Extends Explorer by tabs and extra folder views



  -  3.7 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    QTTabBar 2048 Beta 2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    QuizoApps / External Link

  • Filename

    QTTabBar 2048 Beta2.zip

QTTabBar is a Shell-Extension to add Tab functionality to Windows Explorer - folder window. Besides, itprovides various features that certainly help you deal with files and folders. Enjoy!

QTTabBar is a powerful Windows utility that enhances the file browsing experience by adding tabbed browsing functionality to Windows Explorer. Developed by QuizoApps, this free and open-source software extends the native capabilities of Windows Explorer, providing users with a more efficient and organized way to manage files and folders.

Most of the functionalities are activated when you enable the toolbars offered by QTTabBar for PC in a folder window. Tab Bar realizes... the tabbed browsing of folders. Command Bars offer various command buttons including ones added by Plug-Ins. Extra Views show extra folder view in a folder window.

Once you enable them, QT Tab Bar installs some kind of hooks into the folder window and change the behavior of the Explorer to suit the need of advanced users.

For example, a new tab will be opened by middle-clicking on a folder icon. Preview tooltip is displayed when you point image, text, and movie file by the mouse cursor. Do you want to mark an important file? Change the color of the name of it. When you move the mouse cursor over folder icons, you'll see a square with a blue arrow. Click and access to contents of the folder instantly!

Main Features
  • Tabbed Browsing: It allows users to open multiple folders in a single window using tabs, similar to web browsers.
  • Customizable Interface: Users can customize the appearance and behavior of tabs, including tab colors, sizes, and positioning.
  • Folder Grouping: It enables users to group related folders together for easier navigation and management.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: The software offers a range of keyboard shortcuts for common file operations, enhancing productivity.
  • Folder Favorites: Users can bookmark frequently accessed folders for quick access.
  • File Preview: It provides a preview pane for viewing the contents of files without opening them.
  • Compatibility: The software is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, including Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11.
User Interface

It seamlessly integrates with Windows Explorer, adding a tab bar at the top of the Explorer window. The interface is clean and intuitive, with familiar navigation controls and options for customization.

Installation and Setup

Installing this program is straightforward and requires no technical expertise. Users can download the installer from the official website or FileHorse and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. Once installed, it automatically integrates with Windows Explorer, and users can start using the software immediately.

How to Use
  • After installation, open Windows Explorer.
  • Navigate to the folder you want to open in a tab.
  • Right-click on the folder and select "Open in New Tab" from the context menu, or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + T).
  • To customize tab settings, right-click on a tab and select "Tab Options."

Is QTTabBar compatible with Windows 11?
Yes, the app is compatible with Windows 11, as well as earlier versions of Windows.

Can I customize the appearance of tabs in QTTabBar?
Yes, it offers extensive customization options for tab colors, sizes, and positioning.

Does QTTabBar support keyboard shortcuts?
Yes, it provides a range of keyboard shortcuts for common file operations, enhancing productivity.

Can I group related folders together in QTTabBar?
Yes, it allows users to group related folders together for easier navigation and management.

Is QTTabBar for PC FREEto use?
Yes, the program is free and open-source software.


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System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard Disk Space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Adds tabbed browsing functionality to Windows Explorer.
  • Customizable interface.
  • Supports keyboard shortcuts.
  • Free and open-source.
  • Compatible with multiple versions of Windows.
  • Limited support for advanced file management features compared to some alternative software.

  • QTTabBar 2048 Beta 2 Screenshots

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    QTTabBar 2048 Beta 2 Screenshot 1

What's new in this version:

- Fixed GDI object leak