Sometimes, when you are doing some research kind of work on the web, you may want to refer two or more websites side by side to compare the data. In Google Chrome, there is a way to do this, open the websites in the multiple windows so that you can arrange each window side by side. With the Tab Resize extension, you can easily split screen layout to display the multiple tabs in one tiled view.
How Tab Resize works
- Install Tab Resize extension from here and after installing you will find Tab Resize icon on the top right corner of the Chrome browser.
- Left click on this icon and choose the layout and apply on your tabs. The layouts are labelled as 1 x 2, 2 x 2 or 1 x 1 which represents number of columns and number of rows.
- Ideally, the number of tabs which you want to split should match the layout, otherwise a blank tab will open to fill the extra area.
- By default, the extension will split the active tab and all the other tabs to the right. If you want to view all the tabs with in a single window, then be sure that you have highlighted the first tab before splitting them.
- If you don’t want to view all the tabs, you can get it to skip the tab or choose the specific ones by pressing the Ctrl key and clicking on the tabs.
- The layout options are bit limited in the terms of rows and columns, but you can also add the custom layouts by clicking on the + symbol on the popup menu.
- Specify the number of columns and rows, you should get the preview of how the browser layout would look.
If these layouts won’t work, you can always toggle “Single Tab” mode to resize the each tab manually as you want them to be positioned on your screen. To undo any resized tabs, click on the icon on the top right corner of the Chrome and select “Undo”.