List of Currently Opened Tabs?

Matt mattator at
Fri Jan 29 22:54:02 CET 2016

I suppose you use a tiling WM ? in which case you could force every
new tab as a new window and use rofi window switcher (works for, not sure for other WM though).
Then I am not sure qutebrowser is capable of syncing history between
instances (like zsh or neovim do) ? which can be annoying

2016-01-29 10:54 GMT+01:00 Florian Bruhin <me at>:
> Hey,
> * Stefan Tatschner <rumpelsepp at> [2016-01-29 10:28:51 +0100]:
>> I often have a lot of tabs open in qutebrowser. So I am looking for a
>> solution to deal better with a lot of tabs. I have come to the idea that
>> some dmenu/rofi userscript would be fine.
> IMHO ideally this would be integrated into qutebrowser's completion,
> see this issue:
> Unfortunately I'm working on stuff which is higher priority right now,
> probably for some more months (tests, QtWebEngine, per domain
> settings, plugins).
> I'm still hoping someone will contribute that one ;)
>> That script should get a list of all currently opened tabs, pipe it into
>> dmenu/rofi and finally send some "please change to tab number soandso"
>> command to qutebrowser.
>> I have not yet found a qutebrowser command to get a list of all opened
>> tabs. Am I missing something?
> There isn't. You'd typically do this via an userscript, and there's
> currently no way for an userscript to request more information (or get
> "answers" to commands it sends).
> qutebrowser could expose this information to userscripts via an
> environment variable, e.g. some $QUTE_TABS variable set to something
> like:
> 0 0 url title of first tab in first window
> 0 1 url title of second tab in first window
> [...]
> The problem with that approach is that it might be too much data for
> an environment variable, so maybe $QUTE_TABS would need to be a
> filename of a temporary file, like $QUTE_HTML and $QUTE_TEXT is.
> Then again I'm not sure how much it makes sense to shoehorn all
> possible usecases into somewhat fragile userscripts. I'd rather see
> plugins written in Python (or possibly JS at some later point), but it
> might still take a while until that's ready.
> Florian
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