TabStop
TabStop
1.1.8

5.0

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TabStop

1.1.8
19 May 2007

Safari plugin warns when closing multi-tab window.

Overview

TabStop is a SIMBL plugin, available in several different languages, that displays a warning when you attempt to quit or close a window in Safari that contains multiple tabs. Very handy, if you're used to keeping dozens of tabs around and you're tired of accidentally Command-Q'ing instead of Command-W'ing.

What's new in TabStop

Version 1.1.8:
  • Includes Dutch localization (thanks, Ronald Lamars!)

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10 TabStop Reviews

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schmelding
15 February 2007

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I'm SO glad someone got this going since Taboo doesn't work on MacIntel machines. However, please lose the icon. It's hideous and unnecessary. (Don't make too much of the above remark. After all, it's Valentine's and I still love you, TabStop.)
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Version 1.0
Inigomontoya
30 April 2007
I just want to say how quick, and friendly the developer was in helping me find the solution as to why I couldn't get tabstop to work properly. Which, in the end, was due to my neglect for observation. Thanks developer.
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Version 1.1.6
Inigomontoya
29 April 2007
I tried deleting the old version of this, you know, the one with the attractive '!', but after I downloaded the new version it is still showing the exclaimation point instead of the green hand. Why? anyone? thanks...
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Version 1.1.6
11 answer(s)
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
29 April 2007
I can come up with two reasons for that happening: you installed the old crappy ! version in your user's Application Support folder and the newer version in the main AppSupport folder and the two are competing with each other. Or you've not restarted Safari since installing. Try this: Quit Safari, check to see if there is a TabStop.bundle in ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL and delete it if there is, then re-run the 1.1.6 installer. Restart Safari and check the Console log to verify 1.1.6 did indeed start. If it did and you're still seeing the old icon, aliens have taken over and I suggest you run for the hills;) Seriously, the icon is embedded in the bundle. The only way it could still be showing up is if an old bundle is being loaded somehow.
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Version 1.1.6
Inigomontoya
Inigomontoya
29 April 2007
ok, i deleted what i could find, redownloaded tabstop, quit safari, and restarted it. now it is not doing anything. do you think it might be b/c i don't have safari 2? hmm. share your thoughts, if i can't get it too work its not the end of the world. but i do find it handy.
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Version 1.1.6
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
30 April 2007
Are you saying a pre-1.1.6 version of TabStop was working with Safari 1.x? It never should have... I've always built TabStop to require at least Safari 2, bundle 412. What version of OS and Safari are you running? And what version of TabStop did you get to run on Safari 1.x?
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Version 1.1.6
Inigomontoya
Inigomontoya
30 April 2007
Hmmm. Maybe i do have safari 2. I looked it up and it says the version is 2.0.4. I'm using OS X tiger.
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Version 1.1.6
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
30 April 2007
That makes more sense... if you were using Safari 1.x, the version of SIMBL required wouldn't have loaded and TabStop certainly wouldn't have worked either. What does your console log say when you start up Safari? It should say something like "Safari [####] TabStop v1.1.6 loaded!" if TabStop indeed loads. If there are any errors, post them here and I'll see if there's something else going on.
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Version 1.1.6
Inigomontoya
Inigomontoya
30 April 2007
yeah, i'm not sure where the console log is. i typed console log into the spotlight search and didn't see safari tabstop loaded anywhere. let me know. again...
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Version 1.1.6
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
30 April 2007
/Applications/Utilities/Console or just type "Console" into Spotlight and select the result under Applications. It'll bring up an application that will display the console log for you. Once that's up, restart Safari and you should see the log gets updated and scrolls for you.
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Version 1.1.6
Inigomontoya
Inigomontoya
30 April 2007
I opened up console and restarted safari, but nothing popped up on the list. I tried reloading it, but that did nothing. This was at about 11:30, and the lastest time it shows is 9:30 today. I do see the tabstop loaded thing, but that was several days ago.
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Version 1.1.6
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
30 April 2007
Try reinstalling both SIMBL and TabStop (make sure to do SIMBL first). I wonder if something got removed that shouldn't have. When it's all said and done, you should have a TabStop.bundle file in /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins. If you want, you can email me the last 100 or so lines of your console log. That might help me figure out what's going on here. My email address can be found on the main TabStop product page (click on the More Information link).
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Version 1.1.6
Inigomontoya
Inigomontoya
30 April 2007
Ok, I see what I was doing wrong now. I was only installing SIMBL, and not tabstop. I didn't open the english folder to see what was in there. So, now it is working. I still don't see SIMBL in the application support folder, but maybe that doesn't matter. Thanks for all of the help. Cheers.
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Version 1.1.6
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
30 April 2007
Ah... you did exactly what my wife did when she installed TabStop. There's some room to improve the installation process, I think. Don't worry about not seeing SIMBL folders... as long as TabStop is reporting that it loads, everything's working as expected.
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Version 1.1.6
Cuneyt
23 April 2007
When downloading something, and you have just one tab open.. It quits immediately when doing command+Q or choosing Quit Safari from the menu.. It doesnt even give a warning that you have downloads running, it quits immediately.. That made me uninstall this bundle, because I had to start download everything all over again.. I think it should give you a warning when quitting while there are downloads running.. That is also a default thing in Safari..
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Version 1.1.4
2 answer(s)
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
29 April 2007
Hmm... it shouldn't be doing that (of course). I'll take a look into what's happening. Thanks for the report.
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Version 1.1.5
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
29 April 2007
Hmm... it shouldn't be doing that (of course). I'll take a look into what's happening. Thanks for the report.
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Version 1.1.5
Roro01
17 February 2007
Many thanks to the developer for fixing the problems so swiftly. I like the new icon too.
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Version 1.1
RTouris
17 February 2007
Seems there is a compatibility issue between this and Forgetmenot 3.00...Upon launch safari quits instantly and the "report" outlines a rather sinister flood Forgetmenot thread0 exceptions...
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
17 February 2007
Yeah, this is a known problem. ForgetMetNot and TabStop both swizzle the same methods to watch for tab and window closures. Yanking those methods from ForgetMeNot causes it to go out of control (like you observed) and crash Safari. I'm looking for a way to get TabStop to play nicely with existing plugins, but for now, the two shouldn't be used together.
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Version 1.1
Noraa
17 February 2007
Huh, restarted and now it's working.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
17 February 2007
Not sure what happened there... but if it happens again, please let me know and I'll look into it.
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Version 1.1
Noraa
17 February 2007
Hmm, this doesn't seem to be working. I quit Safari, I installed SIMBl first, then installed TabStop - then reopened Safari, opened a bunch of tabs, closed the window and nothing - quit safari, and nothing. Sounds like a great idea, not quite sure why it isn't work. I'm on Mac OS X 10.4.8, MacBook Pro, Safari v. 2.0.4 build 419.3
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Version 1.1
Dorkypants
16 February 2007
I second the comment to not put up TabStop's confirmation dalog when there's only 1 tab in the Safari window
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Version 1.0
Roro01
16 February 2007
NEAT PLUG-IN Thanks for this very useful plug-in. It would be good, though, if it didn't flash up a warning sign when quitting Safari with only one window with one tab open.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
17 February 2007
I agree. I was a bit over zealous with TabStop's behavior. The next release will correct this problem.
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Version 1.0
schmelding
15 February 2007
I'm SO glad someone got this going since Taboo doesn't work on MacIntel machines. However, please lose the icon. It's hideous and unnecessary. (Don't make too much of the above remark. After all, it's Valentine's and I still love you, TabStop.)
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Myztikjenz
Myztikjenz
15 February 2007
HA! You're totally right... An icon-maker I am not. I'll ditch this one and try something more clever. I know it's not required, but I like giving my little family o' apps some sort of face.
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Version 1.0