Need customizable Multi-Line TAB bar
Reported by sourabh....@gmail.com, Oct 11 2008
Product Version : 0.3.154.0 URLs (if applicable) : Other browsers tested: Opera Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue: Safari 3: Firefox 3: OK IE 7: What steps will reproduce the problem? 1. Add more than 15 or so TABs and the text is no longer visible on the TABs. If I keep multiple windows with 5-10 TABs each then when I restart, I do not get all my sessions back (only the last closed window is restored) This is one of the show stoppers for me to move to Chrome. What is the expected result? What happens instead? Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if possible.
Nov 5 2008,
Are you still seeing the issue of not seeing all your previously opened tabs on restart under Chrome's latest build?
Nov 8 2008,
Expected result is for the TABs to wrap and the use multiple lines. Currently all the TABs are in a single line causing them to be unusable if using more than a few, say 5-10.
May 12 2009,
I am using 18.104.22.168 and the issue still exits. When are you planning to fix this?
Jun 3 2009,
Any update on this? What is the ETA for fixing this?
Sep 11 2009,
would be great if i can has multiple lines as in opera
Oct 14 2009,
Ben, could you triage?
Oct 23 2009,
Yes, chrome would be complete for me if tabs could wrap to multiple lines. I have over 30 tabs open in opera right now, and moving to chrome is a bit hard at the moment.
Nov 16 2009,
No to multiline. We already have a bug for overflow.
Nov 16 2009,
So does this mean that chrome will NEVER have a tab bar that can wrap to multiple lines?
Jan 23 2010,
Too bad. Chrome is unusable, at least for me, without tabs wrapping to multiple lines, as I tend to have 30-50 tabs opened...
Jun 17 2010,
Quite sad to see such close minded attitude. On top of having one of the most static ui system of all browsers, any request get wontfix'ed... Good job there.
Jul 4 2010,
chrome is faster then firefox, but without Multi-Line TAB bar (maybe as plugin), i can't switch from firefox. I mean, even chrome faster, i can't use it power, because my screen resolution permit me open only 11 tabs, if i open more i can't switch between tabs quickly.
Aug 31 2010,
Why Won`t Fix? Omg - this a must have for any modern brouser. 20+ tabs it is pain. Seems to I will go back to Opera.
Nov 7 2010,
I'll wait for multiple line tabs before I switch to Chrome.
Dec 17 2010,
Ben, can you explain why chrome will not see multi-line in the near future?
Dec 17 2010,
Nevermind, see discussion in the main bug thread for this feature here: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=188&q=overflow&colspec=ID%20Stars%20Pri%20Area%20Feature%20Type%20Status%20Summary%20Modified%20Owner%20Mstone%20OS
Jan 22 2011,
Desperately need this feature. Why wont fix ? People do work with 20 pages in the same time or never close page (for further considering) - it is more convenient then having page in Bookmarks.
Feb 20 2011,
One more vote for multiline tab !
Mar 4 2011,
just do it already.... come on... why is it so hard to make multiple line bookmark bar?
Mar 8 2011,
I vote for multiline customizable wrap tab line.
Mar 21 2011,
Without multiline tabs Chrome is irrelevant and unusable despite nice performance it has.
Mar 24 2011,
two and a half year passed since request and no progress. what are they doing in google i wonder if they cant implement such an important feature! personally, i'm continuing to use opera..
Jun 11 2011,
Chrome is useless until this is fixed, please reconsider. Try it, open 50-100 tabs, you can't tell which is which anymore. We need multi-row fixed width tabs!
Jul 9 2011,
Give us multiple rows of tabs already!
Aug 28 2011,
why doesn't google listen to us ?
Aug 28 2011,
oh one thing changed! i stopped to use opera after i was using it for about 10 years. now i'm using firefox and am very satisfied still no place 4 chrome in my heart
Oct 27 2011,
+1 for Multi Row Tabs, Please add. Cant use Chrome without this feature
Nov 22 2011,
+1 for multi row tabs.. or have it atleast be a setting.. I sometimes have so many tabs open that all i see is an X.
Dec 7 2011,
+1 for multi row tabs or fixing scrollable tabs, and -1 for ben who is the person responsible for arrogantly perpetuating the current substandard ui 'feature' of invisible unusable tabs
Dec 9 2011,
OMG Chrome doesn`t have multiply row tabs, it`s really strange to see this in the end of 2011.
Dec 9 2011,
i had to install firefox because of that.
Dec 14 2011,
+1 add this function pls, it's the only reason i'm still sitting on FF.
Jan 15 2012,
+1 add multirow tabs, its to hard navigate when is so many
Jan 30 2012,
Being a long time Firefox devotee I finally decided to try out Chrome, but to my amazement I did not discover any means to enable multi-row(line) tabs. I did not expect this to be available out of the box, but having no 3rd party extensions...?! Does it mean that the inner workings of Chrome simply have no support for that? If so, this needs to be addressed. Until there is official/3rd party support for multi-row tabs, I cannot even begin to consider using Chrome, as at any one time I have at least 20 tabs opened in Firefox, and cannot imagine my life without multi-row tabs.
Feb 1 2012,
To all in this issue, and to all who keep using Non-Chrome browser only for this feature missed - Please join the discusson and support for this request at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=188 and put a star to it.
Oct 13 2012,
This issue has been closed for some time. No one will pay attention to new comments. If you are seeing this bug or have new data, please click New Issue to start a new bug.
Apr 24 2015,
Issue 457711 has been merged into this issue.
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