Switching between multiple windows and tabs can sometimes be a pain, especially when you have to work with a large number of either. Also, looking for a particular tab in multiple open ones can just be too annoying. 2D Browsing, a Google Chrome extension, simply adds a separate tab browsing panel to the left of your browser, which allows you to quickly and easily switch between multiple windows and tabs. Furthermore, you can drag & drop tabs from one window to another, pin them in place, delete, or open others. More after the break.
Once you’ve installed the extension, the 2D Browsing button is placed right next to the URL bar, clicking which will toggle enable/disable. A 2D browsing panel is added to the left of your browser window, and works best when the window is maximized. When you click a favicon in the panel, the corresponding tab is opened in the browser. The focused window has a yellow background, and the selected tab in each window has a shadow. You can click the (+) icon to open a new tab, and the red (X) closes a window.
You can also search for tabs, if locating via favicon doesn’t seem to be the best solution. Furthermore, you can remove selected tabs by clicking the trash icon, and pin/unpin tabs, where all pinned tabs have a green background. This extension also allows you to move different tabs between windows by using drag & drop. If you have multiple tabs opened from the same website, favicon may not be the best approach towards locating the right one. Hence, title of a tab can be viewed by hovering your mouse over its favicon.
2D Browsing is quite a handy extension, especially for people who work with loads of tabs and windows. It can be found at the Chrome Web Store link below.