WinTabber v0.2 Private

webfork on 27 Feb 2017

WinTabber allows you to put any running application into a tab. You can create multiple tabs and group related applications in the same window. In essence, it allows any application which does not support tabbing to have that capability. For example, you can have multiple SSH sessions under different tabs in the same window even if your SSH client does not support tabbing.

The free version is limited to 4 tabs.

NOTE: the website appears to be offline and more recent versions have gone trialware. If you have a copy of the old freeware version, please post in forums.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Delete all files except wintabber.exe and launch it.

15 comments on WinTabber  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

a 2007-07-16 08:27

although right now, it's beta and it shows it's totally awesome utility.

Hank7 2007-07-16 10:47

Cannot launch WinTabber. "Component 'COMDLG32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid"

Nathan 2007-07-16 17:17

While it provides a useful tool, it comes at the expense of system resources. Just running WinTabber causes the CPU usage of all my other windows to jump, and my total CPU idle time drops from around 99% idle to only 9-10% idle. I wouldn't recommend running this while trying to run other CPU-intensive programs.

cch 2007-07-16 20:44

Something called "jediwindowdock" can do the same thing.

Heinz 2007-07-19 13:07

under different tabs in the same window even

Local 2007-07-22 00:38

Jediwindowdock uses the .net framework to run.
This seems to do the job just fine and is portable =)

linuxamp 2007-10-17 01:03

ZoneAlarm tells me that WinTabber (v1.2.232)is attempting to monitor user activities. Anyone else notice this? Why would this utility need to monitor my actions? Seems to work fine if I click "deny" but it worries me.

linuxamp 2007-10-17 01:12

Nevermind, WinTabber's key bindings will only work when "monitor user activities" is allowed. Otherwise CTRL+TAB, SHIFT+TAB AND CTRL+# don't work. Strange that other applications don't produce this ZA message and have similar shortcuts which function just fine.

tim 2007-10-19 07:37

WinTabber updates it's 'app support list' on startup, thats all. It doesn't monitor any user activities ;-) This maken unsupportes apps red in the tab dialog.

Fak 2007-10-27 15:01

If smilar shortcuts are CTRL + ALT + A, for exemple, Windows provides a way to register hotkeys like these. To catch key combinations like CTRL + TAB you have to create keyboard hooks that catch all the keys pressed. The problem is that this is used by keyloggers to log passwords and stuff, so ZoneAlarm considers it a threat and asks you if you want to allow it. There is no problem if you know that the program does that for some feature it has.

tim 2007-11-22 01:37

WinTabber does not monitor user activities, it does do an http call when updating it's support list. The keybindings are not implemented with register hotkeys, but with a keyboard hook, this because hotkeys can already be blocked by other apps. Maybe ZA gives a warning for that.

Dan Dascalescu 2008-03-27 00:41

In the current version of WinTabber, its window doesn't receive focus if another window is on top and you click on a visible portion of WinTabber's client area. I tested this with 2 PuTTYtray tabs.

Gharwen 2008-12-03 06:06

The current version isn't freeware any longer.
Is there any other tool with the same features?

toen 2009-12-02 23:58

cannot run it, asking for TabWindowControl.ocx.
But Jediwindowdock working fine as what I need and that portable (extract & run).

myzdoxae 2010-02-26 06:36

So I read an article that mentioned WinTabber, and RadWinMan.

The first isn't free, and refused to run. The 2nd did nothing for me.

So I looked around and found this program called Window Tabs. http://www.windowtabs.com/
It's also not free, but it runs, and it's free version lets you group 3 windows into one. It also looks nicer than the screenshots I saw of WinTabber (WindowTabs reminds me of Chrome, and to me that's a good thing).

Just a suggetsion if anyone comes looking for something like that.

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