How to Search for Open Tabs on the New Tab Page of Chrome

Browser tabs seem to pile up easily, and it can be difficult to find the one you’re looking for as you get upwards of 15 tabs open. Luckily, Google has an experimental feature that changes all that.

Go ahead and fire up Chrome, then copy/paste the following into the Omnibox: chrome://flags/#omnibox--switch-suggestions.

Alternatively, can you type chrome://flags into the Omnibox, hit Enter, and then type “Tab Switch Suggestions” into the search field.

Click the drop-down box for the flag labeled Omnibox tab switch suggestions and set it to “Enabled.”

Note: For this flag to work on Chrome OS, either the #upcoming-ui-features flag must be Enabled, or the #top-chrome-md flag is set to Refresh or Touchable Refresh. Unless you explicitly disabled either of them, the default state will let you use this feature.

Now, for the changes to take effect, you must relaunch Chrome click the blue “Relaunch Now’ button at the bottom of the Flags page (on Chrome OS, this button reads “Restart Now”).

After Chrome relaunches, click the Omnibox and then search for an open tab. If the page is open already, click “Switch” next to the URL suggestion in the Omnibox. This feature works on tabs open in other Chrome windows as well!

The next time you want to search for an open tab amidst the hundreds of other ones, all you need to do is delete the text in the Omnibox and type a keyword associated with the page.

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