Eyelash clutter can seriously affect productivity, whether while working, studying, or trying to surf the Internet in a fast and efficient way. While all major browsers support shortcut keys that help users access their tabs, some of us actually take our real estate listing to the extreme.
Have you ever had so many tabs open that the only way to find the one you need is just by clicking trial and error riddle? This is neither efficient nor good for your stress levels – trust me, I know. However, if you’re a Google Chrome user, you’re in luck because there’s a much cleaner way to find the tab you’re looking for at any given time.
Search for open tabs in Google Chrome
The Google Chrome Omnibox has really changed the way we think about the traditional address bar. Omnibox lets you quickly search your Google search engine, perform quick calculations, search Gmail and Google Drive, and more.
One of the lesser known things it allows is to search and change through open tabs.
The first step in this process is to copy and paste
chrome: // flags / # omnibox-tab-switch-suggestions in the omnibox. Right Enter and this will take you immediately and highlight the file Omnibox tab change suggestions option in Chrome flags.
Because this setting is disabled by default, you will need to change it By default a Activated by clicking on the drop-down menu.
As required after changing any of the Chrome flags, you’ll need to restart your browser. You can do this gracefully by keeping your tabs open by clicking on RELAUNCH NOW button that should appear.
Otherwise, closing and opening Chrome manually will do the trick.
As soon as Google Chrome is relaunched, it’s good. To search for tabs and change the test, open a new tab and type a term or phrase in the title bar or URL of one of the open tabs.
If you enter correctly, you should see results that include the tabs you currently have open. Each of these results will have one Switch to this tab to the right of the title and URL. Clicking on this button will do exactly what is said. In the example above, you can see that the phrase “how” is detected in two open tabs: after all it’s our specialty.
Opening a new tab is not a mandatory step in this process, so removing this bit can really be an efficient and productive trick. Each time you stay on a tab that asks you where the next one you are looking for is, you can only search through the omnibox. Changing it will have no effect on the currently open tab.
If you’re interested in learning more interesting uses for the Google Chrome Omnibox, check out our article on five advanced features for Chrome users.