I was unable to google what the possibilities of this separate "chrome on mobile" task in the cmd-tab app switcher is. What's it supposed to do?

  • ... and how to get rid of mega-sized retina screenshots :-) – Urs Jun 1 '17 at 19:50
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    You can shrink inlined images using <img src="" width="280"> - you just have to copy/paste the already-uploaded imgur link into it - see my edit. – Tetsujin Jun 1 '17 at 19:56
  • Thanks! I guess there is no simple way to prevent macos from doing that in the 1st place... – Urs Jun 1 '17 at 20:27

That's Handoff.

When your iOS device and Mac are logged in to the same iCloud account and have Bluetooth enabled, apps which support Handoff are able to pass the app state between devices.

In the screenshot, Google Chrome on iOS is able to pass the URL of the current tab to a new tab on your Mac. This also works vice versa — indicated by the app icon shown in the bottom-left corner of your iOS device or at the bottom tab of the app switcher.

You can set Handoff in Settings → General → Handoff on your iOS device, and System Preferences → General → ‘Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices’ on macOS.

  • Ahhh... I already hoped I could inspect mobile chrome from desktop.. Thanks! – Urs Jun 1 '17 at 21:11
  • @Urs Nope, you still need Safari for that – grg Jun 1 '17 at 21:12
  • I browsed your other answers and found a workaround for another question I had apple.stackexchange.com/questions/284912/… What do you think? – Urs Jun 1 '17 at 21:27
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    @Urs That's a nice workflow! – grg Jun 2 '17 at 19:13

That allows you to open a browsing session active on your phone in Chrome on your Mac in Chrome

  • So it basically opens the URL from the phone on desktop? – Urs Jun 1 '17 at 20:27
  • I don't actually use that feature, why not try it and see – Steve Chambers Jun 1 '17 at 21:29

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