If you’re a widescreen lover who’d prefer the browser to take up fewer vertical pixels and are happy to sacrifice a few horizontally to your tabs, Chrome’s new side tabs feature (available in the Dev channel) is a nice option.
The eagle-eyed Chrome watchers at Download Squad and gHacks noticed that earlier today, the side tabs feature was added to the latest Chrome Dev channel release; you just need to add the
--enable-vertical-tabs in your Chrome shortcut to enable them. Here’s how:
You’ll notice that when you toggle side tabs, Chrome sometimes hiccups in rendering the new view. Simply resizing your window should redraw the interface and fix the hiccup. Firefox extension Tree Style Tab accomplishes something similar for the Firefox crowd, but the functionality is on its way to getting baked in by default in Chrome.