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oh my god omar.website/tabfs/

“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

@mood

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…

BEAUTIFUL

@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!!

@mood

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?

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

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