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How to Manage Multiple Tabs in Your Android Tablet's Google Chrome App

The Chrome app, as well as other tablet web browsers that may be on your Android tablet, uses a tabbed interface to help you access more than one web page at a time. You will see various tabs marching across the Chrome app's screen, just above the Address box.

You can do various interesting things with tabs:

  • To open a link in another tab, long-press the link and choose the command Open in New Tab from the menu that appears.

  • To open a bookmark in a new tab, long-press the bookmark and choose the Open in New Tab command.

  • To open a blank tab, touch the Action Overflow icon and choose New Tab. Or you can touch the last tab "stub" on the far right end of the tab list.

You switch between tabs by choosing one from the top of the screen.

Close a tab by touching its Close (X) icon; you can close only the tab you're viewing.

  • Some web browser apps may refer to the tabs as windows.

  • The tabs keep marching across the screen, left to right. You can scroll the tabs to view the ones that have scrolled off the screen.

  • If you close all the tabs, you see a blank screen in the Chrome app. The New Tab command appears atop the screen.

  • New tabs open to the last web page you viewed. Or if you were viewing the bookmarks, the tab opens with the bookmarks.

  • Shhh! For secure browsing, you can open an incognito tab: Touch the Action Overflow or Menu icon, and choose the New Incognito Tab command. When you go incognito, the web browser doesn't track your history, leave cookies, or provide other evidence of which web pages you've visited. A short description appears on the incognito tab page, describing how it works.

  • To switch between your incognito tabs and regular tabs, touch the rectangle that appears in the upper right corner of the Chrome app's screen.

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