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What has happened to side tabs in Version 16?

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What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Magna60 11/4/11 5:16 AM
I was using side tabs, which is one of the reasons that I like Chrome and then it disappeared?  I have tried looking under the flags and there is no option to enable and I tried to add the flag under properties tab and no luck either way.  I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.  Funny I have been using side tabs for a few years now.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? timmmy_42 11/4/11 5:20 AM
That feature was removed and not sure if it will comeback or not. Generally when something is removed form the official list of flags it doesn't come back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Magna60 11/4/11 4:19 PM
Thanks!  Can I roll back the version of chrome to get it to work again?
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? timmmy_42 11/4/11 4:22 PM
Hmm you might be able to use the beta version, not sure if they removed it from that as well. But as soon as it updates to a newer version it would be removed again.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Magna60 11/4/11 5:24 PM
Thanks!  Looks like I go back to Firefox!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jsm88 11/7/11 3:05 PM
The brain dead product manager that signed off on this should be shown the door and the lazy programmer who suggested it should be hung up by his/her thumbs.  This was an important, in fact, crucial tool for those chrome users who worked with hundreds of live tabs and could not possibly have been causing any problems for the chrome code base.  Downloading FF and taking a strong look at a switch (have been with chrome since launch day) in the mean time, I'm turning off all permissions/blocking my dozens of google products ability send back diagnostic/tuning information - no reason to give back to a community that clearly doesn't give a damn about users.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? ahow628 11/9/11 6:07 AM
Very disappointed about this. Loved side tabs on the wide screen monitor because I could manage my tabs in otherwise useless space. Might go looking for an extension I suppose.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? mkbowen 11/14/11 8:58 PM
Pleeeeez bring side tabs back!!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? brian.crissey 11/16/11 1:38 PM
Wow no more side tabs, love google chrome but now i'm going to have to use FireFox.

Brian
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? vaanie 11/21/11 3:58 PM
No side tabs is a deal-breaker for me.....going back to firefox.  Sigghhhh
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? therisico 11/22/11 3:45 AM
Sadly this feature it was removed, there're no real reason that i've seen tho.

There're are also some discussions in the issue thread:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=99332
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Mike_PI 12/13/11 10:22 AM
I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

Today I made up my mind to try switch to Chrome again for a while, since the side tab list became scrollable.

I said -- well let's update first to get a fresh start. Bang! v16 and no side tabs for me.


Google, sometimes you're just stupid.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Robertblahblah 12/13/11 11:56 AM
Great! And since the update are automatic, we have no way of ging back, disabling this "non-feature".

Congratulations for losing yet another user.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? cmatias 12/14/11 12:27 AM
I feel like my left arm was cut!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? nickjwall 12/14/11 1:43 AM
I am speechless at this decision. Quite simply, goodbye Chrome. Firefox have sorted their memory leak, which was what sent me to Chrome in the first place. I am immediately going back to it fulltime.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? eroscomin 12/14/11 5:11 AM
I'm going to go back to Firefox!! This has been a bad bad choice Google!!!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? heindelange 12/14/11 5:48 AM
Please bring side tabs back
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? timmmy_42 12/14/11 5:49 AM
Side Tabs won't be coming back and chrome devs apologised for leaving this experiment in so long that people got used to the feature.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? RogerSSS 12/14/11 6:07 AM
It pains me to have to leave such a great browser behind, but I can not imagine ever going back to browse the web on a computer without sidebars. Thank God for Firefox and Opera then.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? JXT Group 12/14/11 7:00 AM
Side tabs are very useful on wide-screen laptops. Please bring this feature back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? kholdaway 12/14/11 1:01 PM
Google, I would take a hard look at this.  You went the wrong direction here.  Most monitors bought in the last 5 years have more width then height.  Using FF, until I hear this feature is back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jsm88 12/14/11 3:37 PM
Wow, an "uber chromie" as an apologist for the big screw-up.  A) Dev's have not "apologised" (sic) for "leaving this experiment in so long" nor could they - side tabs are not an "experiment" they are a basic feature necessary in any web browser produced after the standard for computer screens switched from 4x3 to 16x10/9 .  Side tabs will be coming back once the managers realize the mistake that was made and find a dev who can get the job done - the best thing we can do is keep the pressure up with this thread and others
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? timmmy_42 12/14/11 6:40 PM
you can have a look at the comment here if you like
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? bemficaa 12/15/11 6:39 AM
Google needed to make side tabs a supported feature rather than a flag in Chrome and it went the opposite way! This is a really bad move.

It is really not practical to have anything more than 15 or so tabs opened with the tiny thumbnails at the top of the screen, and I'm sure a lot of people have more than that in their sessions. I makes me wonder if they actually do any real world testing and who looks at usability for the product!

Chrome is possibly better than Firefox, etc., but without side tabs that "betterness" disappears... I'm moving back to Firefox until side tabs are available again.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jsharper 12/15/11 10:04 AM
Wow.  I feel like Google and/or the Chromium team just punched me hard in the gut.  Horrible decision, IMO, to remove side tabs rather than develop them to mainstream.

OTOH, this decision made me take a look at what Firefox has been up to.  I think I'm loving the tree style side tab plugin for FF.  I'll sure miss the Chrome rendering and JS engine though if I decide to switch back... ugh.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? chuntley 12/15/11 10:55 AM
The Chrome team actually FORCED me to switch to Firefox. Once you go vertical, you can never go back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? koniczynek 12/15/11 1:57 PM
Thank you for pushing me  back to firefox. I have a panoramic screen and my vertical space is limited, so first Google put panning everywhere to make things worse for their web apps, and now they move tabs from side to top, to take even more space. Nice move!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Jonathanpdb 12/15/11 9:53 PM
I am another avid side tabs user.  If Chrome wont offer them then Firefox here I come.

How shortsighted can you be?
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jaggerth 12/16/11 1:02 AM
you can vote for tabs here http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=104937
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? carloszhang 12/16/11 9:11 AM
too bad!
I won't use a browser without this feature.
moving back to firefox.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? orbhot 12/16/11 8:33 PM
Why remove this feature Google?! I had no problems with it at all.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? dpace 12/17/11 9:42 AM
I'm very disappointed by this.  I have a wide monitor and just switched to side tabs 2 days ago and it really improved my workflow because I see all of my tabs at once and move quickly between them.  It truly was one of the those improvements that made a big difference in my day-to-day work as a developer. This is the first time I've ever written in about any product before which should tell you how disappointed I am by this.  Please bring them back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jsebean 12/17/11 12:26 PM
I am extremely disappointed and disgusted in the developers of chrome for removing this, I don't know why it was even an "experiment", should have been a feature you could choose in the preferences/options of chrome for those with wide screen. I use A LOT of tabs and having then horizontally gets REALLY hard to switch between tabs.

I'm not gonna switch browsers I think I'll "sweat it out" but I think the developers made a big mistake in removing this feature, and if I find another browser in the future that is a fast as chrome and has something like side tabs I'll be switching because they really improved my ability to browse faster, which is what I really want.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Lillebro 12/17/11 12:47 PM
I have also a wide screen monitor and tabs on top show me a line less.
Since Chrome 16 does not have the side tab feature anymore I go back to Firefox, which is more responding to user's need!
From my opinion it cannot be such a big problem to have side tabs implemented.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Durian Dan 12/17/11 12:55 PM
100% concurrence: Eternal damnation on those who decided to remove vertical tabs. Phenomenally myopic decision.  

Moving on, has anyone actually found a functioning add-in to restore this utility that they can post a link to here?
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? timmmy_42 12/17/11 4:54 PM
I doubt there will be an extension that would be able to add this functionality if as I assume the devs have taken out the underlying code that supported it.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Treytor 12/17/11 4:54 PM
I'm surprised nobody has made an extension to compensate for this...  I really need my side tabs back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? handsomeorlandoman 12/18/11 6:26 AM
Hey everybody!

As Timmy said, this was just an experimental flag and have no guarantees of staying or being free of bugs. As said on the chrome://flags page: These experimental features may change, break, or disappear at any time.

If you really need a vertical view of your tabs, try installing Tab menu, I use it when I have lots of tabs open. A good thing is that, if you are using an older computer, it doesn't run in the background while it isn't in use, unlike some other extensions.

Install it at [1].

Thanks!
handsomeorlandoman
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? scirelli2 12/18/11 9:36 AM
I'm moving back to FF until they bring side tabs back. This is bs.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? inarius 12/18/11 6:22 PM
For those asking, there are ways to revert to a version of Chrome that retains side-tabs. It requires disabling Chrome updates, and I have done so because I felt it was a better option than getting rid of the browser completely.

The steps I followed were:

1. Use Chrom sync to backup personal content
2. Uninstall Chrome
3. Install version 16.0.899.0: http://www.oldapps.com/google_chrome.php?old_chrome=6660
4. Disable Chrome updates: http://www.chromefans.org/chrome-tutorial/how-to-disable-google-chrome-automatic-updates.htm
5. Reactivate side tabs and sync to restore data

And during the uninstall survey I made sure to be explicit about my reasons for removing Chrome. Since they don't seem be listening here, maybe that will get some attention.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jamima69 12/19/11 4:41 AM
no sidetabs ? NO CHROME !!!

back to firefox , sigh.....
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? David in Austin 12/19/11 7:37 AM
1) +handsomeorlandoman, thanks for the Tab Menu add-on suggestion. The difficulty there is needing an extra mouse click instead of having your tabs always available.

 2) I was following +inarius steps for backing down to version 16.0.899.0, and I noticed something very interesting! Look at the Options display after you click the wrench. How are they displayed, across the page horizontally? No, they're displayed vertically along the side! Options under each option: also vertical. Menus: vertical. Everywhere you look you see things arranged vertically, because that's the easiest way to scan a list.

The few things you do see spread out horizontally (like toolbars), is that because that's the easiest way to view them, or was it a default because historically that was the easiest way to do it? So it was done that way not to make things easier for the user, but to make them easier for the developer.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Sie_Deen 12/19/11 2:32 PM
Thanks @timmmy_42 and @handsomeorlandoman for linking to the public issue tracker and explaining that all features behind flags are only experimental and may not stick around!

For folks who are new to this thread, as mentioned earlier this feature was only meant to be experimental. Based on the findings of the experiment, it was not compelling enough to promote it out of experiment and into Chrome. We will continue to come up with a better solution to manage many tabs.

Please keep in mind that experiments are not meant to be enabled by default (they are opt-in only) and that they may change, break, or disappear at any time. If you decide to try out an experiment, do so with caution and heed the warning message at the top of the page (about:flags).
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Alan Shurafa 12/19/11 2:44 PM
Google PLEASE PLEASE bring this back... It really helped my workflow.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Ian Pratt 12/20/11 4:13 AM
Side tabs were a critical feature for me as I typically have 80+ tabs open. I've been using side tabs ever since the feature was added and have never had a problem with them.

I've downgraded to 16.0.899.0 as per the suggestion earlier in this thread, but this version seems to have font rendering issues (lots of text missing on e.g. http://engadget.com ). Does anyone know of a better (old) version that still supports side tabs?

I really hope we get to see side tabs come back in a future release, ideally supporting multiple columns of tabs or a scrollable list of tabs. I've used hierarchical tabs on opera and don't think they add much value, at least for me.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? heindelange 12/20/11 6:22 AM
Someone added a petition to get side tabs back.  Please sign up here

http://www.change.org/petitions/google-chrome-support-vertical-tabs
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? deetown 12/20/11 7:07 AM
bring this back!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Sie_Deen 12/20/11 9:09 AM
Hi everyone,

We don't recommend that you downgrade to previous versions as they may be missing the latest security fixes that will make it vulnerable to malware and other malicious attacks. You will also be missing out on newer features and other fixes that have been made available.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? inarius 12/20/11 9:25 AM
Ian, Perhaps you would have more luck with a previous major version. 16.0.899.0 was the very last version (Dev) released before the side-tabs change. I beleive that last major version released with side tabs would be 15.0.874.121: http://www.oldapps.com/google_chrome.php?old_chrome=6856
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? inarius 12/20/11 9:33 AM
Thanks heindelange - I signed
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? stuartmurray 12/21/11 1:00 AM
No side tabs is a dealbreaker for me.  You've got until after Christmas to bring them back or I'm going to Firefox.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? pbradu 12/21/11 3:17 AM
Hey Google Chrome guys!

Do you know why IE has collapsed? Not because it was rubbish but because the IE managed to upset the first people that have an opinion about the browser: the developers.

Keep that in mind next time when you remove good functionality from your browser.

I am back to Firefox for now.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? fell84 12/21/11 12:05 PM
bring sidetabs back!!!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Scott from the USA 12/21/11 12:26 PM
Chrome is now unusable for me.   Thanks a lot!

Posted from Firefox 8.01

I really wish the mentally retarded developer who pulled this feature could see the dozens of midget-sized useless triangles at the top of my Chrome browser before I  uninstalled it to revert to a usable version.

Who buys a monitor that is taller than it is wider these days?

Someone should be fired.  And I mean that.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? tmarman 12/22/11 7:16 AM
What a terrible, terrible decision. And yes, someone should be fired, or at least severely reprimanded, for showing such poor judgment.

At the very least, it should be supported as a plugin, or kept as experimental until another solution is in place. But right now, Chrome has gone to the junk pile for me, as clearly it has from a number of others. Time to go back to Firefox or Opera, I guess.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? murratore 12/23/11 3:08 AM
hej google guys

slowly you make me angry

- first you took the share function and all the other good things from google reader and replaced it with a - nearly - useless application....I'm waiting for a better competitor product so that I can switch...
- now you take my side tabs....

what are your thoughts about these decisions? I see that not every user has the same opinion and needs like me. I can live with the fact that I have to change the default settings...But taking them away when they were there and without a senseful reason.....(I know, I know it was experimental....)...come on... you're pushing people away from using your services and software....
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jgugle 12/23/11 5:43 AM
I have never used firefox but I just installed it with Tree Style Tab. I will give it a try as I need side tabs. If I like it I will remove Crome but it is too bad as I have really liked it.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? vetch 12/23/11 7:51 AM
1 more vote for going back to Firefox until sidetabs are available in Chrome again...
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? redgallows 12/23/11 12:01 PM
+1 for going back to Firefox. It's so disappointed to remove this convenient function. Don't they see almost all monitors on the market are wide screen?
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? UNl0ad3d 12/24/11 9:08 AM
Logged in just to say this: Chrome+No vertical tabs=Firefox. Sigh.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? megaciccio 12/24/11 3:32 PM
Google, fuck u 4 no more side tabs.....
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Andrew Su 12/26/11 3:23 PM
@Sie_Deen, you're right, downgrading Chrome versions sucks for all sorts of reasons.  But what are my alternatives if side tabs (or equivalent) are a deal breaker?  You're pretty much telling us we should go use Firefox then...
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Philippe Marguet 12/27/11 10:35 AM
Adding to the clamor of people that need their side tabs back.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? dmart120 12/27/11 3:15 PM
Switching back to firefox! Thanks for nothing, Google
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Sie_Deen 12/28/11 10:35 AM
Hey folks, 

Just wanted to let you know that we do understand your frustration and need to manage many tabs, and are still continuing to find a better way to handle many tabs. We have not given up in our search for a better solution and appreciate your patience as we do so.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? tmarman 12/28/11 11:48 AM
@Sie_Deen - in the future, it might be best not to remove a feature until an answer is in place. Or you know, ask.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? ablank92 12/30/11 5:11 PM
My workstation monitor is fairly large (27") and I do quite a lot of stuff on it. Tabs all the way across the top just isn't going to cut it and unless side tabs come back or something super clever that I can't think of happens I'll have to switch to something even though everything else isn't as good, it's just unusable.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? paulrademaker 1/2/12 12:06 AM
Just USE FIREFOX. It is far much more better than Chrome. Google employees do not understand what people want. The live on a island it seems. Tree Styled Tabs is so convenient!!!
This post is written in FIREFOX. I left Chrome for a month ago, because they are SO STUBBORN.
It is really unbelievable. See the many posts about this topic. And that's only from people who are reacting. A bigger number of users don't react at all. The just stopped using Chrome and started using Firefox.
And the answers of @Sie_Deen are crap. They appreciate our patience. What patience? It is a lie. If they really care about users, they would have brought a solution already.
I reacted in another thread about this topic also, and in that thread the same crappy answers appeared from so called  "Uber Chromies" and "Top Contributors".
see this thread: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?fid=6b6cd8f6759e39390004b53fd9d7aec0&hl=en

All the best wishes for 2012!!!

see ya
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Ололо 1/2/12 1:10 AM
people. posting link on this theme in twitter facebook and google+

i need vertical tabs=)
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Paul Rademaker 1/2/12 3:39 AM
I don't agree @ablank92. Using Firefox and having many, many tabs open doesn't slow my computer down at all. Must say I've 50/50 mbit connection. (Fiber optics)
So I stick to FF because it works perfectly for me. See printout. In combination with the online CRM we use it is really PERFECT. It used to be in Chrome pretty good!!
If Google makes it in the same way, I'm the first one to return to Chrome.

Ps, can't involve a picture in this reply.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? timpx1 1/3/12 3:05 AM
Please bring side tabs back.  Chrome was so much more usable on a wide monitor with this feature.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? SlakrHakr 1/3/12 3:18 PM
For everyone switching to Firefox after this "new feature" might I suggest Opera.
I switched back to FF but still wasn't pleased (mainly because I was used to the quickness of Chrome over the sluggishness that is FF) so I went searching for a new browser and found Opera. It has a great built-in side tabs feature and I've found it in some ways even better than Chrome ever was for me.
I use Google products for nearly everything so I was of course sad and reluctant to leave Chrome, but sidetabs is a must for me (and it sounds like many others).

Give Opera a try, Worst case scenario you can always simply uninstall it if it doesn't work for you.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Deputy_IT 1/6/12 8:03 AM
Nothing new here, but I hope Google will hear my voice amongst others, removing vertical tabs is an absolute deal breaker for me. Chrome becomes unusable with more than 20 openned tabs. Moreover, vertical tabs are obviously a space saver for wide screens.
I'm also back on Firefox with tre style tabs extension.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? josh3224 1/12/12 6:58 PM
I have created an Add-on for Firefox called Side Tabs. Its style was inspired by Chrome 15's side tabs.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/side-tabs/

There is still a lot of small parts I plan to improve, and I will consider suggestions for improvements / features.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? pazitp 1/23/12 5:54 AM
There is a firefox extension called "tree style tab" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tree-style-tab/?src=search) - it's really great - the tabs are not only on the side, but also threaded.

I am moving back to firefox...
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? verticaltabsplx 1/25/12 5:08 PM
This is the silliest thing I've seen from google.  The reason the majority of people aren't that interested in tree style, or vertical tabs, is because they have never used it.  It should be a default view for the browser to help people learn to use it as once you do, you never, ever, go back.  Even for the casual grandma or the web super user.  I expect a lot more from google here, this is silly to remove such a feature, especially for the reasons provided.  Manipulating the order of the graphcis of the tabs cannot possibly "slow" chrome down by any significant measure unless you have hard coded something that shouldn't have been.  You now force me to go back to firefox (an older version at that, since new FF is crashing) that I don't want to go to.  Very poor decision.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? luiscarlosjayk 1/27/12 12:44 PM
Why don't you just enable the side tabs again, since it is optional, it wasn't damaging anyone. However we who loved them are dissapointed :( bad google
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? EEEngineer 2/1/12 6:06 PM
As mentioned, the answer is to move back to Firefox which has had TreeStyle tabs add on for years now. Yes, I agree vertical tabs should be default on browsers.
Just one other thing. When I removed Chome from Win7, it borked a registry setting which killed links opening from exchange (in case anyone has that problem after removing Chrome)
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? mupi2k 2/5/12 7:57 PM
I'm going to chime in on this one. I didn't even know about Vertical Tabs until I started using them at work. Now, I can hardly function without them.  I like Chrome, I really do; but as was mentioned, once you go vertical, you never want to go back. I don't really care if the functionality is native or not (it isn't native to FireFox!) But stop crippling addons so that a proper treeview plugin can be written that actually docks!! There's two plugins I found that have vertical tabs, but they don't dock, meaning it's an extra click; they are on the "wrong" side, meaning it's less convenient; they don't remove the tabs bar on top, which means you really ARE wasting screen real estate; and they aren't threaded/nesting (whatever you want to call it); With nesting I can stack related tabs and make the whole cluster disappear when I want to. This really is important.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? mupi2k 2/5/12 8:13 PM
Oh, @Sie, with all due respect, 99% of people use computers to accomplish tasks, when you make changes that make it more difficult to accomplish those tasks, your users will gladly suffer the risk of malware, etc, in order to be able to do their jobs. Don't believe me? You ever hear of a product called Windows Vista? Users en masse risked exposing not just their web browser, but the entire computer by running Windows XP and refusing to switch to Windows Vista (to the extent that Microsoft was finally forced to back down and extend the support window for XP because nobody was switching). Forcing users to make a choice between functional software and risky software is not a choice that most users are equipped to make rationally.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? mahi82 2/22/12 4:34 AM
no vertical tabs is stupid stupid stupid ... 100x stupid decision! PLEASE, turn it back on, and work on future improvements.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jector 3/5/12 8:10 PM
PLEASE bring back vertical tabs.  Even with a 24" monitor, it is far too difficult to read the tabs of everything I need to have open at once.  Maybe I should use my living room Plasma for computer use.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? jector 3/5/12 8:45 PM
One additional thought.  The only "fix" I currently have around this (still using Chrome) is to have multiple Chrome instances running at once; two for work (technical), one for work (business apps) and one for personal (pretty much Gmail, LinkedIn, Picassa and the occasional funny YouTube video).  Still, to view 50-100 tabs, is very inconvenient horizontally; without a recognizable icon, you can't read what it is, a huge Alt-Tab/clicking waste of time.  And running 4 instances is worse than the extra code added to one instance of running Chrome.  Bloating?  What about running 4x instances of Chrome at once?  or 10x?  That would task a processor (multiple cores or not, and RAM) a lot more.

I work amid the ~20+ and growing Google campus buildings in Mountain View.  I'm more than welcome to come in and give a "user testimonial" in-person, perhaps a presentation and demonstration exhibiting this.

Guess what:  Microsoft let's me arrange my open programs horizontally, vertically (shoot, even in a diagonal staggered 3D-ish view).  I'd guess Apple/MAC does too for that camp.  I have 4 day-old computers, and 4-year-old ones.  They all can handle an extra pound of code bloat on the anorexic 105lb model.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? asierb 3/11/12 12:07 PM
sidetabs visible with full-screen-mode would be really grate in small monitors
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Alan Shurafa 3/14/12 12:16 PM
+1 for bringing side tabs back...
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? danielok 3/21/12 3:02 AM
damn.
Back to Firefox and Opera, then.

Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? Richard_88 9/20/12 5:08 PM
This issue has been resolved now, because there is a good extension called "sidewise tree style tabs". Search the Chrome web store for it.
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? hicleni 9/21/12 9:23 PM
very thankful!
Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? newmi 11/2/12 7:05 AM
Don't make me laugh, this is nowhere close to a resolution. It's a terrible alternative.


Worst part is that google have now blocked chrome 16 from installing extensions.

How many years will it be before there is a real solution instead of the terrible ux mess that is current chrome.

Re: What has happened to side tabs in Version 16? muntoo 1/19/13 10:24 PM
Sidewise Tree Style Tabs saves the day! Don't forget to upgrade your browser to the latest version first...
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