Chrome side panel to get left browser resizing and docking capabilities
Whether it’s hosting bookmarks and articles you want to read later, or using Google Lens and Search without leaving the page you’re on, Chrome’s side panel is no slouch. . It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite features in Google’s browser, and as long as it doesn’t get too cluttered and new tools are thoughtfully implemented, I’ll be happy.
Today, Leopeva 64-2 on Reddit warned us that the right-aligned powerhouse will soon gain new abilities. This includes the ability to do something absolutely amazing – dock it to the left side of the screen! While users in most countries read from left to right and are right-handed, it’s understandable that all of this information is grouped together on the right side of the screen.
However, being able to dock it on the left opens up more customization and comfort for lefties who are tired of settling down. Additionally, anyone who speaks and writes in a right-to-left language (Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Sindhi, Urdu, Maldivian, etc.) may prefer to have relevant information in the last place their eyes rest ( to the left ). I write from right to left, so if anyone in the comments does the opposite, you can tell me if psychology works that way, because I’d be very interested to know!
More surprisingly, the Side Panel will soon be resizable! Yeah, for anyone paying attention, that’s the thing I’ve complained about the most, even going so far as to say that the side panel is where the content is going to die since it’s not even readable half the time, preventing me from using it. .
These changes have been in the works for months, but are now available in Chrome Canary, with a future release date currently unknown. Anyone using their out-of-the-box Chromebook or Chrome browser without modifications won’t be able to enjoy it right now, but it’s still exciting to know it’s on the horizon. The side panel has so much potential, but without the ability to resize it, I was hesitant to invest in it. Here’s hoping this small but vital change rekindles my interest in the future!