Google Chrome 77 introduces a new experimental "pin area" feature. It is a special area on the tab bar where you can drag and drop a regular (unpinned) tab, and it will become pinned automatically. It is a useful alternative to the context menu. Here's how to try it in action.
As of this writing, Google Chrome is the most popular web browser which exists for all major platforms like Windows, Android and Linux. It comes with a powerful rendering engine which supports all modern web standards.
As of this writing, to pin a tab, you need to right-click it and select the Pin context menu command.
The new experimental feature we are talking about can be enabled with a flag.
Before proceeding, keep in mind that Chrome 77 is available in the Canary branch as of this writing. You must install it if you don't have it already installed.
Google Chrome comes with a number of useful options which are experimental. They are not supposed to be used by regular users but enthusiasts and testers can easily turn them on. These experimental features can significantly improve the user experience of the Chrome browser by enabling additional functionality. To enable or disable an experimental feature, you can use hidden options called 'flags'.
To Enable Pin Tabs Using Drag and Drop in Google Chrome,
- Open the Google Chrome browser and type the following text in the address bar:
This will open the flags page directly with the relevant setting.
- Select the option Enable from the drop-down list next to the 'Drag to Modify Tab Pinnedness' line.
- Restart Google Chrome by closing it manually or you can also use the Relaunch button which will appear at the very bottom of the page.
- You are done.
Pin a Tab with Drag and Drop
First of all, you need to have at least one pinned tab in the tab strip. Right-click on any tab and choose "Pin tab" from the context menu.
After that, you'll be able to simply drag and drop an unpinned tab on an already pinned tab icon to get it pinned.
To unpin a pinned tab, drag it from the left to the area where unpinned tabs are located.
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