- Getting to Know Google Chrome
- Basic Browsing
- Working with Tabs
- Managing Your Home Page
- Bookmarking Pages
- Viewing Your Browsing History
- Synchronizing Chrome
- Searching from Within the Browser
- Browsing Anonymously in Incognito Mode
- Printing a Web Page
- Changing Chrome's Appearance
- Enhancing Chrome with Extensions
Working with Tabs
If you've used Internet Explorer and similar Web browsers, you may already be familiar with the concept of tabbed browsing. With tabbed browsing, you can open different Web pages in different tabs, instead of doing one page after another or using multiple browser windows.
Google Chrome makes good use of tabbed browsing. You can display multiple Web pages in multiple tabs, all located in a tab row at the top of the browser window, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 Tabbed pages in Chrome
To open a new tab, click the + button at the far right of the row of open tabs. Alternatively, you can click the Chrome (three bar) button at the top right and select New Tab, or just press Ctrl+T on your computer keyboard. The new tab opens to the right of the currently open tabs.
(You can also open any link on a Web page in a new tab by right-clicking the link and selecting Open Link as a New Tab.)
To switch to a different tab, just click it. To cycle through all open tabs, press Ctrl+Tab. To change the order of open tabs, click and drag a tab into a new location in the tab row.
You can also detach a tab and open it in a new browser window. Just click and drag the tab outside the current browser window; a new browser window opens. You can add that page back to the original browser window, again by dragging and dropping.