Take your Google Chrome tabs from your desktop to your smartphone with this new feature for the Web browser.
Users of Googles Chrome Web browser can look forward to a new feature with
the latest Chrome Beta that allows them to access open tabs across multiple
When users are signed in to Chrome, the tabs they have open on one device
are made available on all their other devices by clicking on the Other
devices menu on the New Tab page. The tabs back and forward navigation
history is also included, so users can pick up browsing right where they left
Imagine youve looked up directions to a cool new restaurant on your home
computer. Later, when youre leaving work, you realize you cant quite remember
how to get there. If only you could quickly pull up the same directions on your
office computer with one click, a Google
by Nicolas Zea and Patrick Dubroy, company software engineers and
Tab Teleportation Technicians, said.
With a click, you can find and open the tab with your directions and be on
your way. If you use Chrome for Android Beta, the tab will also be available on
your phone, right there in your pocket when you hit the road.
The blog post noted that Google will be gradually rolling out the Other
devices menu to Beta channel users over the coming week. Over the past few
weeks, the company has introduced several new features to make it easier to
discover new apps and extensions. Chrome Web Store users can try out an early
version of the new Trending view, which was released earlier this month and
shows the apps and extensions that are currently growing fastest in the store.
App subcategories were also recently introduced into the store. These allow
users to dig deeper into each app category. For example, in the Entertainment
category users can click on the Music & Radio subcategory to view music-related
apps only. Searching for a particular app has also improved. Googles search
box now sports auto-complete suggestions that guide users to the app or
extension they are looking for faster.
Google also updated the Chrome OS to Aura, and the developer channel has
been updated to 19.0.1048.17 for Chromebooks such as the Acer AC700 and Samsung
Series 5. This build contains a number of new features, as well as security and
stability improvements, including new modes for multiple monitor handling, an
updated Scratchpad application, a functional and visual refresh of the Chrome
OS Settings, and support for new file types such as tar, gz and bzip2.
The goal of the Aura project is to produce a new desktop window manager and
shell environment with modern capabilities. The UI must offer rich visuals,
large-scale animated transitions and effects that can be produced only with the
assistance of hardware acceleration, according to a description of the
platform on Googles Chromium Project page.