Computer help: How can I check additional tabs in Chrome, MS Edge

·3 min read
I use both MS Edge and Chrome as my web browsers and tend to keep many tabs open in both at one time — so many that a lot of tabs can't be seen from the main viewing pane. On both I can use the "task view" to see all of the pages, but how do I see additional tabs on an open page?
I use both MS Edge and Chrome as my web browsers and tend to keep many tabs open in both at one time — so many that a lot of tabs can't be seen from the main viewing pane. On both I can use the "task view" to see all of the pages, but how do I see additional tabs on an open page?

Q: I use both MS Edge and Chrome as my web browsers and tend to keep many tabs open in both at one time — so many that a lot of tabs can't be seen from the main viewing pane. On both I can use the "task view" to see all of the pages, but how do I see additional tabs on an open page?

— Bruce M., Hobe Sound

A: As mentioned above, both Chrome and Edge have a "Task Manager" function that essentially prepares a navigable list of all your open tabs for you in a separate browser tab.

In Chrome, this can be accessed by clicking on the three dots stacked vertically in the upper right corner, which opens the main command menu. In it, click on "More tools," and then "Task manager" to produce a new tab containing a list of all the tabs you have open at that time. From there, you can just click on the tab you're interested in to go to it.

In Edge, you perform a similar set of steps to reach a similar-looking page by clicking on the three dots stacked horizontally in the upper right corner of the browser window. In the menu that pops up, select “More tools,” then “Browser task manager.” That will produce a new tab listing all your open tabs, and as with Chrome simply click on the page of your choosing to go to it.

In Chrome, you can also navigate through your more recent set of tabs by clicking on the "little down arrow in a circle" icon located in the upper right corner of the browser, by the minimize and close-out "X". When you do, a list of all your recently opened tabs will appear, which you can click on as needed.

There is also an extension for Chrome called "TabsOutliner" that you can install for free. (It's available at this URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabs-outliner/eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl?hl=en)

Once added to the browser and launched, it creates a sort of left-hand navigation bar in the browser window that can be used to shift between tabs and even organize tabs in the way you need them.

As for Edge: Because it's a Microsoft product, the tabs you have open in the browser can actually be added as individual items in the Windows open program list, which means you can scroll through them via the Alt+Tab quick key function.

To set this up, right-click over the Window's Start button and select "Settings" from the menu that appears. In the next window that pops up, click on "System," then select "Multitasking" in the left-hand navigation menu.

In that section, scroll down to the section titled "Alt + Tab," click on the drop down menu there and select the "Open windows and all tabs in Edge" option.

Close the "Settings" window and launch Edge. Once it's open, hit and hold Alt+Tab on your keyboard and this will bring up all your open applications as well as all of your open tabs in Edge in a single view.

To navigate through the open tabs and windows, either select your Window of choice via the mouse or hold the Alt button and hit Tab repeatedly to move through the windows sequentially.

Untangling the web

expensify.com

Looking for a way to manage your income and expenses through the confines of your smartphone? Then this service site and app may be for you. At it you can use your phone to scan receipts, track credit card and bank balances and transactions, approve expenditures, generate spending tax reports on demand and more. It's like having a bookkeeper available to you at all times — at least on your smartphone. Plus basic use is free.

Contact Eyal Goldshmid at egoldshmid@yahoo.com.

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Computer help: How can I check additional tabs in Chrome, MS Edge

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting