Quite a few changes occur when upgrading your operating system from Android KitKat to Android Lollipop 5.1. One thing you might notice is the way Google Chrome manages different website tabs. Previously, you could just tap a little square at the top of your browser window to open a new tab, or browse through the ones you already have open. You can still do this with Chrome on Lollipop, but it isn’t immediately apparent. Instead, Lollipop defaults open Chrome website tabs to show up in your overview screen. You can get to the overview screen by tapping the square on the bottom right of your phone screen. This will show you everything running in the background on your phone. But, if you’d like to switch website tabs back to the way they were, you can do that too. We’ll show you how you can keep your tabs stored with in the Chrome app itself with these quick tips.
Open your Chrome app, and tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen. This will give you a drop down menu. on the right side.
Select “Settings” from the drop down list. You will see a list of Chrome settings options. Tap “Merge tabs and apps.”
The “Merge tabs and apps” setting will be defaulted to On. Toggle this Off by tapping the switch, and a dialogue box will appear. Tap “OK.” You can always adjust this setting if you prefer having tabs appear in your app tray.
Open Chrome again, and you’ll notice there is now a square with a number on the top right, next to the URL bar. This is the number of tabs you have open. Tap the box to see all of your tabs within Chrome.