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Many Other Tutorials That Don't Belong In Any Of The Above Sections Here.
 #28587  by TheAslan
 02 Oct 2013, 22:12
Generally when you open too many tabs in Google Chrome, the browser starts shrinking the tabs and one stage comes when only a cross (x) button is displayed on tabs. In such situation you can't recognize tabs because no page titles are displayed on tabs. It becomes quite irritating and you need to click on each and every tab until you find your desired tab.


On the other hand other web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox do not shrink their tabs to this amount. They shrink the tabs to a pre-defined size and once they reach that size limit, they start stacking new tabs to the right and small arrow icons are shown on the tab bar to navigate between tabs. It helps in easily switching between running tabs.

Now if you want to get a similar feature in Google Chrome web browser, this tutorial will help you.

Today in this tutorial we are going to tell you how to enable a hidden secret feature Stacked Tabs in Google Chrome which will bring Mozilla Firefox style tab stacking feature to Google Chrome.


This feature is not enabled by default but can be enabled using hidden Chrome Flags page.

If you are ready to enable this feature, check out following simple steps:

1. First of all type chrome://flags/ in Google Chrome addressbar and press Enter. It'll open advanced configuration page.

2. Press Ctrl + F keys together to launch find box and type following in the find box:

Stacked Tabs

It'll highlight an option with the same name.

Stacked Tabs Windows
Tabs never shrink, instead they stack on top of each other when there is not enough space. #stacked-tab-strip.


3. Click on the Enable link given below the option.

4. At the end click on Relaunch Now button and once Google Chrome opens, it'll have the secret stacked tabs feature similar to Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Credits goes to Vishal Gupta
 #28592  by Angel
 03 Oct 2013, 12:10
Srsly. Who has that many tabs open? A better option would be to have a tab tree down one side of the browser window so we could have more vertical space. This is what wide screen monitors were meant for.
 #28597  by TheAslan
 03 Oct 2013, 13:50
I agree, Chromium had this feature built in few years back which allowed users to change horizontal tabs to vertical tabs, but of course they had to remove this practical feature like always.