Google Chrome Tabs Not Maximizing When Dragging Out of Full Size Window

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published April 02, 2022) follows:

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. It is available for desktop computers and mobile devices.

From time to time, Google Chrome receives new updates with new features, improvements and fixes for issues from previous versions.

Recently, Google Chrome received its stable v100 update. However, it seems that the update also brought some issues which negatively impact the user experience.

According to several reports, Google Chrome v100 update causes an issue with tabs not auto-maximizing or snapping to full size when dragged to create a new window (1, 2, 3).

Google Chrome tabs not auto-maximizing when swiping to turn them into windows

Normally, Google Chrome lets you drag a tab to the center of the screen (or to a second monitor) to turn it into a new window. In this case, the new window is automatically maximized.

However, this behavior seems to have changed after the most recent v100 update. Now, Google Chrome tabs are not automatically maximized when you drag them into a new Chrome window.

Instead of being maximized, dragged tabs simply stay in the center of the screen, and they will only become a new maximized window if you drag them directly to the top of the screen.


Slide tab to monitor

When I dragged a chrome tab to another monitor, I could just drag it anywhere on the screen and it would then fill the screen automatically. But now when I drag it, it just stays where I drag it, then I have to drag it up the screen to maximize it. How can I change it to fill the screen automatically? Thank you!

Dragging a tab to create a new window no longer automatically maximizes

If I have two tabs open, before Chrome 100, I could drag a tab to the center of the screen to create a new window that would automatically maximize itself. Now the tab freezes where I dropped it, in a smaller window.

How can I change this back?

No official recognition yet

There is still no official acknowledgment on the matter from Google. Therefore, it is not known if the new behavior is the one expected after the update or if it is a problem.

There is also no workaround to help fix the issue on Google Chrome v100. At the moment, the only thing you can do is downgrade to the previous version of the browser.

We’ll update this story once new related details emerge.

Update 1 (April 16)

4:20 p.m. (IST): One of the affected users suggested a Chrome extension that fixes this problem. So this can be a potential fix for users to try until the developers fix it.

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