How to search for open tabs in the New Tab page on Chrome


Tabs in a browser tend to rapidly accumulate and it can prove difficult to locate a particular tab you want to go back to if you have say 15 open tabs. The good news is that Google Chrome has a feature that can change that.

Open you Google Chrome browser, what you want to do is copy and paste into your Omnibox the following: chrome://flags/#omnibox-tab-switch-suggestions.

Another way you can do this is to type chrome://flags into the Omnibox, after which you click Enter, next, you type “Tab Switch Suggestions” into the search field.

Click the drop-down box that is meant the flag labeled Omnibox tab switch suggestions and set it at “Enabled”.

Take Note that if you want the flag to work on Chrome OS, you must set the #upcoming-ui-features to “Enabled”, or you set #top-chrome-md to Refresh or Touchable Refresh. The default state will allow you to make use of this feature, except you disabled it yourself.

After making the changes you want, you will have to relaunch Chrome in order for the changes to kick in. To do this, click the blue “Relaunch Now” button at the bottom of the Flags page (on Chrome OS, the button is labeled, “Restart Now”).

Once you have relaunched Chrome, click the Omnibox after which you search for an open tab. If you find the page is open already, click “Switch” by the side of the URL suggestion in the Omnibox. The feature also works the same way other Chrome windows that are open.

If at another time you want to search for a tab that’s open among many other open tabs, all you have to do is delete the text that’s in the Omnibox and type a keyword that is connected with the page.



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