Google Chrome working on better tab management

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Credit: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/get-more-done-with-google-chrome/

While Google Chrome stands out as the undisputed king in terms of user base, the browser, however, lacks some basic features that most people wished for. Tab management for example is one area many users wished could be better. Browsers like Safari and Microsoft Edge boast of better browser management compared to Chrome, and is one of the reasons they still control certain percentages of the market. Google is now working to make tab management something everyone would love—and that could happen pretty soon.

“Ever lost track of tabs on your phone? Us too. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see Android’s new grid layout, which helps you select tabs more easily and preview thumbnails of the tabs you have open. (iOS users will already see this tab grid layout),” Google said in a blog post.

I love to open loads of tabs on Chrome, and this could sometimes affect the way I access each one of them. Hovering over each of those tabs does not often bring out description as quick as I would have wanted, and this is so annoying. Well, Google is already working on something that will allow me to hover over tabs so that I can quickly get to the right one. In essence, Google is bringing support for full thumbnail of the tab to the Chrome browser—and that is happening soon.

Credit: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/get-more-done-with-google-chrome/

Google also announced in a blog post that it is working on tweaking the Chrome address bar to show results faster. When the upcoming changes are finally rolled out, you will be able to get instant answer for queries about sports events, weather, translations, and many more. Probably in the fall, Chrome will support more color customizations for themes. This will be made possible by a new tool that will let you change color of the entire browser and the new tab page. That means you will no longer need to install Chrome themes from the Chrome web store.

Credit: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/get-more-done-with-google-chrome/

In other related news, you can now log in to some Chrome services on your Android phone with juts your fingerprint. The feature is already available for some Android users who now can access some services on Chrome without having to worry about using their password. Perhaps, it is time we started doing away with the use of passwords—we have been dealt a bitter blow lately by hackers, and the fact that something is being done about it brings relief—maybe.

Some Android users like I said can already use the new feature, and it could be available to more and probably every user in the next couple of days. Of course, your version of Android must be v7 and above. Information made available to users on the Google Help Page revealed that the feature will also allow you to log in using whichever method you have set to unlock your device—and these may include pins and pattern unlock.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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