Browsing internet on Android smartphones can be a problematic task when multiple tabs are opened. Main problem that arises is when opening different links. Sometimes the same link is opened twice in different tabs.
This problem can be solved by using simple chrome flag “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions”
Flags are set of features that are still in testing phase and are not included in Chrome directly as a main feature. These features can be used any time by the users on Chrome browsers on their Android smartphones.
This feature will save time and data by navigating you to the page which is already opened when you open a new web page.
Enable “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions”
Steps which you have to follow to enable “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions” and very simple.
The steps involved in enabling “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions” are similar to steps used to enable/disable other features using Chrome flags.
To enable “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions” follow the steps below:
- Open “chrome://flags” menu on Chrome browser on your Android Phone:
Note: “chrome://flags” menu contains all the different features which are still in testing phase they can be accessed any time and can be enabled and disabled from this menu also.
- From the different Chrome flags, you can search manually “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions” or you can use Find in page option for automatic searching.
- To enable this feature, open the menu by clicking on the tab where Default is written. From the list choose Match by Hostname.
- Once you click on Match by Hostname you have to restart the chrome which you can do by tapping on RELAUNCH NOW button.
Once the Chrome is restarted “Switch to an existing tab for New Tab Page suggestions” feature is enabled.
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Once this feature is enabled, you don’t have to worry about opening same webpages on your Chrome browser on Android smartphone. This Chrome Flag saves your precious data and time by avoiding opening two same web pages at the same time.
If you browse internet mainly on your smartphone then this flag is specially for you. However, if you do not use your smartphone to browse internet frequently then you will not need this feature to be enabled.