Google Chrome will soon allow users to quickly look through their recently closed tabs
The popular browser is now adding yet another useful feature -- the ability to quickly take a look at your recently closed tabs, without going through your entire Chrome history. Let’s take a look at how the new feature works.
A decade ago, browsing the internet meant most users would open up a couple of Internet Explorer tabs on their desktop computers and check a few websites before shutting off their dial-up connection to prevent high internet bills. That isn’t the case today, with unlimited broadband plans and multi-core computers that allow users to keep several tabs open. This presents users with another challenge -- remembering tabs that were recently closed.
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Google’s Chrome browser has added several new features and functionality over the past few years, searching open tabs, isolating browser processes for security and much more. The browser is now adding yet another useful feature -- the ability to quickly take a look at your recently closed tabs, without going through your entire Chrome history. Let’s take a look at how the new feature works.
According to the Gerrit Code Review system, where all of the new code coming into the open-source Chromium browser is listed, the company plans to integrate the ability to look for recently closed tabs into the tab search function that already exists. This is already working on the Chrome Canary build, and users don’t even have to turn on any hidden Chrome flags or settings to be able to use the feature.
Users who do want to try the feature can download the latest version of Chrome Canary, which should currently be at version 91, then open the browser and open Google, Facebook and a couple of their favourite sites in different tabs then close all but one after a few seconds. They can then select the tab search icon (look at the icon at the top left that looks like an arrow) and find all if your recently closed tabs. All you have to do it click them to restore it. The feature should eventually make its way to users if Google decides to release it in a stable version of Chrome in the future.