Friday, September 27, 2019

Google Snacks Volume 2 - Chrome Tab Features

The tabs at the top of your Chrome window have some features you may not know about. The two we are going to go over today are Pinned Tabs and reopening a closed tab.

Pinning tabs allows you to keep tabs from accidentally getting closed. This can be especially nice for tabs you keep open all day, everyday, such as Gmail or Drive. You can organize your pinned tabs by dragging and dropping. Pinned tabs will always be on the left side of your window for easy organization. Let's take a look at the difference between pinned verses not pinned tabs.

The above screenshot has pinned tabs. The below screenshot has not pinned tabs.

With your tabs unpinned, you can accidentally close your tabs when switching between them since the X button is almost the same size as the tab. With the pinned tab, the X is gone to prevent them from being accidentally closed.

In order to pin a tab, simply right click on the tab you want to pin and choose the option Pin Tab. It will then move to the left side of your window where all pinned tabs stay. You can drag them around to organize them as well. To close a pinned tab or to unpin the tab, right click on the pinned tab and either select Unpin Tab or Close Tab.

If you have ever accidentally closed a tab you didn't mean to close or realized you still need the tab you recently closed? Use the keyboard command Ctrl+Shift+T to reopen the last closed tab. You can even repeat this to open multiple closed tabs. Again, that keyboard combination is hold Control and Shift, then press T.

I hope this helped you get to know a Google feature you didn't already know before. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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