For better organization, you can name Chrome windows anything you want. Here are the steps to label Chrome windows.
By default, Google Chrome sets the active tab’s site title as the window title. In the recent Chrome v90 update, Google added a new feature called “Name Window.” Using this feature, you can label or name Chrome windows anything you want. If you are someone who opens a lot of tabs and organizes them into different windows, naming those windows will further help in better categorization and organization. Add to that, labeling Chrome windows also makes it easy to identify them in the Alt-Tab screen.
For example, at any given point, I have at least three Chrome windows opened with multiple tabs in each of them. When trying to switch between Chrome windows using the Alt + Tab shortcut, I have to recognize the window either from the thumbnail or the default site title. Though not a big deal, it can be a pain in the back at times. By setting a custom name for every Chrome window, you can switch to the window you want without playing the guessing game.
In this quick and short Chrome how-to guide, let me show you the steps to label or name Chrome windows.
The steps shown below will work in Windows 7 & 8 too.
Important note: To name Chrome windows, you should be using version 90 or higher. You can check your Chrome browser version by going to the “Menu -> Help -> About Google Chrome” page.
Label or Name Chrome Windows
To name or label a Chrome window, follow the steps given below.
- Go to the Chrome window which you want to name.
- Click on the “Menu” (⋮) icon.
- Select “More tools.”
- Select the “Name window” option.
- Type the name of your choice.
- Click “Ok.”
- With that, you have named the Chrome window.
First, go to the Chrome window which you want to name. In that window, click on the “Menu” icon (three vertical dots) at the top right corner and select the “More tools -> Name window” option.
As soon as you select the option, you will see a name dialog box. Type the name of your choice and click the “Ok” button. This action will save the name.
That is it. With that, you set a name for the Chrome window. From now on, whenever you press the Alt + Tab shortcut, you will see the custom name above the Chrome window thumbnail.
Do keep in mind that when you close the Chrome window, the name will be lost. That is, the change is temporary. As of now, there is no way to keep the Chrome window name permanently. However, since it is pretty easy to name Chrome windows, it shouldn’t be that big of a problem.
That’s it. It is that simple to name Chrome windows. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.
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