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How To Lock Tabs In Google Chrome To Prevent Accidental Closing

by on June 3, 2015

Many times we accidentally close the tabs or the whole browsing window while doing some important work. This brought us to a huge problem as we have to then reload the page and start from the beginning. This is really annoying. However, some browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer tend to ask in a dialogue box if we really want to close multiple tabs, but Google Chrome doesn’t have this feature. In this tutorial I will guide you how to lock tabs in Google Chrome to prevent accidental closing.

Fortunately, there is a simple trick that will help to prevent all the accidentally closed tabs in Google Chrome. It is a Google Chrome extension, Lock Tab that locks the tabs in Google Chrome, and make us recovered.  After installing the Lock Tab, users can lock tabs by just clicking on the lock icon appearing in the address bar, or they can use the “Ctrl+Alt+L Shortcut”.

Once the user locks a tab, its title will be changed into locked. All the pages you are browsing on that tab will be locked. Whenever you try to close the tab either by clicking on cross sign or Chrome close button, it will frequently ask you whether you want to leave the page or not, in a prompted dialogue box.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Install Lock Tab from Chrome Web Store.
  2. Restart your computer to make the extension more effective.
  3. Now open the page of which you want to lock the tab. Then click on the ‘Blue Lock Tab Icon’ appearing at the end of the address bar. Instantly the page will be locked with a change in the locker icon.
  4. Now whenever you click on close button, a prompt window will appear showing you a confirmation message.
  5. You can click on “Leave this page” to leave or “Stay on this page” to not to leave the page.

Now you’re free from worries of accidental closing the pages on Google Chrome!

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