When the number of tabs reaches 100, the tab counter turns into a smiley face like so :D
I wish to know how many tabs are open, without doing the manual count. Is there a way?
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There is actually a way to see how many tabs you have open without rooting the device or doing any other things people are suggesting
Just simply, enable Talkback mode in accessibility features. Then when you hover (if you have Bluetooth mouse enabled) or tap the tab icon (with your finger) (the :D), it will tell you how many tabs you have open. Like on mine, it said 713 tabs open.
(warning, with grouped tabs (more than 1 tab in group) it counts that as 1 tab it doesn't count them all. so if you have 7 groups of 100 tabs open it will only say 7(show too))
This is an Easter egg coded 4 years ago
From this XDA post- you need a rooted device ( you can't access
/data/data/ without root )
Download a root explorer capable app such as ES file explorer
Navigate to chromes profile directory, mine was at /data/data/com.android.chrome
Open the app_tabs folder
You should now see a single folder labeled "0"
Select it and open its properties, under file count deduct 1 and that will be how many tabs you have open currently, deduct 1 because 1 file in there is only an overall tab state file
Verified on my device ( Moto X Play, 6.0.1, Chrome
52.0. 2743.91) when the tabs open are 4 =
Files (5) minus one
This is really dumb that Google won't just show the number in Chrome on the phone instead of showing
99 tabs, but this is the best I can come up with. (GOOGLE, PLEASE FIX THIS!)
Note: if someone knows how to use the Google APIs I wonder if they can script this and count this automatically!
494open tabs: . Indeed, this is way too many. Next question I have: how do I mass-close them?: How do I close all, or many at once, Chrome tabs on Android on a phone?
With some experimenting, swiping and manual counting, I've found that swiping will move a max of 25 tabs each time (depending on how strong you swipe). I think this is a programmed constant, although I haven't checked if the code is available to confirm the number.
My shortcut for counting tabs has become to swipe from one end to the other, counting the number of swipes, and multiplying by 25, giving a good enough approximation.