Do you love browsing the net and do use a monitor that is very large and wide? If yes, then you can enable the Chrome browser to display the tabs on side instead on top so that, you can have more viewing space for the web content displayed.
You can also have the tabs displayed on the side in Firefox browser but only at the cost of an add-on. You require an add-on to do that task in Firefox, but in Google Chrome, you do not require any add-on but you just need to toggle a flag in the about:flags page.
The following section of the How-to guide will walk you through the procedure on How to enable Google Chrome to display tabs on side.
1) Type about:flags into the location bar of your chrome browser.
2) The about:flags page will now be opened and displayed in a new tab on your browser.
3) In the about:flags page, under Experiments, click on Enable link of the Side tabs entry.
4) Once you enable this feature, a new entry called “Use side tabs” will be added to the tab strip’s right click context menu. In case if you cannot see the entry, try restarting your browser and it should be fine.
5) So, to display the tabs on the side, just right click on a tab and then click on Use side tabs from the context menu.
Now, you can see all the opened tabs on your chrome browser displayed on the side. See the figure below for details.
6) To return back to the normal tabs structure, just right click on a tab on the side and click on Use side tabs.
Though the feature looks very handy, it has certain drawbacks. When you have the number of tabs opened more than the number that can be displayed on the vertical side bar, then some of the tabs at the end becomes inaccessible and you cannot scroll.
While you are using the tabs on side feature, when you right click on a tab, the context menu still displays the entry called ‘Close tabs to the right’ which actually does not make any sense.