47 thoughts on “Disable tab grid layout not working anymore”

  1. You need to enable
    chrome://flags/#temporary-unexpire-flags-m89
    And
    chrome://flags/#temporary-unexpire-flags-m88

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  2. Anyone knows how to downgrade to v90 on Android? Mistakes were made, enabling auto-update this abomination tab group.

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  3. I too am having this problem. I keep the flags tab open and the exact list of what to disable and enable precisely for this. However, none of them is working this time. This change to the tab layout is extremely stressful and hopefully, someone finds a way to switch it soon.

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  4. This reminds me of a meme. “How many times must we teach you this lesson, old man?!”

    I’m sure that the majority of users don’t know what flags are, and maybe they really enjoy it. But I hate it, and most people who know what flags are probably hate it.

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  5. Yeah doesn’t work anymore. Is Firefox less shit in such regards? Because this has finally made chrome unusable on mobile for me. Why can’t I didable this fucking shit?

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  6. Same. Every freakin update, I disable these stupid tabs. Next update, they’re back, with some extra sneaky step required to get rid of them again (e.g. On 2nd round, disabling wasn’t enough. I also had to unexpire previous flags. Next round, even those two changes didn’t work, despite Chrome relaunch. Nope, had to force stop befote it would take effect. This round none of that works.

    I’ll be watching for the latest workaround. But the part that irks the hell out of me is WHY Google insists on acting like Microsoft with this trying to force unwanted features on people? This annoyingly invasive bs is the reason most people moved over to Chrome on the first place.

    And yes, this is a loyalty test, intentional or otherwise; and at this point, mine is hanging by a frayed dollar-store thread -.-

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  7. Switch to Edge or Brave browser. They have the option to migrate Chrome data there. It’s much easier living with Edge on my phone and my edge data on PC is synced with mobile Edge. It’s simpler than that shoving-shit-in-our-throats of a fuckup’ chrome

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  8. Tab grid layout ‘Enabled New Tab Variation’ seems to have helped mine. I’m not forced to use groups but it would prefer that I did…

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  9. I do not understand tab groups. Why would I want another layer of obfuscation, Google? Why do they keep adding more menus, and more pages, and more clicks to everything?

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  10. I don’t understand why they don’t just make it a feature that you can toggle on/off freely like Firefox does. How hard can it possibly be to implement?

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  11. Tab grid and tab groups are trash in terms of readability. Looks flashy, but I have to hunt in this weird new interface in order to find the tab I actually want. I prefer to use something that is efficient rather than sexy. There is no reason the devs had to force this on us. What is the point of leaving the flag in if it isn’t going to work?

    (Edit: typo)

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  12. This is actually ridiculous man Chrome is just forcing this crappy feature on us. just make it so that we can turn it on or off when we want

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  13. I hate thia new grid layout, everytime I see it. I get triggered by it. I use to seeimg the vertical layout in my tabs and I can’t change it back for some reason now. It is stupid. We should petition this to Google. It seems they aren’t listening to the will of the people.

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  14. This is it for me, bye bye chrome, I’ve had enough of your bs. Switching to firefox. After fighting with chrome for almost a year, disabeling flags after flags without any effect, hours of intense frustration over this shitty grid layout. I am done. F*ck chrome, f*ck google.
    I don’t understand why they are trying SO F*CKING HARD to force this unwanted feature on us, what is the deal!? No one likes it! We just want to be able to have the layout be how we want it.

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  15. Genuinely thought it was just me. I’ve disabled it the same three times it rolled back on my device, now it just doesn’t seem to let me disable it. I don’t care how “innovative” or “helpful” or “modern” this grid setup is. I don’t like it, I prefer the card system and if I don’t get the freedom to choose the “outdated” system, then i’ll take my browsing elsewhere.

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  16. first you need to enable Temporarily unexpire M89 flags and Temporarily unexpire M90 flags, with these flags enabled Tab Groups flag will appear, just disable it.

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  17. For me, it is different. I like the tab grid layout. Suddenly I only get a tab list. I enable tab-grid flag, but still tablist… I have v90. How come you have v91? Play Store lists v90 as the newest version for me.

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  18. Tried everything restarted three timed the phone and nothing, I hate this shit. Yesterday it was OK and now is that horrid grid again.

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  19. This is the one update in my entire life that has triggered me so badly to the point of sounding like a boomer. And I’m not even 24 yet. I’m just internally screaming. And my boyfriend loves the new layout so of course it’s now started a war due to me complaining how hard it is to adjust to it with my ADHD and that I work so much all the time that I don’t have time to sit there and re-learn a whole new layout. I’m literally screaming profanities abt Google and how I trusted them and now I hate them for this and I can’t help but hear the boomer in my rants and it just makes me hate google more for turning me into a freaking boomer over thisssssss.

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  20. I fucking hate this. I disabled it with flags previously and now it’s back and changing the grid and groups flags to disabled does literally nothing.

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  21. Add me to the list of people who cannot switch back from this horrendous grid system.
    Really annoying…
    I guess I’ll have to switch to another browser because I don’t even understand the logic behind it. It shows 5 but I in fact have 9 tabs open. And I don’t get why it sometimes groups tabs or not…

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  22. Same thing. I’ve disabled it twice or three times before, always successfully. Now I can press “disabled” as many times I want, the damn grid view isn’t going away. But guess what is: my Chrome app.

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  23. I hate group tabs for a bunch of reasons and had tried so many things and found one that works (until the next update). I went into my phone Settings, Apps, tapped the three dots in the top right corner and uninstalled updates.

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  24. I’m so happy that I’m not alone in my hatred of this lmao. Makes my anger feel validated. Switching browsers as well.

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  25. I found out that if you uninstall Chrome, it removes updates and returns to the old tab setup. Just turn off auto app updates and should be good. But then again, security patches come along with the crap layout changes…

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  26. Yeah it doesn’t work anymore. Tried everything that’s been suggested here and elsewhere and nothing worked. It changed on my Android phone today. Previously I could fix it. It’s made me so mad I signed up to Reddit just so I could vent.
    I signed up using Firefox. Chrome is dead to me. That the flag is still but not working HAS to be intentional.
    My bet is that psychology theory says that making it available but non-functional is less likely to cause users to change to another browser. That’s counterintuitive, but so many things in psychology are. You get so mad at the flag that the anger at grid view becomes resignation.
    As to why they want grid view… I’d say it makes you more likely to visit more sites you otherwise wouldn’t… either through errors in tapping the screen, or by forcing you to study the open tabs more, or because you see a miniature view of the entire tab. This leads to more sites visited and of course, more ads viewed. It’s certainly harder to find a particular tab, because you can only read one or two words of the title. Instead of being able to quickly flick up and down and see five or six words of five or six titles, you have to go screen by screen, reading up and down AND left to right.
    Some people may like the look of it, but there’s just no way most people would find it more functional, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if, using grid view, with 50 tabs open, it took 5 times longer to find the tab you are looking for,after having clicked on wrong tabs 5 times.

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