Chrome 89 added a tab search button that allows you to quickly see a vertical list of open tabs and close any them quickly.

I understand that some people might find it useful, but I have no use for it and wanted to remove the button.

You can follow these steps to remove it:

  • Type chrome://flags into the address bar of a new tab
  • Search for "Enable Tab Search" and click on the dropdown next to it
  • Change the value from "Default" to "Disabled" and relaunch the browser.


Hope this helps!