I've recently been making use of the full-screen mode in various applications to help keep my focus centered on whatever I happen to be doing at the time. To this end I'm using Chrome in full-screen mode as well.
This works great, but I find a lot of screen estate is wasted on my 30inch monitor. I easily have enough room to run two tabs side-by-side.
I did some googling and whilst I found that there are several extension which basically insert HTML frames into a single tab to allow you to browse two sites (not very elegant from what I can see) there is apparantly a built-in feature from Google that lets you do this quite neatly.
See the video here. The trouble is that this doesn't seem to work for me on OS X. I'm using a recent Chromium build so I should have pretty cutting edge code. Does anyone know if there is something I'm missing? Is there a modifier key that needs to be pressed to make this feature work os is it just Windows only for now?
That side-by-side feature (Aero Snap) is actually part of the Windows Aero GUI and available to all programs in Windows 7. It's not part of Google Chrome.
I wish Aero also included something exactly like Exposé.
I can't answer to paradroid and Jamie Schembri but they are both wrong, it is not a part of windows 7 because it works on XP. And the Chrome UI give more side by side option than Win 7.
It doesn't work on other platform, but I don't know why.