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Google Chrome 11 Dev Features “Focus Existing Tab on Open” Under Flags!

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As you all know Google never stops adding new features to its browser Google Chrome. All these features made Google to enter the browsers war and became strong contender in very short span of time!

Hope you all checked out the latest browsers stats from Net Applications and StatCounter which clearly showed how Google Chrome conquered world in two years. Google Chrome stats is now inching towards Firefox.

Chrome 10 will be released in few days and has got some very good features in it. The current build of Chrome 11 showed two more additions under About:flags page.

chrome 11 fps counter feature

Well FPS stands for “Frames per Second“. As you can see in the image, it described as

Shows a page’s actual frame rate, in frames per second, when hardware acceleration is active.

As per our knowledge this feature is an addon for upcoming 3D rendering features for Chrome. But still not yet clear with it!

chrome 11 focus existing tab on open feature

Title says it all. Focus existing tab on open is described as,

Typing a URL of an existing tab into the omnibox results in refocusing the tab instead of loading in the current tab.

If you the list of features in Firefox 4, Mozilla strongly highlights on this features. This feature is very simple but it has advantage as well as disadvantage!

Advantage is, if a user has opened more tabs and does not remember which all tabs he/she has opened. In this condition, user can just type a URL and Chrome takes you to already opened tab.

Disadvantage is, user cannot open same URL twice! But Firefox 4 will allow to do so!

Well these are couple of additions in list of Chrome features. But it is still under flags and may take sometime to go live 🙂

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    Rajesh Chaukwale
    March 11, 2011 Reply

    Nice information friend. I think Focus existing tab feature can be very handy for users having habit of opening numerous tabs.

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    Shiva
    March 15, 2011 Reply

    Focus existing tab is something unique but then again what if I want to open two instances of the same URL, I think they will need to rethink in this feature. By the way you are right, Chrome has really been gaining a lot of popularity. Even I have switched to Chrome because Firefox has started behaving so badly...Well yes, I miss the extensions but again the pages load swiftly in Chrome.

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