How to make Chrome ask when closing multiple tabs [WE ANSWER]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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How to make Chrome ask when closing multiple tabs

Despite the fact that Chrome is the market holder and the most used browser in the world, it still has some things that can be deal breakers. Namely, if you accidentally close Chrome with multiple tabs open, it will, well, just close. No warning, nothing at all.

There’s no official way to make Chrome ask when closing multiple tabs.

One standard feature, available on other browsers, that was frequently asked for and never delivered is the Close all tabs prompt. Even though Google delivered a plethora of features, stability improvements, and better resource-usage over the years, this feature never saw the light.

But, don’t worry, we got your back. There’s a way to make Chrome ask when closing multiple tabs.

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Quick Tip:

While you are busy troubleshooting chrome, you may need another browser to use until the job is done.

Opera is an excellent alternative to Chrome, as it provides you with speed and power thanks to the modern Chromium engine. However, all that power does not mean that your RAMs will be all occupied once you hit 10 tabs.

In fact, Opera is optimized for resource efficiency above all else. You also get unparalleled control over your UI elements, both how they are positioned and how they behave, and this includes your tabs as well.

Besides the many other tools, you do have access to a setting that allows you to make Opera ask you before you proceed to close multiple tabs. In fact, this feature is activated by default anyway.

Opera

Opera

Get full control of your tabs, from how they open, how they behave, and ultimately how they close thanks to this web browser.

How do I stop Chrome from closing multiple tabs?

1. Open a specialized website with a script

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the specialized website with the script that prevents closing before the confirmation.
    • You can find it here.
    • It’s ad-free.
  3. Right-click on the aforementioned website’s tab and Pin it.How to make Chrome ask when closing multiple tabs
  4. Now, every time you try to close all tabs, you’ll be prompted with the question. No more accidental closing from Chrome.

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2. Restore closed tabs with a shortcut

  1. Open Chrome after you’ve abruptly closed it with multiple tabs open.
  2. Press simultaneously Ctrl + Shift + T and you’ll get all previously-closed tabs open again.
  3. You can also press Ctrl + H and open them from the History section.

We can only hope that Google will add this feature in the future. Although, based on the fact that it was asked for back in 2008. Yeah, you’ve read it right. In the meanwhile, hope these alternative suggestions helped you.

Tell us what are your thoughts on Chrome and what options are missing the most in the comments section below.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in  August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.