Google Chrome: Open Tabs and Search Engines syncing are now supported

Google Chrome: Open Tabs and Search Engines sync

Google Chrome besides of being one of the fastest web browser software out there today, also one of it very useful features is the ability to sync bookmarks, passwords, preferences, themes, and extensions to the Cloud in your Google account, which can then be access from any other computer. Now you’ll be able to sync open tabs and search engines as well.

This is how to configure open tabs and search engines:

1.  While in Google Chrome, in the address bar type chrome://flags

2.  Scroll down and look for Open Tabs and Search Engines and click the Enable link on both.

Google Chrome Flags: Open Tabs and Search Engines

3.  Restart Google Chrome and in the address type chrome://settings/personal. Now, if you are already syncing with Chrome just click on Customize and check to sync Open Tabs and Search Engines. If you never used sync before, click the Set Up Sync button, enter your Google credentials, then click Advanced and select what to sync.

While testing this new feature in Google Chrome version 15.0.874.106 everything seems to worked fine, however in the second try I have some trouble logging in with my Google account, I do hope you have better luck. But still, this is a really useful feature that is handy in many scenarios, as you know you cannot save your Chrome session, now with this feature if, for example, you need to restart your computer, you can do it without losing what you are working on. Or it happened to me many time that the web browser crashes and when it relaunched, it is unable to restore opened tabs, now you won’t have that problem anymore. Or just simply if work at your office and when you are back home you can continue your work. And if you create custom search engines you can take them with you any where as well.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and