If you have a medium number of tabs open in a Google Chrome window, you may experience that new tabs that you open in the browser are not shown at all anymore in the interface.
One big annoyance of Google Chrome is the browser's tab display behavior in my opinion. Chrome reduces the size of tabs as you open more just like any other browser, but instead of enabling scrolling when tabs cannot be minimized anymore, the browser simply stops showing those new tabs in its interface.
This makes me wonder at times whether I clicked on the link correctly, as there is virtually no indication that a new tab was opened successfully in the browser.
It is bad enough that tabs show no visual indicator anymore in my opinion, but this is far worse than that.
The only native options you have are the following ones:
I cannot really say why the limitation is in place. The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is that Chrome developers don't use the browser with medium to large numbers of tabs open at the same time, or, that they are aware of the issue but have made the decision to keep the current tabs system in place instead of adding scrolling options to the tab bar.
It is no coincidence that a large number of tab management extensions have been created for Google Chrome ever since it first appeared on the screen.
The following browser extensions may help you when it comes to tab overload in Google Chrome:
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