's absolutely necessary.

When you google "ms office tabs", you get links to an Office add-in from some Chinese developer and which costs around 30, 40, 50 dollars, depending on the site / their url you buy it from (them) and for how many Office applications you want it (just Word, Excel, etc., or then also Project, Visio and such).

Reviews say it considerably slows down the load process of these MS applications, but that when they run, the slowing-down by the add-in, while always there, becomes acceptable.

Considering the price of 40$ plus VAT for the add-in (for it to work with all of the MS Office applications), and the fact that it's an add-in, so I have had some fears that it would possibly break something in my Office installations after de-install of the trial then, I never trialled that add-in which I consider expensive (only) because of the slow-down which comes with it.

Now back to TidyTabs:

A similar slow-down (but not an even more severe one) would be fully acceptable here, considering the - really "incomparable" price, AND if it's all stable, meaning the interaction with those Office applications and no futile discussions whether for possible problems in that interaction, the culprit may be either TidyTabs OR Office.

Hence:
- Does TidyTabs work without stability problems with all MS Office 2016 applications (2016), or at least with Word/Excel? (Even that would be acceptable, considering the incredible price.)

- Ditto for speed: General, or specific problems with some Office applications, and as before, ok at least with Word/Excel?

- Any ideas why the specific Office add-in mentioned above is 3-5 times the price of (original-priced) TidyTabs, except for "price policy", ie is there some factor I have overlooked?

- For example, I suppose that both programs are able to display different Office applications within the same tab line (ie can mix Word and Excel windows for example, not just either Word OR Excel windows)?

Comments from the developer, and from real users?

If TidyTabs is nearly as performant as the above-mentioned Office add-in, then the google results could really be called biased since with all their AI, they should be able to "get" that the user searching for Office tabs will also be interested in a tool that "does" tabs for Office, albeit not exclusively.
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Nurgo Hello Sara, sorry for the late reply. Here are the answers to your questions:

- Does TidyTabs work without stability problems with all MS Office 2016 applications (2016), or at least with Word/Excel? (Even that would be acceptable, considering the incredible price.)

Yes, TidyTabs works well with all MS Office 2016 applications.

- Ditto for speed: General, or specific problems with some Office applications, and as before, ok at least with Word/Excel?

TidyTabs is composed of highly optimized native code, with no compromise on stability and performance. It uses very little memory and nearly no CPU.
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Robert W I have a suggestion for your consideration. I wish that TidyTabs had an option to reflect the Tabbing process on the Task Bar – so that All the Windows/programs, which have been group into a Single tabbed Window,would just show up as a Single item on the Task Bar.
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Tim User Please could you let me know if there any timeline on when keyboard shortcuts will be added, so that you can "tab" through the tabs? Thank you.
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Rajeev Rohatgi I have exactly the same request as Robert W's (above) -- please provide "an option to reflect the Tabbing process on the Task Bar – so that All the Windows/programs, which have been group into a Single tabbed Window,would just show up as a Single item on the Task Bar" .

I'm already a user of TidyTabs, and I really need this feature to reduce space on my Task Bar.

Moreover, it would be a major advantage over new competitors such as Groupy.
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carl thorpe I've been using TidyTabs since I bought it here on BDJ back in January of 2017. I am not affiliated with the developer of TidyTabs or BDJ in any way.

I really like TidyTabs. It's one of those programs that I use so much that I often forget that it isn't a built in feature of Windows. When I have to work on a computer that isn't mine, I frequently find myself trying in vain to use TidyTabs' features.

Unless I am actively using it, I don't even know it is running. There does not seem to be any impact on day-to-day performance whether I am grouping programs with tabs or if it is just running in the background doing nothing.

When I am using it, it is great. I group PuTTY windows together when I am working across multiple servers for development. I group multiple different browsers together when working on websites for testing. I even group multiple instances of my file manager together to have quick access to multiple directories.

You can have completely different programs grouped together. You could have Word, Excel, Chrome, Adobe Acrobat, and Notepad together, for example.

I really like that I can configure it to automatically group windows of specific programs. For example, I have it set up that every PuTTY window I open is automatically grouped together with every other PuTTY window I have open.

On very rare occasions, I have had TidyTabs crash. I can't even begin to come up with a number of times that it has happened, as it is so rare. When it does crash, it does not appear to cause any system instability and I just restart it and go back to work.
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Alexander Deliyannis @ Carl Thorpe: many thanks for sharing your experience!

@ Nurgo: Just purchased. What a brilliant little application! I've used Office Tabs, but the ability to group different programmes together opens a whole new realm of possibilities, which I don't know if you've even considered.

Aside saving space and tidying one's desktop, TidyTabs can probably help in task focus, by grouping together windows based on what task they are for.

I believe this could be greatly augmented by the feature suggested by Robert W and Rajeev Rohatgi, i.e. each group of tabs to appear as a single item in the task bar.

Re the price; as noted by Sara, this is a bargain. I note however that the software is licensed by machine, not by user, so at the original (not reduced) price, it can become quite expensive. A user accustomed to TidyTabs would want to have it in all their machines.
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g harris I second carl thorpe - just a wonderful wonderful app!!

but I'm also w/ Tim User, and I wrote the TidyTabs team about this --

PLEASE expose a keyboard shortcuts API so we can use it in this manner,
or bind it to things like AHK & StokeIt (or whatever mouse gesture you use).

One more thing -- I'm always curious why coders MUST make their apps
'phone home' incessantly -- especially when - IN REALITY - updates aren't likely to happen very frequently? This little (PAID FOR !!) app bangs away on my firewall multiple times a day :) ... and if you're a "computer-pet" owner like me,
NO, you're NOT gonna let the pet out whenever it wants to go ;)

thx
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