Google Chrome is a web browser created by Google for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is currently the most popular web browser in use today, capturing nearly 65 percent of the global market.
Like most modern browsers, Google Chrome lets you surf the web using tabs. You can have an unlimited number of open tabs in Chrome, but after a dozen or so, you’ll find you can’t even see the title of each one unless you terminate a few of them. Closing tabs manually may quickly become a productivity vacuum in your workflow.
In this short article, we will show you a few ways to quickly closes multiple Google Chrome tabs, or better yet, all of them at once.
Refresh all tabs without extensions
Chromium/Google Chrome provides a way to select multiple tabs using Shift or Ctrl key. That allows us to refresh all tabs without using any additional extension. Follow instructions below :
- Switch to the first tab in Google Chrome window.
- Hold Shift key and click on the last tab to the right. You’ll notice that all tabs will light up a little bit, indicating that the tabs are selected.
- Alternatively, you can select multiple tabs (without needing them to be placed next to each other) by holding Ctrl and click each tab.
- Press either F5 key or Ctrl + R keyboard combination to reload selected tabs.
Quickly reload all tabs workaround
Google Chrome remembers your web page browsing history by default, and provides you a keyboard shortcut to quickly restore the last session if you ever accidentally close a window. We can use this feature to quickly reload all tabs by simply closing and reopening the Chrome window. Follow instructions below:
- Close the window with tabs you want to reload.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + T (or Command+Shift+T on a Mac)to bring back the last session you’ve just closed.
- Alternatively, you can click the three-dots icon and select Reopen closed tab to do the same thing.
We hope that the article helped you learned how to refresh all tabs at once in Chromium/Chrome.
We’ve also written a few other guides for fixing common Chrome errors which you may find interesting, included ERR_RESPONSE_HEADERS_MULTIPLE_CONTENT_DISPOSITION error, “Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension” error and “Access to XMLHttpRequest has been blocked by CORS policy” . If you have any suggestion, please feel free to leave a comment below.