Various tips and tricks
- Hover your mouse on the background credits to see exif infos
- When enabling the custom search engine option, the searchbar becomes compatible with all search engines, which includes things like YouTube (
When the searchbar is enabled, typing anywhere will focus the searchbar.disabled for accessibility reasons
You can add and import Quick Links from the settings, and edit them when you right click on them.
An easy way to add a custom icon to your Quick Link is to upload it on somewhere like Imgur, and use that link as an icon. You can also convert your icon to a Data URI (max 8kB).
⚠️ Notice: as a security measure, local paths like
file://, browser settings links like
chrome://extensions can’t be added. However,
localhost: links will work just fine.
TabX uses the Unsplash API to fetch its backgrounds. We select them manually and store them in four different collections that change according to the time of the day:
- During the day or at night
- 2 hours around sunrise (Noon) and sunset (Evening)
Custom Unsplash collection
You can make your own collection of images using Unsplash. To do so, you’ll need to create an Unsplash account and add all your images to a new collection. Once you’re pleased with your selection, you need the collection’s ID present in its URL. You will spot it easily since it’s the string of random letters and numbers. For example, if your collection’s URL is
https://unsplash.com/collections/2170139/wolfdogs-of-unsplash, the ID is
Head back to TabX and paste the ID in the Unsplash collection field. You can add multiple collections by separating them with a comma.
Switch your background type from Dynamic to Custom, and you’ll be able to drag and drop your own images from your computer to TabX.
TabX gets its fonts from Google Fonts. If you want to see previews of the fonts TabX offers, please visit this page.
TabX allows you to export all your settings into a file. You can use this feature if you want to save them or share them to someone. You will in turn be able to import said settings into any instance of TabX.
To do so, simply go to the bottom of your settings pannel, then click Export as file in the settings management. Your file will be downloaded. On your other instance of TabX, you can then go to the Import tab of the settings management and drop your file. TabX will reload and all your settings will be applied.
TabX is compatible with the automatic syncing features of both Firefox and Chrome. If you log into your Mozilla/Google account on your browser and have syncing enabled in your browser, TabX should get synced to other instances of the same browser on other computers. This is true for all TabX settings as well as Quick Links.
|Escape||Opens / closes settings|
|E (focused on link)||Edits links|
You can use these keyboard shortcuts while editing your Note. Replace
cmd on macOS.
|Ctrl + Enter||Apply changes|
|Ctrl + Shift + C||Adds checkboxes|
|Ctrl + I||Italics|
|Ctrl + B||Bold|
|Ctrl + S||Strike|
|Ctrl + U||URL|