Tip: Dragging to the tabstrip

October 1st, 2009

We’ve already seen how to open links in new tabs or windows using keyboard modifiers. But what if you want to open a link in some existing place?

Click and hold on the link, and then drag it onto or between any of the tabs in the tabstrip.

You should see a small arrow appear showing where the link will open. When you release the mouse button, the link will load right at that arrow. If you drop it in the empty space after the last tab, you’ll open a new tab at the end of the strip.

Rather than needing to copy and paste links, you can also just drag links from other programs, such as word processors or other browsers, and drop them on the Chrome tabstrip in the same way.

Posted by Peter Kasting, Software Engineer