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screenshotHide Tabs (Panic Button)  |  Download Easily hide and restore all open tabs with click of a button.

Some of the important features of the Hide Tabs (Panic Button) addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Hide Tabs (Panic Button).

In short, Hide Tabs (Panic Button) let you easily close and restore all open tabs by clicking on the toolbar button or using keyboard shortcut. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Hide Tabs (Panic Button)

  • Easily close and open all tabs via keyboard shortcut.

  • Toolbar button can simply open and close all tabs (toggle button).

  • Tabs are restored (with session restore API) when opening after close.

  • Available for all browsers and platforms (Window, Linux and Mac).

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Hide Tabs (Panic Button)?

    Hide Tabs (Panic Button) is a multi-browser addon that let you easily close and restore all tabs. When you press on the toolbar icon, all open tabs are closed. Next time when you click on the toolbar button all closed tabs are restored to the previous session. Please note that, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    Working with this addon is very easy. Simply click on the toolbar icon to hide (close) all tabs. In order to show hidden tabs, please click on the toolbar button once again. Please note that, this addon supports multi-window. In other words, if you have tabs open in multiple windows, this addon can hide and then restores them in all windows.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Hide Tabs (Panic Button)?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Does this addon has any options or settings to adjust?

    No, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. Simply use toolbar button to hide or restore all tabs.

  • 5. Can this addon whitelist or pin a tab to prevent closing?

    Unfortunately not, currently this addon closes all tabs regardless of their state (being pinned, active, etc.) In future support for whitelisting will be added.

  • 6. How does this addon restores closed tabs?

    When this addon opens a new tabs, it restores all the session information as well. In other words, if you were to fill a form or scrolling a long page and suddenly decided to hide all tabs, this addon can restore all your settings when you open the hidden tabs. Please note that, opening a new tab while all tabs are hidden will reset tabs history and make current open tabs the only active ones.

  • 7. What happens when I close a window?

    When you close a window, this addon wont be able to restore its tabs once the window is open. It is only working when a window is open and tabs are closed via toolbar button.

  • 8. What if I have multiple windows with several open tabs?

    If you have multiple windows with several tabs and want to hide all, please press on the toolbar icon once on one window. The addon will hide all tabs in multiple windows at once. Pressing on the toolbar icon again will revert tabs back to the previous state. In other words, all tabs will be open in the previous windows.

  • 9. Can this addon just hide tabs and not close and restore them?

    No, currently there is no API to hide tabs. The only way to hide tabs in modern browsers is to close and then restore them altogether.

  • 10. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this addon is available for both mobile and desktop machines in all operating systems.

  • 11. Where can I find the privacy policy for Hide Tabs (Panic Button)?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.

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Submitting Bugs

Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

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Please be as specific as possible. Basically, describe what happened, what you were doing when it happened, and why you think it is a problem.

Describe the step-by-step process required to reproduce the issue you are reporting. Be specific when describing these steps by providing as much detail as possible.

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