Is there a way to have the following in Google Chrome, like Firefox?
- A right arrow slider to navigate the tabs.
- A drop down list of open tabs.
The TooManyTabs for Chrome extension is what you are looking for, until Chrome improves its tabbed interface.
Actually it is known as a "UI: tab overflow" bug and was reported Sep 2 2008. https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=188
So almost 10 years passed since then... they had time to fix that, but just didn't want.
They could make it as an optional setting in preferences: "turn on/off tab scaling" or "make scrollable tabs" checkbox.
For me it was main reason why I didn't use Chrome.
AFAIK there is no way to do this yet but you can suggest them to do this on there suggestion box.
This isn't a bug it's by design as Google doesn't want to encourage the tab behavior you're talking about, so it's never something they'll implement as you're basically "using Chrome wrong" as far as they are concerned.