Today we bring you eleven little tricks to handle with Chrome tabs. With them you can optimize your way of working with the Google browser, since you will not have to waste time doing more clicks or closing tabs one by one when they are things that you can do in a faster way.
We will have little-known tricks like closing all the tabs on the right or fixing tabs at the beginning, but also more basic ones like navigating between the tabs or moving them to reorganize them.
Close all the tabs on the right
If you are one of those who work with an infinity of tabs open in your browser, you would like to know that there is a way to close a large number of them in a controlled manner. It is the option to close all the tabs you have on the right, which as its name says will close all those that follow the tab you clicked on, without including it. To use it, these are the steps:
- Right click on the last tab you want to leave open.
- In the pop-up menu, click on the option Close tabs on the right.
- All those that have been made from that in which you have clicked right, but not including it, will be closed.
Fix the important tabs at the start
Chrome also allows you to set a tab at the start. This means that it will always appear to the left of the whole, although it will be shown in a smaller size so as not to bother you. This is quite useful when there are pages that you want to have always open and accessible without taking up too much space in the tab bar. This is what you have to do to set a tab:
- Click on the tab you want to fix to have it open in the foreground.
- Right click on the tab that you want to fix.
- In the pop-up menu, click on the option Fix tab.
- To stop fixing the tab, right click on the one you have fixed and choose the option Do not set tab.
Move tabs to rearrange them or open them out
Chrome tabs are not a fixed item at the top of your browser, and you can move them to rearrange them. To do this, keep the left click on the one you want to move and slide it to the left or right to place it where you prefer.
You can also move it out of the browser window. If you do this, when you release the mouse button the tab will open in a separate window, so you’ll be left with a more open Chrome window.
Move several tabs at a time
There is also a small trick to move several tabs at the same time, which will allow you to reposition them together anywhere in the browser or take them out to open a new Chrome window with all of them.
To select several tabs, keep the Control key pressed while clicking on the ones you want to choose, the Command key if you use Mac. Once selected, you can drag them at the same time to do what you want.
Click central to close tab
Clicking on the X to close tab can be complicated, especially when you have a lot of tabs open. Therefore, it is good to know that if you click centrally on a tab at the top of the browser, the tab will be closed. It does not have to be an active tab.
And if you are more of keyboard shortcuts, you have to know that pressing Control + T at the same time will open a new tab. And if you want the opposite, if you press Control + W at the same time, you will close a tab, although it will always be the active tab.
Open recently closed tabs
And if you have gone through and closed more tabs than you should or a specific one that was very important, do not worry, because Chrome remembers the last ones that you have closed and will allow you to reopen them. To do this you just have to do the following:
- Right click on any tab that you have already opened.
- In the pop-up menu, click on the option Reopen closed tab.
- You can also do it by pressing Control + Shift + T at the same time if you use Windows, and Command + Shift + T in the case of macOS.
Duplicate tabs to enter the same web
Chrome also allows you to duplicate this tab. What you will do with this is open a new tab with the same page that you are now in your active tab. Doing it is simple, and these are the only steps you have to take.
- Click on the tab you want to duplicate to leave it open.
- Right click on the tab to bring up the pop-up menu.
- Select the Duplicate option, and a new tab will open with exactly the same web you are on now.
Open searches in a new tab
When you want to perform a search in Chrome, you just have to type what you want in the search bar and you’re done. But this makes the tab you’re using change pages to go to Google. Fortunately, there is a way to open the search you are doing in a new tab, and it is practically as simple.
- Click on the search bar and type what you want to search.
- Now, press Alt + Enter at the same time instead of just Enter. In macOS it is Command + Enter.
- A new tab will open with the search you have made.
Mute a tab
You can also mute a tab where some music or sound is playing so that you simply stop doing so.
- Click on the tab you want to mute to leave it open and selected.
- Right click on the tab to bring up the pop-up menu.
- Choose the Silence website option to stop sounding in this tab.
- The reproduction that is emitting the sound will continue in march, but simply you will stop hearing it.
Use incognito mode to leave no trace
Chrome also offers an incognito mode with which certain data is not saved from the pages you visit. It opens in a separate window, but all the tabs you open in it will remain in this mode.
- Click on the icon of the three points at the top right of the browser, and a menu of options will open.
- In this menu, click on the option New incognito window.
- You can also open it by pressing at the same time ** Control + Shift + N, or Command + shift + N if you use macOS.
Browse the tabs with keyboard shortcuts
- If all you want to do is browse the tabs without using the mouse, here are a few keyboard shortcuts to do so.
- Press * Control + a number from 1 to 9 to navigate between the first nine tabs you have open. Each number is associated with a tab. If you press Control + 1 you will go to the first, if you press Control + 2 to the second, and so on until the ninth.
- In macOS it is done by pressing Command + a number from 1 to 9.
- Each time you press Control + Tab you will move to the next tab.In this way you can browse the ones you want regardless of how many you have open.