A brand new tab-management characteristic is on its strategy to Chrome. You’ll want Chrome Canary to check out this new “tab scrolling” characteristic, nevertheless it’s well worth the separate set up.

When enabled, the strip of open tabs on the prime of Chrome will lengthen “past” the confines of the window. As an alternative of shrinking every tab and cramping them collectively right into a big mess as you add extra, new tabs will present up farther down the scrollable strip.

You may navigate the scrollable strip by clicking the small three-dot icons that now seem on the fringe of the tab strip. Your entire method is much more elegant than how Chrome historically shows open tabs, nevertheless it’s nonetheless in beta, so it’s doable that adjustments may occur earlier than it will get rolled out into the steady model of Chrome.

What the scrollable tab strip looks like in Chrome Canary.

What the scrollable tab strip seems like in Chrome Canary.
Screenshot: Brendan Hesse

As for Chrome Canary, it is a separate model of the browser that serves as Google’s testing floor for all types of experimental and unfinished Chrome options. A few of these checks by no means make it into the general public model of Chrome, however contemplating that tab scrolling is a typical characteristic in lots of Chrome’s rivals like Firefox, it’s a protected wager it’ll be part of a Chrome replace within the close to future.

Till then, right here’s find out how to allow the experimental tab scrolling characteristic in Chrome Canary:

  1. Download and install Chrome Canary.
  2. Open Chrome Canary then go to chrome://flags/
  3. Seek for #scrollable-tabstrip.
  4. Allow Scrollable TabStrip utilizing the dropdown menu.
  5. Click on “Relaunch” to restart Chrome Canary and apply the settings change.

A fast notice: We tried this on two completely different Home windows 10 PCs with various levels of success. Enabling Chrome Canary’s tab scrolling labored simply superb on one, however routinely crashed the browser on the opposite. Inconsistencies and bugs are frequent when utilizing beta software program, nevertheless it’s nonetheless annoying. If it occurs to you, disable #scrollable-tabstrip or simply return to utilizing common previous Chrome for now, which recently added several new features.

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Brendan Hesse on Lifehacker, shared by Kaitlyn Jakola to Gizmodo