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This article was published on June 24, 2015

This handy trick moves multiple Chrome tabs at once

This handy trick moves multiple Chrome tabs at once
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

There’s a handy trick for grabbing multiple tabs in Chrome that you probably have no idea existed, but is entirely obvious once you’ve used it.

All you need to do is hold down the Shift key to grab a set of tabs next to each other and then drag them out of the window to separate them.

Jun 24, 2015 2:32 PM

You’re also able to grab a handful of tabs that aren’t in a row by holding down the CTRL or CMD key and clicking each one to grab it before pulling them out.

I’ve used Chrome for years and had no idea this feature existed — it’ll save the day next time you’re overwhelmed with tabs and need to quickly clean up.

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