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Chrome 19 Released, Will Sync Your Browser Tabs

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Google has released generation 19 of its Chrome browser with one major feature addition.

The software now integrates tab sync, which syncs open taps and your browsing history in real time.

As long as you are using Chrome for Android Beta on your phone or tablet, you can seamlessly pick up web browsing where you left off on your desktop. Even the back and forward buttons will work from machine to machine. Tab sync requires users, like other Sync features (such as bookmarks, apps, extensions, history, and themes), to be signed in to a Google account.

Google, however, said that not all Chrome users will be seeing the tab sync immediately. Instead, Google will pushing out tab sync "gradually over the coming weeks."

Download the latest version of Google Chrome here.

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    elcentral , May 17, 2012 12:17 AM
    hahaha the Chrome Multitask Mode i got sent to after the video is pure gold. o well time to golf and play bf3.
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    rohitbaran , May 17, 2012 12:29 AM
    Chrome 19? Wow, they change version numbers like underpants lol.
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    captaincharisma , May 17, 2012 12:41 AM
    i am using the dev version which is on version 20. it seems to have a feature which will let you see what websites you were viewing on all your devices.
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    iceman1992 , May 17, 2012 1:42 AM
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    which syncs open taps
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    24oz , May 17, 2012 2:02 AM
    Don't like this update I want it the way it was.now my homepage I had set to open when I use chrome won't open unless I log in.
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    alidan , May 17, 2012 2:07 AM
    well what about people like me who have over 100 chrome tabs oppen...
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    ben850 , May 17, 2012 3:28 AM
    "Hmm.. Chrome 19 is out??"

    ::Checks Chrome version on my PC::

    "19.0.1084.46 m"

    That's not right :I
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    zander1983 , May 17, 2012 5:04 AM
    This happened to me, synced my tabs at work with the ones at home. it is a stupid feature and they should have asked before doing it, like a simple popup "do you want to screw up your tabs? Yes or No"

    And you can't disable the sync either, must have at least one this synced :\
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    Inferno1217 , May 17, 2012 5:51 AM
    alidanwell what about people like me who have over 100 chrome tabs oppen...

    What the hell do you need 100 tabs open for? You sound disorganized or maybe you spend too much time on the net. Even if it is job related it sounds ridiculous. Probably just porn websites.
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    cookoy , May 17, 2012 6:44 AM
    i have to sign on to a google account everytime to avail of this feature. No thanks.
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    alidan , May 17, 2012 7:49 AM
    Inferno1217What the hell do you need 100 tabs open for? You sound disorganized or maybe you spend too much time on the net. Even if it is job related it sounds ridiculous. Probably just porn websites.

    im lazy. most of it is things i need to read, and yea, i wake up and im on the net, and i walk around when i get sick of sitting, but basically all i do is sit on the internet and read.

    and only about 1/10 of the tabs are porn at any given time. i use ff for that more than chrome.
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    USHypertraxx , May 17, 2012 8:34 AM
    zander1983This happened to me, synced my tabs at work with the ones at home. it is a stupid feature and they should have asked before doing it, like a simple popup "do you want to screw up your tabs? Yes or No"And you can't disable the sync either, must have at least one this synced :\

    24ozDon't like this update I want it the way it was.now my homepage I had set to open when I use chrome won't open unless I log in.


    You can disable it you know in settings....
    Stop complaining, i think this feature is great.
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    taltamir , May 17, 2012 10:37 AM
    "The software now integrates tab sync, which syncs open taps and your browsing history in real time."

    No it doesn't, this will be "rolled out in the coming weeks".
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    damianrobertjones , May 17, 2012 11:26 AM
    Kind of like the facility in opera? (Opera link)
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    zak_mckraken , May 17, 2012 2:59 PM
    That's a feature I'll enjoy!
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    marthisdil , May 17, 2012 3:01 PM
    Inferno1217What the hell do you need 100 tabs open for? You sound disorganized or maybe you spend too much time on the net. Even if it is job related it sounds ridiculous. Probably just porn websites.


    I have 10-12 tabs open for work. anywhere from 8-20 tabs of personal stuff. And in firefox, I have a TabGroup for the 2 separate groups, and TabTreePlus (or whatever)...nice and organized. if i wanted additional tabs of tabs, i'd be able ot do it.

    Since Google was stupid and got rid of vertical tabs and you can't have an addon replace the functionality, I stopped using Chrome.
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    freggo , May 17, 2012 3:01 PM
    And version will include a sync to tabs you will likely open in the future.
    Don't laugh... if they try to predict searches, why not websites and tabs.

    And naturally it will be patented and rake in Millions in license fees !
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    blazorthon , May 17, 2012 3:17 PM
    Inferno1217What the hell do you need 100 tabs open for? You sound disorganized or maybe you spend too much time on the net. Even if it is job related it sounds ridiculous. Probably just porn websites.


    I don't have 100 tabs open (right now at least), but I do have over 30 Tom's hardware tabs open, all different articles or forum threads. I often break fifty. When I'm using Pale Moon (performance optimized Firefox), I can go well over 100 tabs pretty often.
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    eddieroolz , May 17, 2012 5:50 PM
    Oh hey, its like...that Firefox Sync feature! So innovative!


    /s.
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    blazorthon , May 17, 2012 5:51 PM
    eddieroolzOh hey, its like...that Firefox Sync feature! So innovative!/s.


    Doesn't Firefox's sync only sync bookmarks and history, not active tabs?
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