oh my god

“TabFS is a browser extension that mounts your browser tabs as a filesystem on your computer.”

“Now you don't need to code up a browser extension from scratch every time you want to do anything. You can write a script that talks to your browser in, like, a melange of Python and bash, and you can save it as a single ordinary file that you can run whenever, and it's no different from scripting any other part of your computer.”

@wgahnagl [the call is coming from inside the house voice] the internet is coming from inside the local file system


I cannot tell you how afraid I am of this. Afraid of getting so deeply lost in it I can't climb out. Afraid of getting hooked and then having it taken away.

@resynth1943 i got it off changelog’s github hotness tracker email but no surprise re: HN; there’s so much crossover it’s like a single circle 😂

@mood the scariest part about this is that as i read it more i'm just thinking, "hey, i kinda like this..."

@mood I somehow missed the "tabs are the new bookmarks" trend. By the time it started, I had already stopped using bookmarks and learned to rely on browser history instead.

I didn't even notice when Firefox moved bookmarks out of my way in the UI, I already disabled those UI elements myself on every fresh browser setup.

My tabs are my inbox, not my archive. And I practice Inbox Zero with them.

@mood this will be great for spamming forms that let narcs report "looters", etc

@mood oh my God

it’s… it’s…


@mood personally I think that having a browser that supports this natively would be awesome. There’s probably a Plan 9 browser that does this actually.

@mood wouldn’t it be possible to share browser state over a network? That would be fucking awesome. Maybe that’ll be my first thing to try.

@mood I wonder if this can be used to proxy postMessage JSON objects to the JS Window...

@resynth1943 my javascript is nonexistent but what little i know of JSON objects makes me think this would be a slick usage

@mood well, it would ultimately depend on whether or not you can access <iframe>'s in TabFS, 'cos postMessage isn't really useful outside of that.

@mood I have no idea what it is but it sounds scary and cool

@sylveon [oprah voice] and YOU get a file! and /you/ get a file!!


Close all Stack Overflow tabs $ rm mnt/tabs/by-title/*Stack_Overflow*

I love it. most blessed thing I’ve seen this year

@mood didn't try yet

but I'm a fan already

and why the hell isn't this build in in all modern browsers?

cause they now mostly all rely on Chromium or Chrome and Google is not supposed to be open, free or just kills innovation

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