SOLVED! How Many Tabs Do I Have Open

In discussions about the use of Chrome on Android, “how many tabs do I have open?” is a question that attracts the attention of many people. Nowadays, Android users could determine the number of currently opened tabs by checking out the tab counter. Aside from that, it’s possible to take advantage of TalkBack, computers and so on to keep track of Chrome tabs. Read to the end to be able to maintain control over the number of Chrome tabs on your phone. 


Check Out The Tab Counter

In most of the cases, you could keep Chrome tabs in check by checking out the tab counter from time to time. Every time you open Chrome, you should see the tab counter on the top right of the screen near the plus button. The number you see on the tab counter corresponds to the number of currently opened tabs. A limit exists though: Once the number of tabs exceeds one hundred, the tab counter would stop counting and display the symbol (:D) instead.

Take Advantage Of TalkBack 

You have a habit of opening more than one hundred tabs as you use Chrome and need something to help you supervise them? In that case, you must give TalkBack a go. If you turn on TalkBack, you could get your phone to tell you the number of tabs whenever you launch Chrome. At the moment, you could turn on TalkBack in two ways: 

Via Volume Keys

In the beginning, press and hold both Volume keys for three seconds. Afterward, confirm your decision to turn on TalkBack by pressing and holding both Volume keys again for three seconds. 

Via Settings

Make your way to Settings, choose Accessibility and select TalkBack. Next, toggle on the switch to turn on TalkBack. 

Note: As long as TalkBack is on, you should remember these changes while using your phone:

  • Tap an item to select it and double-tap to turn it on. 
  • Use two fingers to scroll. 
  • If the System navigation is set to Gesture navigation, use two fingers for home, back, recent apps, etc. 
  • TalkBack will speak password characters out loud. Feel free to apply changes to settings if you care about security. 

Make Use Of Computers

Note: Ensure that your computer and your phone use the same Google account for the Chrome browser.

  • Step 1: On your computer, open Google Chrome, press Ctrl + H, click History and pick Synced tabs.
  • Step 2: Hit your phone. 
  • Step 3: Highlight all entries in sight then press Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to copy and paste them into a text editor/ code editor that could show you the line number. Here, we use Sublime Text 3. Last but not least, take a look at the number of lines to deduce the number of tabs. 

What Must Be Done To Create A Tab Group? 

  • Step 1: Open Google Chrome.
  • Step 2: Hit Switch Tabs.
  • Step 2: Make use of  the following features: 
    • Create a tab group: Touch and hold a tab then proceed to drag it over another tab you want to group it with. 
    • Add a tab to an existing group: Touch and hold a tab then proceed to drag it into the target group. 
    • View tabs in a group: Select the target group. 
    • Remove a tab from a group: Select the target group, press and hold the tab you want to remove then proceed to drag it over Remove from group. 

How Many Tabs Can I Open At Once? 

There is no limitation on how many tabs you can open on Chrome so you could open as many tabs as you want. Moreover, you can also view all tabs, switch between them, and customize your New Tab page. 

Tabs Keep Disappearing:  Insights 

On occasions, Chrome automatically removes all of the tabs and the list of suspects include bugs, lack of memory, … On the bright side, you could recover your tabs via History. 

  • Step 1: Open Google Chrome.
  • Click the three-dot icon on the top right and pick History. 
  • Step 2: Look under Recent, look for tabs you want to recover and hit each of them. 

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