Opening a link in a new tab in Chrome is more convenient for one main reason: You can keep reading or return to your current page easily. This is especially useful when you are in the middle of filling in a form, and you need to read the extra information linked within the form.
All modern browsers allow you to open links in new tabs easily. In this article, you'll learn how you can work more efficiently with Google Chrome.
At the top of your browser window and at the right-hand end of all of the tabs, click on the small + icon next to the last tab to open a new tab in Chrome.
Of course, you can also use the keyboard to quickly open a new Chrome tab. Simply press the new tab shortcut: Ctrl+T or Cmd+T.
When you want to compare web content, images, reference additional information, or simply search for something while you are reading webpage, switching between tabs in Chrome is annoying. It's easy to move a tab into a separate Chrome window, so you can look at the web pages side-by-side.
Alternatively, you can open a new browser window with a new tab using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+N or Cmd+N. You can now drag the tabs between the browser windows as you need.
The fastest and easiest way to open a link in a new Chrome tab, is to press Ctrl and click on the link you want to open. Of course, that needs a keyboard. If you want to work only with the mouse click on the link and hold the mouse button down, then drag it up to a blank space on Chrome's tab bar to open it in a new tab.
When you right click on a link, you'll see a context menu with a number of different options. From this menu, you can:
You can also save the link or copy the link address via this right-click menu.
If you are like most people, you will have more than just a handful of tabs open at any one time in your browser. Closing the browser tabs you no longer need will make your computer run faster and battery last longer. It's easy to close a tab - simply click on the tiny cross at the right edge of a tab to close it.
Browser tabs can take up a lot of room, especially when the website's icon and page title is displayed in the tab. Pinning a tab compresses this neatly - the tab will shrink to just the website icon, and is moved to the left of all of your tabs. Right click on a tab, then select Pin Tab. When you click on any link in a pinned webpage, the linked page will automatically open in a new tab. This lets you set up Chrome with a handful of pinned tabs to act as a dashboard. It's just as easy to unpin a tab - simply right click on it, then select Unpin Tab.
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