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How to Sync Open Tabs Across Computers Using Google Chrome

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Google Cloud Sync will sync a lot of things, unfortunately the one thing it doesn’t yet sync is your open tabs, lets take a look at how to change this using a custom flag and get your tabs syncing across machines in no time.

Open up chrome and type chrome://flags/ into the omnibar.

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Scroll down and look for a flag called “Enable syncing open tabs” and enable it.

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Now close chrome and re-launch it. If you click on the wrench menu and select options, switching to Personal Options and selecting Customise under Sync Settings you will see that Open Tabs now appear and are in fact being synced.

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Remember that you will have to do this on all the computers that you wish to sync open tabs across. You will also have to be syncing with the same Gmail ID on all the machines.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 11/3/11

Comments (4)

  1. Christopher

    Boo. No Linux. I wanted all my machines to sync, but only my Mac and Windows. (I haven’t checked Chrome OS)

  2. cam2644

    This can be done on Firefox sync too. Why are we getting so much Google Chrome only info on this otherwise very good site?

  3. Taylor Gibb

    @Christopher i dont use Linux so i was not aware that it did not work. Thanks for pointing that out, it will save a lot of confusion for other readers.

    @Cam2644 Well from a personal point of view my main browser is IE, but i do sometimes use Chrome, some of my fellow work mates such as Asian Angel swear by Firefox, so im sure they will have some geeky stuff for you soon :)

  4. Dustin

    @Christopher I was able to get sync to work with linux. Are you using Chromium? If that’s the case then it might not be possible.

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