By default, the New Tab (Plus) icon is located on the right side of the last live tab. Usually it’s unchangeable but Google’s undergoing some experiments to allow you to re-position this icon to a different place.
Since it’s an experimental feature, you can only change it through a new flag setting called New Tab button position. Go to the following Chrome link that takes you right to the setting.
And change one of the 4 pre-defined positions from the drop-down menu.
The 4 positions that are available for now:
- Opposite caption buttons
- After tabs
These two looks identical to me but they might behave differently in real life. I will keep my eyes on it and see what real differences are.
I actually like the Trailing option a lot. May stick with it for a while.