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Easily Close All Tabs in Google Chrome

Do you find yourself with a lot of tabs open but dread closing all but one manually? Now you can close all of your tabs with a single click, and have just one ready to go with the Close all Tabs extension.


We all find ourselves with a lot of tabs open sooner or later. That is not so bad until we realize that we need to close all of them and get back to work. A person could open a new tab and manually close the rest or close the entire window and restart Chrome. But a single click solution would be a lot more convenient.



There it is…the single click solution. Just click the Toolbar Button and BOOM!


One fresh window with a single new tab page showing. Now if you could only take the rest of the day off…



The Close all Tabs extension may not be something that everyone would use, but if you are tired of manually closing all of those tabs then you will definitely like it.


Download the Close all Tabs extension (Google Chrome Extensions)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 05/11/10

Comments (6)

  1. SquareWheel

    See the big red X in the top right corner? Open a new window then before closing the old one if you must. Pretty pointless extension.

  2. ES

    Totally unnecessary extension!
    Just right click on any tab in Chrome and select Close Other Tabs.
    P.S. There are also available some more options: Close tabs opened by this tab, and Close tabs to the right.

  3. CDB

    Hit control+shift+w … why an extension.

  4. Keverdy13

    This is bogus! Who would use this extension which hogs up space on the address bar? Do what the comments above say!

  5. Alec S.

    Closing all tabs closes Chromium altogether, so it is easier to use the close-browser button. As pointed out, you could open a new window beforehand or use close-other-tabs if you want a new session (though if you want to close all tabs, chances are it’s because you are done browsing and want to exit it anyway).

  6. KayDat

    Alternatively, you break away the tab you want by dragging it off the tabs bar into its own window, and closing the rest. Works if you want to save a couple of tabs out of the many, as opposed to just one.

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