Google Chrome closes all the tabs without notification-Exclusive review by TZI

Yes it’s true when you click close on the main window of Chrome, it closes all the opened tabs without intimating/notifying the user.

When compare to IE and Firefox which will give a warning/notification/confirmation window asking user to click Ok or Cancel to close all the opened tabs.But i observed in the Chrome that closing all the tabs with out user confirmation.

Here are the screenshot of comparision:

Google Chrome:Finally when it comes to new Google Chrome without asking user confirmation to close the tabs, Chrome closing all the opened tabs.

Internet Explorer: When you observe the IE there is a small alert window asking the user to Close Tabs or Cancel.

Firefox:Firefox is also asking user confirmation with the window “Confirm Close” with Close Tabs or Cancel buttons.

Closing Tabs- what’s the Importance of this closing tabs feature? Why should browser ask user to close the tabs?

This is all because some times by mistake users will click on main window close button insted of tab window close button and there may be chance of virus moving your mouse pointer to main window close button without user knowing where the mouse click happend.

And there are many possibilities that user may click on main window close button, so it is always better and feasible to have an alert window asking user to close all the tabs opened or not by giving an alert window with the options Close Tabs or Cancel.

This is what missing in Google Chrome compared to IE and Firefox.

80 Responses to “Google Chrome closes all the tabs without notification-Exclusive review by TZI”

  • clark says:

    This is unbelievable fact mate.

    Am using this chrome from last 3 days but never observed this thing.

    • Praveen R says:

      Hi,
      I have found this issue today.. Some sort of User friendly message must pop up before closing the form..Jus lke the Internet explorer.

      • ram says:

        If you Do accidentally close all tabs, just open Chrome again, and hit CTRL + SHIFT + T.
        For me, that opened another chrome window with all my old tabs in tact.

        • OpalCat says:

          I know this is as old as the hills, but I just found it now so it’s new to me. Thank you for posting this–it’s a lifesaver! I am forever accidentally closing multiple tabs, and often I can’t remember what they were! This solution (if I can remember it) solves everything! Thank you thank you thank you!

  • alex says:

    Yes it is true. i found the same.
    Good work.

  • Admin says:

    Thanks dude……

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  • J Cubed says:

    Yeah, this is really annoying with StrokeIt mouse gestures. The whole thing is always just poofing out on me.

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  • David says:

    “and there may be chance of virus moving your mouse pointer to main window close button without user knowing”
    Mate, if you have a virus in your system, it closing your browser window is the least of your worries.

  • Lax says:

    @David,

    Agree with you. But what i mean from that sentence is: When you move your mouse around the screen some times it stands on close button.This is what virus will Do. So for example: You want to click on some link on website but some times virus may take you mouse cursor to close button and you click will close all your tabs in chrome.

    That is what i mean:)

    Thanks for you Comment.

  • DayWongSong says:

    So what it doesn’t inform you the browser it self is still really amazing and a good thing to hit the net sense firefox :)

    • On the other side, since it’s first release, chrome has improved a lot most especially about its stability and performance. I remember during the first release, chrome on my computer keeps on terminating by itself.

  • Lax says:

    @DayWongSong ,
    No probs with that. But still as a user we expect it to give some sort of warning right.

    I Do agree that still its a great browser :)

  • Shirley says:

    Yes, there were a few notable problems with Google chrome. But fortunately, they’ve made some improvements since you’ve written this post.

    I will always use Firefox, but Chrome is its nice lightweight companion.

  • Lax says:

    @Shirley,

    Thanks for your opinion here dude.

  • Irha says:

    I came across the same annoying problem and was looking for a solution to reopen the window (in my case, I clicked on the close button on chrome accidentally, as I was trying to close another application in the foreground) as I had a couple of important tabs that I didn’t bookmark and didn’t remember the way to navigate back.

    However luckily, I was able to recover the last 10 tabs that were closed by using the “recently closed tabs”. I had more tabs than that in that window, but at least I recovered the important ones. I was glad that chrome remembered the tabs in the last window closed, but shame on it for not confirming while closing a window with multiple tabs.

  • Qunado eu clico na aba Do Chrome para altrnar abras ele fecha a aba que eu cliquei. Já passei antivírus, reiniciei, desfragmentei e nada. Tô começando a achar que é maior furada!

  • Lax says:

    @Irha,

    I came across the same situation many times yar.But apart from IE all the browsers has the feature of recovering last closed tabs.Even i reported this problem to Google directly.

    Need to see how they fixes it in next releases.But really that feature should be there right?

    @Daniela,

    Sorry yar i even used translators to understand your comments.But i didn’t get full context of your comments.
    Hope you will wright in english from next time :)

  • Yaseen Hamed says:

    We all know that GC is a new browser however a confirmation before closing bazillion tabs should be the basic tab handling feature which GC is missing! and above all there is no built in session save/restore in GC! (like Kamilion / FireFoX2+ / Opera 9+ and/ or IE7 / 8RC1). this means that not only you will end up closing all the tabs coincidently and immediately plus also you won’t get them back in same order/position next time when you open GC. (Ya history is always there but now convenient that would be?)

    I rank Google Chrome introductory browser who is missing lots of basic features!
    Chrome has to Do million times better then now if they want to compete with Firefox/opera and yes of course IE7 ! (now IE8RC1 has been released and its LOADED with features)

  • Lax says:

    @Yaseen,

    Thats ture man..GC missing so many simple and basic features.

  • Irha says:

    @Yaseen,

    It is not always possible to recover all your tabs. Consider this scenario, you have two windows open in chrome, each with several tabs. You accidentally close one of the windows, so you lost several tabs at once. You could recover the first 10 (since chrome seems to remember only the last 10 tabs) by keep reopening the closed tabs. However, if you also end up closing the other window, when you restart, chrome would remember and reopen only the tabs in the second window, not the one in the window that you accidentally closed. This is a serious limitation, but you won’t probably hit it all that often.

  • Lax says:

    @Irha,

    100% correct you’re! Before to the release of chrome people told so many great things like fast and etc… blah blah..

    But indeed these great features like warning before closing tabs,recovering last closed ones and all the makes the real difference to good and great products.

    • That’s true most especially if the website you are browsing is Ajax enabled. Though I haven’t tried it yet but i think, there will be some cases wherein GC can not really recover things you left on a certain website.

  • Flora says:

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  • tg3793 says:

    Yep, being able to save sessions that include more than one group of windows is essential for me. If you have that, then a “warning” before closing would not be a problem.

  • Salim says:

    Pardon the language, but that was one fucking dumb omission by Google. It’s so blooming annoying! Hopefully the next version will sort that out

  • this is a fact but i find chrome much faster and comfortable than IE and firefox

  • Kapil says:

    two more drawbacks I noticed.

    1. does not render CSS supported contents and publishes mostly in basic fonts

    2. does not support popular WYSIWYG HTML editor like FCKEditor (a MUST Feature for Content Management Systems)

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  • Ruchi says:

    I usually get irritate because Google Chrome close all tabs without warning. One more thing which is better in Firefox is that when we restart computer and open Firefox,it gives us option of restoring earlier session. This is very useful when we are reading some important stuff online and laptop gets hang.

  • ZXT says:

    the only thing I like about Chrome is its fast and has a big big window. Features still lacking tho and yes close all tabs without notification is a minus.

  • Taufiq Hasan says:

    I just know that. Thank you dude! FF is still my favorite.

  • Ruchi says:

    Once you are used to it it would be easy to use chorme, and it is really lightweight as compare to other all browsers balzingly fast.

  • Sham says:

    Firefox is by far the best..Chrome cos its fast does not become the best browser..Its lacking many features you rightly pointed out one of them..recently i came across post regarding lack of features in labnol.

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  • I never noticed this too. Lax,you are very observant. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Een Rockstar says:

    I don’t use chrome yet..I’m a fan of firefox but lately I’m a little bit dissapointed with it since it slow and always crash

  • ZXT says:

    I stopped using Chrome for about a month now. I’m sticking with Firefox and IE.

  • Google chrome has solved the problem…

  • collect bag says:

    I stopped using Chrome for about a month now.

  • Web Hosting says:

    Yeah, this is really annoying with StrokeIt mouse gestures. The whole thing is always just poofing out on me.

  • mimar says:

    Yes it is true. i found the same.
    Good work.

  • Web Hosting says:

    Once you are used to it it would be easy to use chorme, and it is really lightweight as compare to other all browsers balzingly fast.

  • chynnaheart says:

    but i found google chrome more friendly.because my firefox sometimes hang..and some application in Facebook not working in firefox

  • nitinsingh says:

    Yeah, this is really annoying with StrokeIt mouse gestures. The whole thing is always just poofing out on me.

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  • Jaxov says:

    Yes, now can you actually get a warning in Chrome browser before closing multiple tabs. Hit on below link for more details.

    http://jaxov.com/2010/02/how-to-get-warned-before-closing-multiple-tabs-in-google-chrome/

  • Yordan Davijour says:

    Why don’t they simply copy the best of Firefox? So, they’ll have the best browser in the world.

  • Jack McElwee says:

    Sorry but sometimes Chrome does have a dialogue box onscreen like ‘Close this tab or close all tabs’ Then when you check the close all tabs I get another box ‘Are you sure you want to close ‘X’ number of pages?’ Then when you hit OK then it closes the works. Opera has a feature that does all of the above and then says ‘Are you sure you want to close ‘X’ number of tabs? and besides OK there is a Countdown clock in seconds reading ‘Opera will close in ‘X’ number of seconds’ then if you wait it closes or hit OK and it closes then and there. FF & IE9 (Beta) are polite that way too.

    My problem is closing a single tab in Chrome. Yeah you right click the ‘tab’ & hit ‘close tab’ but and here’s the kicker lads & lassies- this particular tab page has NO top tab on it. Right clicking its body shows no option to close the tab. Ditto on right clicking anywhere on the top search bar or in the search window. I never saw one until I hit a link to Friendster in a yahoomail email message. I had to use TM to shut it down and it took several tries after it crashed Adobe Shockwave and ‘Aw Snapped’ Chrome and crashed it as well. Can anyone help me out? Thanks-Jack/keimanzero

  • Jack McElwee says:

    Call off the hounds folks! I found my answer under Help/Tabs & Windows. Never noticed that lower Chrome get acquainted sector before today.

    OK. If you get an open tab page(s) without a top tab on it simply hit CONTROL + w and hey presto! the tab page closes! Thanks a lot for previous queries re Chrome though. Later- Jack/keimanzero

  • Web Hosting says:

    Thanks for the info.
    good work.

    The whole thing is always just poofing out on me.

  • Ryan P says:

    I’ve noticed if I double click certain parts of the tab bar, like the top left corner, or any other part that doesn’t have tabs…. it does the unprompted close thing. Problem is I accidentally double click a lot, I habitually Do it sometimes.

  • This was really interesting that after thorough testing, Google releases anything. How can they really miss the basic UT Testing. :)

  • sanjeev says:

    Actually i too had a problem like this so i shifted to firefox..

  • New Mobiles says:

    ya it is true, but it is a good browser.

  • resim yükle says:

    Thanks for the info.
    good work.

  • Bea says:

    I used to set up two tabs when taking an online exam so that I Do not close my exam(s) accidentally. I would get that message and look at what I am closing since exams are often timed and many of them you can open only once. When I accidentally close the window with the exam I may not be able to recover it nor some strict professors will work it out for you. The “open recently closed” button wont help in this case!

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