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Repeater Tab Changes

Paul | Last updated: Feb 13, 2020 10:06PM UTC

I think it would be easier if the tab rows didn't move around when working with tabs in Repeater. I find it more difficult to keep track of tabs, especially when I run a series of API calls from Postman. That order could be specific and wit the rows moving around, it makes it more difficult to find the tabs I need. It might even be nice if the tabs borrowed from Postman's layout with the tabs vertical in a side bar and again, not moving as they are selected.

Ben, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Feb 14, 2020 09:20AM UTC

Hi Paul, Are you able to provide us with some more details of the behavior that you are experiencing (a video illustrating this would be ideal)? As far as we are aware, the tabs should stay in the position that you have opened them unless you manually move them yourself, so some further details would be great. Cheers Ben Wright Technical Product Specialist PortSwigger Web Security

Paul | Last updated: Feb 14, 2020 04:59PM UTC

If you'd like I can send you a video, just tell me where to send it. But I think I failed to explain it so I'll try again. Say current repeater window has 31 tabs as I'm testing an API and each tab is a call. I've named them all and that many tabs end up getting stacked in rows so that there are 5 rows of varying tab number. So the top area of repeater ends up looking like this: Row 1 -> 5 tabs Row 2 -> 8 tabs Row 3 -> 6 tabs Row 4 -> 5 tabs Row 5 -> 7 tabs If I click on the 4th tab in the 3rd row, everything shifts so that the tab row I selected is now at the bottom and this is the updated look: Row 4 -> 5 tabs Row 5 -> 7 tabs Row 1 -> 5 tabs Row 2 -> 8 tabs Row 3 -> 6 tabs Where I think it would be easier to follow if the rows didn't shift. Or if instead of placing all tabs like that where they scale in size based on naming them, a side bar layout similar to Postman could make things easier to see. Obviously this is opinion based so just my two cents.

Ben, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Feb 17, 2020 08:40AM UTC

Hi Paul, I think i understand the situation now. If your Burp window is not very large (or your tabs are named and have multiple characters) then the tabs stack in rows. It also looks like when a tab is selected then that entire row moves to the bottom of the tab rows. This is currently not on our roadmap or backlog, but we’ll keep a record of it to see if there is any further demand. We prioritize our ideas based on value to all of our customers. If the demand grows it will be added to our roadmap or our backlog of small improvements. Cheers Ben Wright Technical Product Specialist PortSwigger Web Security

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