Clutter Free – advanced URL matching


Advanced URL matching section provides two options for tweaking duplicate tab matching—ignore hash/fragment and ignore query/search.

Ignore hash and ignore query are now out of experimental features, and available to all users. However, please use these with caution as they may cause closing of non-duplicate tabs with similar URLs but different hash or query segments.

Ignore hash and query only on selected websites

There are some valid use cases for ignoring hash and query. For example, Google Sheets uses same URL but different hash for different sheets within the same spreadsheet. Enabling ignore hash will prevent opening multiple copies of the same spreadsheet on different tabs.

The new feature allows enabling ignore hash and ignore query only on selected websites. This is a much safer way than applying it for all websites.

The ignore setting is applied to the provided URL and its sub-paths. So, adding ‘‘ will apply the setting for all Google Sheets. Similarly, applying ignore query for ‘www‘ will prevent opening multiple Amazon search tabs, even for different products (if you so desire).

As this is an advanced feature, it is available only to supporters at the moment.


  • Update: URL matching for detecting duplicates is now case sensitive.
  • Bug fix: Some notification texts were garbled after the last update.
  • Update: Summary of changes is now available in-extension, accessible from options page as ‘Update notes‘.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using the feedback link on tab search or the options page.

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