how to enable window naming in chrome os

How to Enable Window Naming in Chrome OS

Chromebooks are pretty great. They have a lightweight operating system, decent app support and capabilities to get your work done, and then some. However, Chrome OS basically uses Chrome for everything. So, if you are trying to use multiple Chrome windows to get different tasks done, it’s easy to get lost in the midst of all your windows. If that sounds like a relatable experience to you, Chrome OS 87 has good news for you. You can finally name windows in Chromebooks to organize your work better. So, here is how to enable window naming in Chrome OS.

How to Enable Window Naming in Chrome OS

Whether it’s to distinguish your work Chrome windows from windows playing Netflix and YouTube, or it’s just something you wanna try, Window Naming is a neat new feature in Chrome OS 87. As such, it’s important that you have updated your Chromebook to Chrome OS 87 before trying this out. If you have, just follow along our guide to enable and use window naming right away.

  • Launch Chrome and head over to chrome://flags

go to chrome flags in chromebook

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

search for window naming chrome os

  • Click on the drop-down menu that says ‘Default’ and change it to ‘Enabled’.

enable window naming chrome os

  • Finally, click on the Restart button in 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 have enabled window naming on your Chromebook, here is how to actually name windows in Chrome OS.

  • Right click on the title bar of any Chrome window on your Chromebook. A context menu will pop up with a bunch of options for the window. Towards the end of this list you’ll see the option to set a name for the window, aptly called ‘Name window’.

right click chrome window to rename window in chromebook

  • You can set any window name that you want.

set a window name in chrome os

  • Then, whenever you use the Alt+Tab shortcut in Chrome OS to switch between windows, you will see the names of the windows that you have assigned.

set a window name in chrome os

Believe me, if you ever find yourself with more than three separate Chrome windows open on your Chromebook, this feature will prove really useful.

Enable Window Naming in Chrome OS and Organise Your Workflow

Personally, I usually only use my Chromebook for a couple of things — mostly work. However, I do end up researching multiple things at the same time, which means I have multiple Chrome windows open for different topics. So the new window naming feature is pretty useful for me. But what do you think? Is this something you want to use as well? Share your thoughts in the comments down below.

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