Can I get vertical / side tabs in Chrome on Mac?
Right now it's Chrome 8 on OS X 10.6.
@blsub6 isn't that far off, but the instructions are for Windows, and it's quite different for Mac OS X, since you cannot ordinarily specify command line arguments for applications you start.
If you open
/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app, you can open Chrome 8 with side tabs support by entering the following:
/path/to/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome -enable-vertical-tabs
You can wrap this call in an
Automator application by using the Run Shell Script action there, and put this e.g. in your Dock. It won't be seamless, but good enough(tm).
haven't tested in MacOS but...
There is an - as of now - nice Chrome extension called Sidewise. On a Mac you should tick the checkbox "Focus the sidebar on mouse hover" for easier access. (single click on a tab name instead of double clicking.)