How to Enable Window Naming in Chrome OS

Chromebooks are pretty awesome. They have a lightweight operating system, good application support, and capabilities to get your job done, and then some. However, Chrome OS basically uses Chrome for everything. So if you’re trying to use multiple Chrome windows to handle different tasks, it’s easy to get lost in all your windows. If that sounds like a pleasant experience to you, Chrome OS 87 has good news for you. Finally, you can name windows on Chromebooks to better organize your work. So how to enable window naming in Chrome OS.

How to Enable Window Naming in Chrome OS

Window Naming is a neat new feature in Chrome OS 87, whether it’s your job to distinguish Chrome windows from those that play Netflix and YouTube, or something you want to try. That’s why it’s important to update your Chromebook to Chrome OS 87. before trying this. If available, follow our guide to enable and use window naming right away.

  • Start Chrome and go to chrome://flags

  • Here, search for ‘window naming’. You will find a flag named ‘#window naming’.

search chrome OS naming window

  • Click the dropdown that says ‘Default’ and change it to ‘Enabled’.

window naming enable chrome OS

  • Finally, click the Restart button at the bottom right of the screen.

restart chromebook to enable window naming in chrome OS

How to Use Window Naming in Chrome OS

Now that you’ve enabled window naming on your Chromebook, here’s how to actually name windows in Chrome OS.

  • Right-click the title bar of any Chrome window on your Chromebook. A context menu will open with a number of options for the window. Near the end of this list, you will see the option to set a name for the window, aptly named ‘Name window’.

right click on chrome window to rename window on chromebook

  • You can specify any window name you want.

set a window name in chrome os

  • Then, every time you use the Alt+Tab shortcut on Chrome OS to switch between windows, you’ll see the names of the windows you’ve assigned.

set a window name in chrome os

Believe me, this feature will come in really handy if you find that you have more than three separate Chrome windows open on your Chromebook.

Enable Window Naming and Organize Your Workflow in Chrome OS

Personally, I usually only use my Chromebook for a few things – mostly work. However, I’m investigating multiple things at once, which means I have multiple Chrome windows open for different topics. So the new window naming feature is pretty handy for me. But what do you think? Is this something you want to use too? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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