Edge and Chrome ready to counter tab overload with new feature

Google Chrome for Windows

Google developers are working on a new feature for tab
management that will benefit all browsers based on Chromium,
including Microsoft Edge and Chrome.

Tabs in web browsers allow you to navigate between multiple
sites easily without having to open multiple instances of the
browser. At the same time, the concept of tabs made it
difficult to scroll through them when you have a couple of
dozen tabs or more open, especially on a low-resolution device.

Personally, I have a huge number of tabs open when I am working
and it does make me more productive, but at the same time, it’s
impossible to locate a particular site in a sea of tabs.

Google is working on a new solution called “Scrollable Tab
Strip” that will allow you to scroll through the tabs. You can
use the mouse wheel or the scroll-bar options to navigate
between the sites.

Chrome scrollable tab strip

This feature is pretty neat and you can already try it in both
Edge Canary and Chrome Canary. To enable it in Edge Canary, you
need to follow these steps:

  1. Add Edge shortcut to the desktop and open Properties.
  2. Add the following command after ms edge.exe in the target
    field: -enable-features=ScrollableTabStrip

Note that you must leave a space after ‘ms edge.exe’.

You can enable scrollable tab strips in Chrome Canary by
heading to the flags menu.

As you can see in the animation above, scrollable tab strips
could finally make it easier to manage your browser if you open
a lot of tabs.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard
about scrollable tab strips in Chromium. Google has been
working on this feature for about a year now, but it looks like
the company is finally getting ready to bring it to the masses
later this year.

Like Google, Microsoft is also working on
tab management-related improvements. For instance, the
company is working on a
new feature that will restore tabs when you accidentally
close the browser.

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