Close All Tabs Extension

The Close All Tabs is a small extension for Googler Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users. Using this extension, you can quickly close all open tabs in all open windows at once except the current tab and pinned tabs. Install it for Chrome and Firefox.

How to use?

After installation, you would notice its icon on the browser toolbar. Hit this button whenever you want to close all tabs, and within a second, it would clear all open tabs in all open windows, except your current tab and pinned tabs.

close all tabs extension

Keyboard Command

Apart from the toolbar button, this extension also offers a keyboard shortcut command Alt + W – which makes it much easier to use. Just to remind you here, keyboard command CTRL + W closes the current tab in Chrome.

close tabs keyboard shortcut extension

Incognito Tabs and Windows?

The Firefox version of this extension closes incognito (private) windows and tabs along with the regular windows and tabs. But, in Chrome, the extension closes only the non-incognito windows and tabs by default.

If you want to close incognito windows and tabs with this extension on Chrome, you need to allow this extension to run in incognito from the Extensions page, as shown in the following screenshot:


Once you enable this extension for Incognito, it would start working in incognito mode and close all incognito tabs and windows along with the normal non-incognito tabs and windows.

If you like this tiny tool, please rate it 5-stars on the Chrome Web Store and Mozilla AMO. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any feedback or suggestion.

Related Extension: Go Incognito for Chrome

Posted by Arpit Gupta

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5 Responses

  1. Guikarist says:

    I love this extension. But it does not work with Chrome Canary 73.0.3633.0.
    Would you like have a check?
    The symptom is the shortcut key does not work and clicking the extension neither.

  2. Roland Georgiano says:

    Leaving current tab open kills usefulness. Should have option to open home page in lieu of keeping current tab alive.
    Can do same thing, without extension, by right clicking Vivaldi tab and close other tabs then click home to get desired page….same number of clicks. Would be super useful to me if all tabs closed leaving my home page open. Thanks!

  3. Samuel G says:

    Agree with Roland Georgiano

  4. Dan Cooley says:

    This extension does not close all tabs. It works as the “Close Other Tabs” extension.

  5. Chris says:

    This is great. Thank you.

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