How to View Page Titles for Any Tab in Chrome

One of the things that annoys me most about Google Chrome is the fact that the majority of the time, you can’t see the full page title on a tab. If a page title is short and you don’t have too many tabs open, then you’ll have no problem seeing it on the tab. However, it’s impossible to see a long page title, even with just one tab open in Chrome.

Google Chrome title bar with unreadable page titles.

I use page titles a lot, especially when blogging. I often use the page title as the title tag for hyperlinks, so it’s extremely important that I’m able to see the full title. Luckily, I’ve found a Chrome extension that helps with this issue. Show Title Tag is the perfect solution; it displays a title bar at the bottom of any Web page along with the full title tag.

Here’s how to view page titles for any tab in Chrome:

1. Install the Show Title Tag extension from the Chrome Web Store.

2. Browse to any Web page and you should see the title displayed in the bottom right corner of the page. This is the default position.

Page title displayed at the bottom of a Web page.

3. If you don’t want the title bar displayed in the right corner, click on the arrow at the far right and the bar will move to the left corner. Clicking the arrow again will move it to the top left corner and again, to the top right corner. You can keep moving it around in clockwise rotation, until you’re happy with its position.

4. You can also hide the title bar if you don’t want it on a specific page. Just click on the “x” to temporarily hide it. If you refresh the page or go to a new page, it will reappear.

See the character length of the page title.

5. You can also hover your mouse over the title to see the character length.

Now you’ll be able to see the full title of any Web page that you visit.