Google Chrome Tab Customization Tricks Make Accessing the Web Easier

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Google Chrome Tab Customization Tricks Make Accessing the Web Easier

If you're one of the many people who use Google Chrome frequently, you'll want to know tips and tricks for using tabs.

These tips and tricks will make your exploring experience more fun and interesting! To find out, see the full information as quoted from HowToGeek, Tuesday (09/12/2023).

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Creating and Managing Tab Groups

Open a new tab and right-click to open the pop-up menu. At the top of this pop-up menu, you will see an option to "Add Tab to New Group" Selecting this option will create a Chrome Tab Group. 

Once you have created a Chrome Tab Group, you will see a small dot icon on the left. Right-click the icon to choose a color and name.

If you use multiple Chrome Tab Groups, this will make it easier for you to organize them. You can add more tabs to these groups by right-clicking the desired tab and selecting "Add Tabs to Group" or by dragging tabs to the created group.

To close a tab group, simply click on its icon, and to reopen it, click on it once again. If you want to remove a tab from the group, right-click the tab and select the "Remove From Group" option from the pop-up menu.

Once you are done with the tab group, click on its icon and select "Split Group" or "Close".

Customize your Chrome Tab

In the new tab, look at the bottom right corner to find the "Customize Chrome" button. Once you click it, a vertical menu will appear on the right side of your window.

Here, you can choose a new color scheme for your tab (sometimes known as "Colorway").

Later, themes featuring high-resolution photos or artwork, the option to enable new tab shortcuts, and the ability to change those new tab shortcuts to ones of your own choosing or set them for the sites you visit most often.

Save Google Chrome Tabs for Later

Use the shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+D on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, and Cmd+Shift+D on Mac to create a bookmark.

When you do, Google Chrome will create a handy folder for them-which you can name before hitting the blue "Save" button at the bottom right of the folder creation window.

To find all your saved bookmarks, click the three-dot button at the top right of your window (just below the "X" button that closes the window), and you'll see the "Bookmarks" option. Hover over "Bookmarks" to see what you have saved here as well as to access the "Bookmark Manager."

Tab Switch Shortcut While in Full Screen

  • Ctrl/Cmd+1-8: To switch between the first eight tabs you have open. The numbering starts from the left side-the leftmost tab is #1
  • Ctrl/Cmd+9: If you have more than eight tabs open at once, use this shortcut to switch to the rightmost tab currently open
  • Ctrl+Page Down/Tab or Cmd+Option+Right Arrow : Use either of these to open a tab to the left of your current tab
  • Ctrl+Page Up/Shift+Tab or Cmd+Option+Left Arrow : The opposite of the aforementioned shortcuts, this shortcut allows you to open a tab to the right of the tab you are currently in.

Search Tabs

By clicking the small downward-pointing arrow next to the minimize window button in Chrome, you can open a handy menu that displays the currently playing audio and video media, the current tab, and the recently closed tab.

Through this menu, you can quickly navigate to any of the options mentioned above.

If you have many similar tabs open-like multiple YouTube,, or Google tabs, this menu lets you see the details of each tab so you can jump to them quickly and efficiently.

Quickly Close All Tabs 

Press the following keyboard shortcuts on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS: Ctrl+W (Cmd+W on Mac). If you're faster with a mouse than a keyboard, you can also close tabs by middle-clicking (that is, if your mouse has a middle button).

Or, if you have a lot of tabs to close immediately, you can use Ctrl+Shift+W to close all open tabs in a window on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS (Option+Cmd+W on Mac).

When you need to exit the entire program quickly due to unexplained activity (we're not judging, we've been there), use Alt+F4 on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS (Option+Cmd+Esc on Mac).

Reopen Recently Deleted Tabs 

After deleting all your tabs like the example above, you can easily reverse it. You can reopen closed tabs by using Ctrl+Shift+T on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS (Cmd+Shift+T on Mac).

The reopened tab will appear right where it was closed, regardless of whether it is at one end of the window or among several other tabs.

After reading this, you can apply it to make your Chrome browser experience even more enjoyable!

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