Having a lot of tabs open on Google Chrome is never good news for your computer’s performance, which is why the browser is going to introduce a new way to close them.
When you try to close a tab, most users go to the small cross to the right of the page name. If you’re familiar with your keyboard shortcuts, you probably know that it’s also possible to click CTRL+W to quickly close a tab.
For those who don’t like either of these ways to close tabs, Google will likely soon introduce a third option, inspired by Microsoft Edge. On Reddit, user Leoparda64-2 reported that Google Chrome is apparently getting a new feature that allows users to close tabs by double-clicking on themwhich is already possible on Edge.
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Closing tabs by double-clicking on them will soon be possible on Chrome
On Microsoft Edge, it is possible to activate or deactivate this feature in the settings in the “appearance” section. At the very bottom, there is an option “ Use the double-click feature to close browser tabs “. Since Chrome and Edge are both based on Chromium, we imagine that the functionality will also be activated from the browser settings.
Once the feature is activated, it will simply be careful not to click your tabs multiple times while trying to open them, at the risk of causing them to be closed. In this case, all you have to do is go to the “history” section in the top right menu, where you can find all your recently closed pages.
At this time, it would appear that users of the beta version of the browser, Chrome Canary, do not yet have access to the feature. Everything therefore leads us to believe that it will not be won’t be rolled out to end users for several weeks or even months.
In the meantime, we remind you that Google Chrome recently received a private browsing lock feature on smartphones. We also know that Nvidia’s upscaling technologies will soon improve the quality of video streaming on Google’s browser, starting with update 110.