By default, when we hover a mouse over a tab and freeze it for a consecutive ~500 mseconds, Chrome will show the title of the page in a tooltip, e.g.:

Chrome: tooltip showing a tab’s title

(Btw, if you have a jittery mouse that is unable to remain still, you'll never be able to see the tooltip.)

Is there a Chrome addon to show the title of the page by double-clicking on the tab?

The text must be "usual text", such that it can be selected and copied. (Contrast that with text within a tooltip which cannot be operated on.) E.g. after double-clicking the tab, this might be what we see:

Chrome: overlay, with a close button, showing the page’s title

  • There's not going to be any extension that detects click on the tab at the top, because extensions (or anything else) can't capture a click at that part. However there may be extensions where you click the extension's icon to show the title – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 14 '15 at 19:24
  • @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, I.c. hopefully they could add that in the future for extensions. I think that currently plugins might be able to achieve that, though I'm not sure. Btw, do you know of a searchable page which lists all the functions/capabilities of extensions and plugins? – Pacerier Jun 14 '15 at 23:30
  • Nope - the extension API doesn't support clicking on the tab thing at the top :( And sorry - no, but there's always google! – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 15 '15 at 6:16
  • I just came across this question again, not sure if you're still looking for something like this but you could have a bookmarklet that shows the title in a selectable text box if you want! Let me know if you're still interested and I'll try writing a quick bookmarklet :) – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 15 '19 at 19:51

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