TidyTabs is a tool that brings tabbed browsing to all of your programs. Ever wanted to have Chrome-style tabs in Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office or PuTTY? TidyTabs does just that. It integrates nicely with the OS and you will feel like the multi-tab functionality is a core part of Windows.
Now that all your windows have a draggable tab, you can easily organize them into logically related groups. Just drag one tab onto another and create a tabbed group. Tabs can be detached from a group and inserted into another one. You can even group windows from different applications together!
With one click, save a group so that your applications are automatically grouped and placed as you wish the next time you open them. Or define advanced auto-grouping rules for the most complex scenarios. It takes just a few minutes to fully automate your tab management.
Your tabs can be automatically sorted, so they are always placed the same way and you no longer have to search for them. You can even choose a different sorting criterion for each group if you wish, and TidyTabs will remember your choice.
TidyTabs will guess by itself that some window types will never need tabs. But if that's not sufficient, you can easily specify which application should have a tabbed shell and which one should not. Two clicks are enough to add an application to the blacklist or to the whitelist.
TidyTabs try to be as stealthy and non-distracting as possible. The tabs are hidden automatically when you don't need them, so that they don't get in your way. When they need to be visible, they stay semi-transparent until you actively use them.
If one aspect of TidyTabs doesn’t suit you, you can change it. Every single function of TidyTabs can be configured or disabled thanks to a very simple and well documented interface.
All the features of TidyTabs are accessible through easy-to-remember and customizable keyboard shortcuts.
A shell enhancement tool should assist you without slowing down your computer. That's why the core of TidyTabs is composed of highly optimized native code, with no compromise on stability and performance. It uses very little memory and nearly no CPU. TidyTabs is clean, easy to install and easy to uninstall.
TidyTabs is compatible with all Windows versions, from Windows 7 to Windows 11, 32-bit and 64-bit. We will do our absolute best to support all future Windows versions.