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Can I have the Tab at the bottom?

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Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 12/14/08 8:11 AM
I working on many windows. When I come back to the Browser, i hate to scroll my mouse to the top to change the tab. If you can give me the ability to put the Tabs at the bottom of the windows, it will be great. Also, when I can rename the tab?

2008-12-14
And im lazy surfer, i want GC to open new tab when i type new URL and press Enter

2008-12-17
oh i found the answer for the last q, just info for other people. To open new URl from address bar, type the address and Alt + Enter

2011-12-11
When I work with many programs (many different windows), and then come back to the Google Chrome Browser, I have to move up my mouse to the top of windows to select the tabs of Chrome. I think it is abnormal!

I would want to have the tabs of Google Chrome at the bottom of my screen. At least, you Google guys, give me the option to make it the way I want to have. If you can give me the ability to put the Tabs at the bottom of the windows, it will be great.

Also, when I can rename the tab?
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Mohamed Mansour 12/17/08 12:35 AM
It is not supported, by design they are always on top of the address bar (omnibar). You can focus directly on the chromium bar by CTRL+L or CTRL+E to search google and type your address/query.
Keyboard shortcuts are easy.

So you do CTRL+T to goto a new tab, then type your url. Or you can CTRL+L to focus on the omnibar, then type your new url.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 12/17/08 8:46 AM
Also F6 to select the address bar, i know already a few hot key of Google Chrome. Okay, thanks. It seems that Google Chrome need more time to fulfill a few users basic requirements. I will continue to use another browser.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Mohamed Mansour 12/17/08 9:09 AM
Why? I believe moving the tab below the address bar shouldn't be a an option or a requirement. It is by design, because every Chrome tab is its own browser. When you merge chrome browsers it will act as tabs. The blue border is just a docking station (a frame per say).

Google offers many keyboard shortcuts, but rearranging chrome interface cannot be done, it is all custom UI where everything is repainted.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 12/17/08 9:28 AM
I already know that each tab of Chrome runs on its own process, i checked on Procexp. I will wait until Chrome has the add-ons.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Critesjm 12/17/08 11:43 AM
@Mohamed

I think what Kanie wants is for his tabs to be at the bottom of the window, not just below the omnibar.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? EndUser 12/17/08 8:58 PM
Turn your monitor upside-down.  BOOM! DONE.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 12/18/08 2:49 AM
Funny! Then you should stick your chair to the ceiling to read your screen.

Anyway, how i can change the title of the google chrome windows, or just rename the tab? I have 3 Gmail accounts, when I open all 3 accounts at once with Chrome, i can recognize each account with the name and when i come back to my mails, I can choose the right account at the first click?
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? vadakkoodan 12/18/08 4:13 AM
@Kanie
You cannot rename a tab - tab's name is the title of the webpage in it. And if u have different pages open in different tabs, the  names will be shown as titles of those tabs. Gmail inbox tab's title would be something like "Gmail - Inbox - user...@gmail.com"

And by the way, u cannot have multiple Gmail accounts open simultaneously. if u login to a second gmail account, u will be automatically logged out of the first one. u can may be see that page for sometime.. but u will get an alert window saying "u r logged out" when u try to do something (click on a mail for instance) in that page...
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 12/19/08 1:33 AM
I DO, i can open up to 50 or more gmail accounts at once, because I have created many Google Chrome profiles. If you dont know how to create profiles with Google Chrome, you can check this website:

http://msgid638.com/2008/12/how-to-create-new-profile-in-google-chrome-browser/

Firefox, Maxthon have the ability to change the name of the tabs, so even each website has its own title, I can change it on my tab.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? vadakkoodan 12/19/08 3:41 AM
@Kanie
interesting :)
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? ropsch 5/12/09 9:19 AM
Kanie, you got the point. These are the exact features I am missing in Chrome.
I am used to these and a few more festures from Maxthon.
Especially on a big monitor, one tends to keep the mouse at the bottom area. I would find it very intuitive to keep tabs on the bottom in every browser.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? totaltully 12/9/09 11:34 AM
Agree with Ropsch. The OS taskbar is at the bottom, you switch to the browser from the bottom - why have to make the user move the mouse all the way to the top to click on tab. Before you say shortcuts, i use those and when you use a mouse you dont want to let go of the mouse.

In fact, avant garde browsers like maxthon pretty much let you place any of the bars anywhere. Surely google can do no worse?
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? roi972 1/25/10 10:54 PM
Tabs at the bottom -- and I'll move  to Chrome. Not a second before.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? caver_tim 1/26/10 3:58 AM
do you complain to microsoft because you switch to Word using the windows task bar and then have to move the mouse to the top of the screen to access the ribbon / menu bar??
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 1/26/10 11:27 PM
hey cave_troll, MS gave me the option to move the windows taskbar around the screen, you dont know that?

But Google Chrome not !
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 1/26/10 11:37 PM
But Firefox Yes !

But Maxthon Yes !
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? solansimla 2/3/10 8:29 PM
I would like to have the ability to customize the location of the tabs at top or at bottom. I mean you can customize pretty much everything...why can't we customize this. I am sure it is doable. Please google....just do it!
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? amarcil123 2/4/10 9:30 AM
Yes I too want the tabs to go at the bottom as per Opera who was my favorite browser until I discovered Chrome but the bottom tabs would be prefferable and more user-friendly
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Alphawave 2/7/10 7:29 PM
Chrome needs to follow Opera's example and allow moving, changing, editing everything!  That's one big reason I prefer Opera.
I also prefer the tab bar at the bottom, with the Task Bar.  I'm trying to like Chrome, but it's lacking too many features I use.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Mohamed Mansour 2/7/10 10:12 PM
Remember one thing, they are currently looking at new ways to represent new tabs in Chrome. Since ChromeOS is doing some changes, maybe some of that change will come to the browser:

I know they are looking at ways to solve the Tab crisis problem that people are having concerning people with ridiculously amount of tabs open.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? onlyhalfwaycube 3/4/10 11:25 AM
The biggest reason I would like to allow tabs on the bottom of the screen is obvious if you've ever tried to navigate tabs quickly on an Linux machine. You can accidentally click menu buttons, and I find it distracting to have to find exactly the right spot to click so I don't accidentally click on something.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? salfordphil 3/13/10 2:49 AM
One slightly drastic way to go is to move Windows taskbar to the top of the desktop. I'm trying at the moment. Definitely uses fewer mouse miles once you get out of habit of moving to the bottom of the screen. Not to everbody's taste though, I do appreciate.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? osdlge 5/13/10 1:39 PM
Go here:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=44106

Press the star button to the left of the issue number

Let google know you want this
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Yoyo12345 8/11/10 3:09 PM
Chrome has a few terrible design features. No option for tabs to be below links, and the inability to drag a tab to the links bar. Other than that it's nice.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? orbhot 4/21/11 6:11 AM
"Terrible" features? Can you move IE tab bar above or below? No. Also, you drag shortcuts to the links bar (bookmarks bar) the same way you do in other browsers: You drag the page's icon from the address bar. Sounds like most of the people here either need to learn how to use Chrome rather than trying to make it work the way they want, or write their own browser.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kanie 4/21/11 9:43 AM
@orbhot: Im the person who posted this question 2 years ago. So, with your answer, that why Im still using Firefox because I can MOVE the tab bar to the bottom of my screen!

Firefox is BETTER than Chrome!
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? xtreemneo 4/28/11 6:58 AM
and we don't have this feature this yet!! OMG..

I always use my W7 task bar at the top.. With auto hide.
Chrome tabs at the top..

Just imagine how many times I have yelled "sh.t" at these tabs!!
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Dark_N1ghtmar3 4/29/11 7:37 PM
guys check out avantbrowser 2011 its in beta right now and it will have different rendering engines like firefox ie8,9  and it allows putting tabs where ever u want them so much better then chrome and firefox
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? nutellajunkie 5/29/11 10:31 PM
TABS ARE MORE NATURAL AT THE BOTTOM.. end of story!

Google should stop telling us how to run our browser and let us configure it how we want it..

Remember Google, it is OUR browser, you have enough of our personal details, at-least give us more preferences choice with your products!
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kimberly Chapman 6/12/11 12:10 PM
I too would like tabs at the bottom.  I gave on Firefox today because of crashes and so far I like Chrome's clean format and speed.  But I can tell already it's going to be painful on my carpal tunnel hand to constantly have to move the mouse up to the top.

Please please please include an option to move the tabs down to the bottom.  Thanks.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Geff 8/20/11 12:27 PM
I use many tabs while I'm browsing, often opting to click a link on a web page with my mouse wheel button so as not to lose the last page. I don't like wasting the loading screen time when you click the back button, and instead just close the new tab when I'm done which returns me to the previous page. This saves time.

Knowing that about me, here is why I prefer to have my tabs below my address bar:
1) Visually it is closer to the webpage, therefore your eyes have to glance over less extraneous material (in this case the address bar).

2) Your mouse doesn't have to move a longer distance in order to reach the tabs, which are far more important than the address bar. I barely ever use address bar, instead prefering to use the bookmark bar that is available in firefox.

3) It just looks visually cleaner, in my opinion.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? GoldenUKOldie 8/27/11 8:03 AM
I get a crick in my neck with tabs at the top of the screen. We don't all use laptops.
Because of their blue background I can't read them when they are not headlighted.

I guess it's back to Firefox for me.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? caver_tim 8/28/11 3:34 PM
if you can't read with a blue background, then you can always change the theme
I have a light grey back ground
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Attiladesign 9/29/11 7:42 AM
tabs up top breaks workflow, it ads to the amount of time one spends browsing
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Phill Senters 10/31/11 3:10 AM
I'll stick with Firefox as my browser til Chrome allows relocation of the tab bar.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? emailmarksf 11/7/11 5:05 PM
The best solution for me (in order to be able to open different windows and not have to move my mouse from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen to change tabs in a Chrome window AND to be able to just to the specific website I wanted to go back to was to:  FIRST, change Google Search settings to "Open search results in a new browser window.".  Note: you will have to be logged in to your Google or Gmail account and do this under the Google SEARCH settings, NOT the Chrome settings.  SECOND, add the Chrome extension "G Links" AND the extension "New Tab, New Window". THIRD, unlock the Windows taskbar and move it to the top of the screen.  FOURTH, under the "Toolbar and Start Menu Properties, use the drop-down menu for "Toolbar Buttons" to select "Never combine windows".so that each webpage gets it's own button on the taskbar.  FIFTH, move the cursor to the bottom of the Taskbar until it turns into a double-sided arrow and make the taskbar wide enough to enable it to show a button for each webpage and each window from other programs opened.  Should you find this leaves you not enough space on your screen because you have so many webpages and other programs open, then you can also change the "Toolbar and Start Menu" properties to "Auto-hide the task bar" and/or uncheck as many Toolbars as possible that show on the Taskbar, thereby leaving more room for more Windows Buttons to show on each row of the now larger Taskbar.    For those of you who find that you are working on a project in one window while going to many others to retrieve info, occasionally check email, etc., if you add another monitor, and use the "Duplicate Display" option you'll find that there is a huge benefit to using this work around:  You can use Chrome on TWO monitors!
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? etrin 12/10/11 6:52 AM
Sounds just about as stupid as microcrap ribbon.
We KNOW what you want even if you don't want it.

back to firefox...maybe these idiots won't tell me what I WANT because they KNOW I won't be here to tell.
IF they can read that is.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Gothicawakening 12/13/11 7:55 PM
This is the only thing preventing me moving from Firefox to Chrome. I think it's astounding that Google is refusing to listen to the thousands of users who want to have the tab bar connect to the content it represents - even thought that is the most logical place for it!

Hopefully a 3rd party can fork Chrome and make a browser where users can choose how they want it to work, instead of how a single UI designer thinks everyone in the world should be using their browser.
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? handsomeorlandoman 12/13/11 9:12 PM
Hmm, there currently is no way I am aware of to move the tab strip to the bottom of the window. You can however, use Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to scroll through tabs without using your mouse.

As for renaming the title of the page, bookmark the following script:

javascript:void(x=prompt("New Title:",document.title));if(x!=null) void(document.title=x);

This will not work on websites that disable this script from running (e.g., currently chrome:// pages).

Thanks!
handsomeorlandoman
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? omni1595 2/22/12 1:18 PM
I just loaded chrome and will now remove it for the reason,,,I can not move the tabs below the address bar.. Google is much like all giant over managed companies. They think we'll just live with whatever they do. Like it or not.

So it's back to Firefox or maybe I'll give Opera a try??
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Alex Went 3/15/12 3:19 PM
If you do as you say, you find this message

"We don't promise we'll change our minds, but we're not hostile to you expressing your point of view.
This is just not the correct forum to do so."

How bloody helpful is that?
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? Kelton_Smith 4/23/12 3:59 PM
I agree 100% I liked google at first merging the idea of apple's sleek designs with windows customization but now they have turned into a terrible monster. They care NOTHING of what the users think. Youtube is a huge example on that fact. How hard would it be for this huge company of programmers to change the UI so that the tabs can be free moved? Not very. I have done some programming in my day so I know it wouldn't be too hard.

I will give them the fact that chrome runs amazingly fast on an old ass computer but that excuses almost nothing.

Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? caver_tim 4/24/12 12:54 AM
configurable tabs would require a bit more code, both to make them work in the new direction and to have code to enable them to be moved. + space in the options page.
For you this may be your Deal Breaker. For other people, there are many other things that "just a few lines of code" for this, that and the other  would fix..
If Google kept everyone happy then the project would get fat and slow and people would start complaining "why is chrome so slow" ?

Bit of a "can't win" situation
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? CritterWyatt 11/15/12 4:37 PM
Allow an extension to do it. If you want the feature, you load it. if you don't, then you don't have the extra options and "bloat"

I agree, I don't want everyones "little line of code" in my browser either. But I do want this line. It seems like it could be done with an extension.

So if you dont want the code, dont download it.

Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? caver_tim 11/16/12 3:45 AM
but you'd still need to add quite a bit of code. 
Drawing the tabs is currently not a feature thats accessible by extensions. Hence why you can't have an extension to colour code your tabs
Re: Can I have the Tab at the bottom? janitorman2001 7/16/13 9:42 PM
ACtually, it runs much slower than Firefox, at least on my computer, and it crashes constantly. It doesn't have a menu bar, a bookmarks button, tabs below the address bar.. It's just all wrong. And whoever thinks putting all your settings inside a 'wrench" or some unintuiive three bar thing, which is undiscoverable was a good idea.
When Chrome runs as good as Firefox, uses Firefox code, and has ALL the features of Firefox, AND is not associated in any way with Google then I'll think about it again. I know, and use Chromium for Linux, but they seem to rely on Google Code for everything instead of Mozilla's code.
This thing is awful.
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