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Find tabs quickly in Chrome with TabsPreview

Keeping too many tabs open can be as much of a hassle as it is a convenience. Chrome users can install TabsPreview to make it much easier to find the right tab quickly.

If you're like me, you have more browser tabs open than you can track easily. It's not such a good idea; if your session information gets corrupted, you could lose your tabs the next time you restart your browser. Still, lots of us do it anyway. TabsPreview is a great Chrome extension that makes it much easier to keep track of the sites and Webapps you've collected. Here's how to use it: 

  1. Install TabsPreview here. 
  2. From any Chrome window, click the TabsPreview icon in the top right (it looks like a blue eye underneath a black box). A new tab opens that contains large previews of all tabs open within the same window. This means that if you have multiple Chrome windows open, you'll need to run TabsPreview for each one you want to check out.
    TabsPreview Rob Lightner/CNET
  3. There are several configurations; using the icons at the top right, arrange the previews in a way that feels right to you. 
  4. Click any preview to go directly to that tab. 
  5. To search through tabs for text, just click the magnifying glass icon at the bottom left and enter your text in the search box that pops up. Only the tabs containing your text are shown. 

That's it! TabsPreview is pretty simple and straightforward, and should make life simpler for those with crowded browsers. 

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Thanks to Guiding Tech for the link!