Save, restore, import and export tab, window and workspace data
Tabs and windows can be saved and browsed and reopened later.
Control Space provides various ways to do this:
- Tabs can be saved by dragging directly to Saved
- Tabs can be saved using the Save Tabs modal via the context menu or keyboard shortcut Cmd+S
- Windows can be saved via the window menu or keyboard shortcut Shift+Cmd+S.
The Save modal provides an interactive UI to choose where to save:
Within the modal you can:
- name or rename the window or tab(s) being saved
- navigate and choose the target folder
- add new folders
Note the double-slash (//) delimiter; you can manually type this to separate the title from a description.
- click "Save" or hit Enter
- click "Save and Close" or hit Cmd+Enter
- click "Cancel" or hit Esc
Confirming will show a notification popup, with additional actions such as revealing the saved item.
Tabs, windows, folders, pages, even the current workspace can be exported in multiple formats.
Using the context menu:
- focus or select one or more tabs, pages or folders
- use the context or hamburger menu and choose "Export"
Using the keyboard:
- export focused or selected tabs, pages, or folders, using Cmd+E
- export the focused window using Shift+Cmd+E
- export the current workspace by opening the Tools panel and choosing "Export"
A notification will show what was shared, along with the format the items were shared in:
To change the format, click the format link in the notification and choose from:
- HTML Paragraphs
- HTML Bullets
Note: the UX for previewing and choosing formats will be improved in the next release
Control Space provides multiple ways to open tabs in the browser.
You can open URLs in a new window by:
- dragging text or any file containing one or more URLs
- pasting multiple URLs into the Search box
Complete a title for the window then:
- hit Enter to accept
- hit Enter again to open the first tab
It's a fact that website titles and URLs are optimised for search engines, not humans:
- titles may contain the page title, site name, notification and keyword data
- URLs may contain domain, path and tracking data
Control Space does its best to clean and simplify this.
In open tabs
Control Space attempts to:
- split page title and site name into separate units
- display the page title as the primary unit of information
- display the site name (vs the domain name) as the secondary unit of information
- display notifications as a small badge
- display the URL only on mouseover or focus
When saving tabs
Control Space extracts:
- page title, extracted from the full page title
- description, extracted from the full page title (defaulting to site name)
- automatically strips common tracking data
- provides options for custom descriptions using a special // format
- provides options to strip query strings