Google Chrome Gets Windows 7 Taskbar Previews

In addition to the Form AutoFill feature in the latest dev version of , the new dev version has also added support for taskbar previews.

If you hover over the Chrome icon in the taskbar you will see previews for all the open tabs as seen in the screenshot below.


This is definitely good, since users will now be able to quickly jump to a tab without having to open the actual window. The Windows 7 Taskbar preview is only available in the developer version of Google Chrome.

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  • I don’t know why browsers insist on doing this. It just doesn’t make any sense and is in fact a step backwards. Why have tabs at all if I would have separate entries in my taskbar?!?
    I guess I will have to do a how to disable thumbnail tabs in Google Chrome post soon.

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  • I just noticed this feature, and the first thing I did was look for a way to turn it off. I use tabs and seperate windows for a reason, and don't want to have my view cluttered by all of the tabs showing as windows. I hope to find a way to turn this off soon.

  • James

    This urks me. Does everything have to copy IE? I went to firefox then chrome to get away from this crap and be able to use tabs not have tabs just be the same thing as a new window again. this is so backwards

  • Joel Lovato

    I'm not too keen on this capability either. We should have the option to turn it off.

  • What is the link/website that has the download for this dev version of google chrome?!