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LollipopTip: Turn off Chrome’s integration in the Lollipop app switcher

Chrome merge tabsOne of the standout features in Android Lollipop, as demoed at Google I/O, is the ability of each Chrome browser tab to live in the recent apps switcher. In other words, web apps running in the Chrome browser can look and feel a bit more native by appearing in the recent apps.

Right now, this is available in Chrome Beta only, but it should find its way to the regular Chrome app soon enough.

Not everyone likes this feature, though. For people who like to keep tabs on their open tabs (pun not intended!), it can be difficult to manage previous tabs when they intermingle with previously open apps.

Luckily, this feature is easy to opt out of, if you fall into this camp. Simply open up the Chrome browser, navigate to settings, and select Merge tabs and apps. Turn it off, and your tabs will live only in the Chrome browser going forward.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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