Is there a Google Chrome extension to pop out a tab into a separate window? Similar to how one can pop-out a conversation in Hangouts on Google+. Specific extensions exist for YouTube videos, but I'd like something more general that works on any tab.
Natively in Chrome, when a window pops up, you have the option to right click on the title bar and choose "show as tab" to make this window become a tab.
What I'd like is the exact opposite of this feature: right clicking a tab, and popping it out.
I could - for example - use that in combination with an "Always on Top" and "Transparency" options to:
- watch a video lecture in a tiny window while taking notes in a document,
- keep an eye on the progress of an upload while browsing other pages, or
- look at the manual of a command while typing a code
without having to tile the windows or drag them across monitors. Plus, having the tab in every window clutters the view and is unnecessary. Something like a Hangouts conversation window would be perfect. I'd settle for a workaround to hide the tab/address bars in windows containing single tabs since that would accomplish the same result.
I use Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Xubuntu. So an extension that's OS-independent would be ideal, but one that only works on Windows is also great.
So what do you mean by pop-out? Separating a tab from a group of tabs?
A pop-out is a different type of window. Here is an example from Gmail Compose window:
Pop-out with its context menu:
Dragged out with its context menu:
As you can see, there is way less clutter in the pop out Window. Additionally, the context menu has more useful options, including: Always on Top, Transparency, and Minimize to Tray
I hope the difference is clear now