Syncing Tabs Across Computers in Google Chrome

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Syncing tabs across computers in Google Chrome is a great way to keep all of your information straight as you move from computer to computer. Learn more about syncing tabs across computers in Google Chrome with help from a director and producer of media content in this free video clip.

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Hey everyone, my name's Anders, and today we're going to talk a little bit about syncing tabs and other settings in bookmarks's history between computers using Google Chrome. So, the first thing that you're going to do here is open up a new tab just by clicking the open "new tab" button in Chrome and on the right side here you're going to see the "sign in" button where it says "not signed into Google Chrome" and that let's you know that you're missing out. So I'm going to click "sign in." That's going to bring me to this "sign into Chrome" page where I'm going to input my email and my password and then click "sign in." Now, you're going to need to sign in on both computers you want to sync in order to get this work but that's not too hard. Now, you'll notice that a couple tabs opened right after I signed in. One was for "Google Quick Scroll" and one was for "Auto HD" for YouTube. These are Chrome extensions that I use in my other Chrome browser on a separate computer and what's great about this entire process is that, if you have your extensions that you normally use in one browser and you sign in here, you'll have them instantaneously over here as well. So it's great because you can move around to any computer and have all the same settings and extensions. So, now we've installed all of our extensions, we don't need that tab anymore, and we actually can just go to our "new tab" display again. Just check out the right, bottom right side, click "other devices", and under "other devices" I can actually see my other computer and underneath this right here you can see all the different tabs that I have open currently. And just scroll through all of those and each box or new window that of Chrome that is open, you can see all the tabs that are open currently. So I have two open right now. So, you can easily just click on any of those. Now just need to ensure that, if you do want this to work, you're going to need to set up both computers to do this. In order to actually officially complete the process, you're going to need to go to the other computer, click on the "sign in" button on the new tab display, and then just sign into Google Chrome, again, with the same username, and then you will be able to see all the things that I'm seeing here. Just go to the new tab, click "other devices" and you'll immediately be able to see all these tabs. Now, ensure on the other computer that you can share information between computers and the way you're going to be able, you going to do that is going to be through your "settings" dialogue and within the "settings" dialogue you're going to need to make sure that you can sync between browsers in the first place. Now I found this under my advanced settings. So, after you sign in, you can click "advanced sync settings" and then you can choose what you want to sync. So, again, the way I got here is by clicking on the wrench button in the upper right, clicking "tools", then going to "extensions" which brought me here, and then under this dialogue I can click "settings" on the left hand side. Under "settings" I can click my "advanced sync settings" and then choose what I want to sync: apps, my autofill, my bookmarks, extensions, settings, and of course my open tabs. Make sure that this is all checked. If you want your passwords to be shared, make sure that that radio button is clicked and just ensure that everything is encrypted too just to be safe. If you want to reset anything and start over if something's not working right, under your "advanced sync settings" just click "use default settings", and then finally click "ok" to click to complete this. And you're going to need to do this on both computers and repeat the process, it's pretty easy. Just rewind this video if you need to see what I did, what I did again. Now, what I did was pretty easy. Just rewind this video if you missed anything or if something's not working correctly and, if it's still not working right, just click "use default settings" under your "advanced sync settings". You going to need to do this for both computers and ensure that you're sign to share tabs and other things between both Chrome browsers but once you get everything set up, you'll easily be able to surf the same webpages across all computers that you link to this account. Just make sure that when you're done, sign out on the computer that you've finished with in order to not share what you're doing on another computer with someone else. So, again, my name is Anders and today we talked a little bit about sharing tabs and other settings in Google Chrome's browser.


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