Create tab groups in Chrome

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Google Chrome offers several options for managing open tabs and windows in the browser. For example, the tabs can be fixed so that they always remain present and gives the possibility to reopen recent tabs as soon as they are closed in Chrome.
However, those who use Chrome on PCs with many tabs may have difficulty finding the one they need at a certain time and identifying the site they want to read.
This problem is fixed by the latest version of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and even Android, which now allows you to create tab groups and no plug-ins, extensions or programs are required to install.
You can create groups of tabs, each with a name and a color, to keep linked sites open at the same time. For example, you can group the sites used for entertainment such as youtube and Facebook and separate them from the group of sites used for work or to read the news.
To use tab groups in Google Chrome, you need to be sure you have the latest version. On the computer, then press the three dots icon at the top right of Chrome on PC, go to Settings and then press About Chrome on the left side to check for new updates.
On Chrome, now, if you have two or more tabs open, right-click on the title of a tab at the top and choose the option Add to new group to create a new tab group. Then press on the dot that appears on the left of the grouped tab to choose a color and give a name to the group. To add more tabs to the group, right-click on a tab (title) of a tab and choose Add to existing group.
Now, if you click on the name of a tab group and drag it left and right, the entire group will move.
By clicking on the name of the group it is possible to separate the tabs again and dissolve the group or close all the tabs in the group.

NOTE: Card groups also work in Chrome for Android. In Android, the grouping of tabs changes the way you see the open tabs when you press the square next to the address bar and is really very convenient because the tabs appear in boxes and can be ordered as you want, by moving them with your finger.

Finally, remember that it is possible through an extension save groups of open tabs to be able to work on it again the next day.
One of them is Session buddy which brings better a way to organize tabs in a way that doesn't just keep tabs groups in memory on the PC, but also to manage these groups and open them by switching from one to the other with a click, saving a lot of time. The main features of the extension are automatic recognition of all open tabs and windows, saving and restoring of these tabs. The Space button then allows you to manage areas and sets of tabs and open a window with which you can save the open tabs to be able to reopen them in the future.
To do this, just press on Unanmed Window and then on the pencil button to give the group a title. From the Session Buddy button you can then switch from one group to another and add the site you are visiting to one of the created groups. Each group of cards can then be saved on the PC as a text file, to be imported perhaps on another PC using the same extension. Session Buddy is a great way to organize the tabs open with Chrome into groups and have more options to save them and be able to use them in the future, ideal for those who work by opening many sites together, without having to keep them open all the time.

When opening many tabs and working with Chrome to keep many websites open together, we have also seen how manage many open tabs with ToomanyTabs.
Toomanytabs, once installed, adds (on Chrome) a button that indicates the number of open tabs and, if pressed, displays a window with the list of open tabs, all titles and a preview thumbnail.
The cards can be scrolled with the mouse wheel and can be sorted alphabetically by name, by address or by usage history. If you are having trouble finding a particular tab you can use the search bar above.
In the extension options, in addition to the graphic aspect of the Toomanytabs box, you can also configure a combination of keys to quickly open the selection window.
You can then, for example, use the key combination CTRL-Q to open the tab selection window at any time.
There is also another function in this extension that deserves to be used. If you move a card to the right column in the selection box with the mouse, it is parked and closed, ready to be reopened when you want. In practice, for prevent Chrome from slowing down your computer and taking up too much memory when there are too many open tabs, you can park the ones you don't use and then reopen them if necessary.


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