Are there too many tabs that overload your Chrome browser? Google is working on a solution to organize all open tabs. The Tab Groups feature provides neat, color-coded labels for all your tabs. It is available behind a flag today.
Warning: This feature is behind an experimental flag, which means that Google developers are still working on it. Like the Google Chrome Clipboard sharing feature, this buggy can contain or change significantly in the future. It can even be removed in a future update. We tested this feature in Google Chrome 80.
Enable group tabs in Chrome
Open a new Chrome browser tab, type the following in the Omnibox (address bar), and then press Enter:
chrome: // flags
Type "Tab Groups" in the search bar at the top of the page and select "Enabled" from the drop-down menu next to the flag.
Click the & # 39; Restart Now & # 39; to restart Chrome and apply the experimental flag that is turned on. Make sure you save work in open tabs. Chrome will reopen all open tabs, but text typed in fields on the page may disappear.
Using tab groups in Chrome
Once Chrome is restarted, you will not notice anything else first. If you want to use the tab grouping function, you must open a few tabs to be able to use them fully.
Open a few of your favorite web pages to group your tabs.
Now right-click on a tab and select "Add to new group" in the context menu.
A colored circle appears next to the tab and when you click on the tab or circle, the tab group menu is displayed. Here you can name the group, change the color coding, add a new tab to the group, ungroup all tabs in the group, or close all tabs in the group.
When you name the group, the circle disappears and is replaced by the label you gave it.
To give your tab groups more personality, you can choose one of the eight available colors. This also helps a bit in distinguishing groups if you don't want to name them.
Add a new tab page within an existing group, click on "New tab in group" and it will appear next to everything that is already in the group.
To add tabs to an already existing group, right-click a tab, click "Add to existing group", and then choose the group to which you want want to add this.
You can also drag a tab to the existing tab group until the color encapsulates and releases it. The tab is now part of the grouping.
If you don't like the order in which the groups are organized, it's easy enough to rearrange them. Drag the label / colored circle around the tab bar until you are happy with the location.
If you no longer want a specific tab in a group, you can delete it. Right-click on the tab and select "Remove from group." You can also drag the tab out of the group and place it in an empty section.
But if you want to cancel the group completely, you can ungroup everything as quickly as you created it. Click on the group name and then click on "Ungroup."
When you have finished everything within the group, you can close all tabs at once, destroy the group and everything in it. Click on the designated group name and then click on "Close Group" in the menu.
Although the tab grouping feature in Chrome is missing a few things – such as the ability to merge groups – the Tab Groups flag is a great way to get all the tabs you have in your browser to organize, group, and tag.
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