Tabs are a way of displaying more information using less window real estate. This page describes the tab selection part through QTabs, QTab and QRouteTab.

One common use case for this component is in Layout’s header/footer. Please refer to Layouts and Header & Footer for references.


Works great along with QTabPanels, a component which refers strictly to the panels (tab content) themselves.


Cherry-pick only what you are using from list below.

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  framework: {
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QRouteTab won’t and cannot work with the UMD version because in that environment you don’t have Vue Router.



QTabs can be scrolled horizontally when the width is longer than the container width. Adjust your browser accordingly to see this in action. On a desktop you will see chevons on either side that can be clicked. On a mobile, you can pan the tabs with your finger.


Vertical (example with QSplitter)


Individual colors

No ripple and custom ripple color

In the examples below, please notice the last two QTabs: indicator at top and no indicator.

Custom indicator

Tab notifications

QTabs are responsive and the align prop (see below) becomes active when the container width (not window width) is bigger than the configured breakpoint. For demoing purposes, the tabs below have breakpoint disabled.


In the second QTabs from the example below, if window width is below 1024px then the “Movies” and “Photos” tabs will be replaced by a “More…” dropdown.

With a dropdown

Using along QToolbar

Notice we need to specify the shrink prop. By default, QTabs tries to expand to all the available horizontal space, but in this case we are using it as a child of QToolbar so we don’t want that.

Tabs in a QToolbar

Using along QTabsPanel


QTabPanels can be used as standalone too. They do not depend on the presence of a QTabs. Also, they can be placed anywhere within a page, not just near a QTabs.

Tabs with tab panels

More info: Tab Panels.

Connecting to Vue Router

You can use tabs together with Vue Router through QRouteTab component. This component inherits everything from QTab, however it also has router-link properties bound to it. These allow for listening to the current app route and also triggering a route when clicked/tapped.



QRouteTab becomes “active” depending on your app’s route and not due to the v-model. So the initial value of v-model or changing the v-model directly will not also change the route of your app.



QRouteTab API