Chrome Canary latest version now gets another anticipated feature called Scrollable tabstrip behind the flags. It allows users to scroll through tabs with the mouse when tabs no longer fit in the tabstrip.
Chrome Scrollable tabstrip feature was available in the browser from last 18 months, but even after enabling it, the feature was not working in Chrome for Windows OS (Until today).
You might be wondering how the Scrollable tabstrip feature going to work, right? Suppose you have opened various tabs in the browser that they shrink to the level when you’re only seeing site icon and sometimes you might not see the icon as well.
This will no longer happen if you have enabled the flag Scrollable tabstrip flag in Chrome and you will be able to scroll through using the mouse wheel.
Enable and Use Scrollable tabstrip feature in Chrome
If you’re curious to start using Scrollable tabstrip feature in Chrome Canary, then here’s how you can use it:
Make sure, you’re using Chrome Canary v88.0.4284.0 or above.
Next, you need to visit this chrome://flags/#scrollable-tabstrip flag address. Here, using the Scrollable tabstrip flag, change the settings from Default to Enabled.
Click on Relaunch button to apply the changes.
To test the Scrollable Tabstrip feature, you need to open to various tabs, let say 20-30 tabs. Now you will be able to scroll through tabs from left to right or vice-versa. You can check feature in action here (gif)