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Tips and Tricks for Managing Your "tabs"

posted Jan 31, 2016, 3:45 PM by Christine Lion-Bailey   [ updated Jan 31, 2016, 3:46 PM ]
Do you often find yourself with ten or twenty tabs open on your Chrome browser and struggling to find exactly the correct one for the task at hand?  Have you experienced that sinking feeling when you accidentally close a tab of which you were still in need?  If you answered yes to either, or both, of these questions, then you are in luck.  These tips and tricks for managing your "tabs" are sure to satisfy your appetite for a solution to these woes.  Presenting this week's Byte of Information... tips and tricks for managing your "tabs".

Sometimes we just need to have lots of tabs open as we flip from one source of information to another.  One way to make sure that a particular tab, of utmost importance, remains in place (such as your Genesis grade book or your Discovery Techbook) is to "pin the tab".  By pinning a tab, it prevents you from closing the tab by eliminating the "x" (please be aware that if you close Chrome completely, you will close the tab despite it being pinned).  In order to pin a tab, right click, or two finger click on a Chromebook, on the tab and a menu will appear.  From the menu, select "pin tab".  The tab will now be locked in place.  In order to unpin the tab, once you are finished with it, simply right click again and select "unpin tab".  

In addition to pinning tabs, you can also reopen a tab that was recently closed.  This is a great trick for when you accidentally close the wrong tab.  In order to reopen a recently closed tab, click on the menu (the three stacked lines in the top right of the window) and select "History".  A list will appear of recently closed tabs and you can choose which one(s) you would like to reopen.  It will reopen the tab in a new tab on the browser.

Hopefully these two simple tricks will help you with your day to day use of Chrome.  As always, Happy Tech-ing!