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How to Prevent Closing Multiple Tabs in Chrome

Isn't it annoying when you close Chrome by accident and lose all your tabs?

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I'm sure we've all done it - open up loads of tabs to work on and accidentally click on the "Close Chrome" button instead of "Close Tab" only for Chrome to completely close down including all tabs you were working on or browsing. Very frustrating. There is help though, and this short guide will show you how to prevent Chrome from closing multiple tabs.

Both Firefox and Internet Explorer had this feature by default, however, for some reason Chrome does not. It is therefore very easy lose work if you accidentally close the main Chrome window instead of closing a particular tab in Chrome.

There is an add-on for Chrome called Chrome Toolbox (developed by Google), which brings this missing feature to Chrome. Install the Chrome Toolbox extension and now when you close multiple tabs by accident it prompts you with a message "Are you sure you want to close all tabs?"

Prevent Chrome Closing Multiple Tabs
Prevent Chrome Closing Multiple Tabs

Why this feature isn't enabled, or even available, by default I have no idea, but at least there is a simple solution to prevent closing multiple tabs in Chrome.

Last updated on: Saturday 17th June 2017



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