Another Trick with Google Chrome Tabs

This is another simple tip that most Chrome users will already know about.

When you have multiple tabs opened, you can detach a single tab as a separate instance of the Google Chrome browser. This allows you to group related web pages or apps and run each group in a separate browser instance – maybe on a separate desktop workspace, or even on a separate monitor. To ‘extract’ a tab in this way, just drag the tab away from the tab bar:

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A new Chrome instance will be created, containing your chosen tab:

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You can do this in reverse, too. Drag a tab into the tab bar of a Chrome instance, and the tab will ‘dock’ into that instance of the browser:

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Remember that if the dragged tab is a pinned tab (as in this figure), it will skip to the left hand side of the browser tabs once it has docked.

Combine the two features to simply drag one tab from a Chrome browser instance and drop it into another.