Google Chrome sometimes opens a new tab in an unusual location because it's using a feature called tabPositionOffset.
TabPositionOffset is a Chrome feature that allows users to decide if the next new tab they open should appear to the left or right of the existing tabs. By default, the Chrome browser follows a left-to-right strategy. However, at times, it can end up opening a tab in an unexpected location.
To change the tabPositionOffset and manually adjust where a new tab should be placed, users can enable the flag "switch-to-tab-position-offset-adjustment" by following the steps below:
- Type "chrome://flags" in the Chrome address bar and press the enter key.
- Search for the tabPositionOffset flag using the search box. Once you find it, enable the flag.
- Relaunch your Chrome browser for the changes to take effect.
This should allow you to manually adjust the placement of a new tab when it is opened.
If you're still having trouble, you might want to try resetting Chrome to its default settings.
I hope this helps!