How to Save All Open Chrome Browser Tabs for a Later Session

If you’re an avid follower of Gransplain, you’ll already know how to save, find and open a single browser tab by bookmarking. If you missed that post, you can find it here. However, what if you’d like to bookmark all your open tabs at once?

Say you’ve been working on a particular project and you’d like to keep all your web sources to hand but prefer to get them out of sight so they don’t get confused with ones you’ll be searching on for another project? It’s especially handy if you don’t want to mix business with personal admin. You can close all open tabs in one go and keep them together in a bookmark file so you can later re-open them all. Here are the simple steps to do so if you’re using the most popular browser, Chrome….

Bookmarking Multiple Tabs at Once

Simply right-click in the open space at the top, next to the tabs, and then select “Bookmark All Tabs.” Alternatively, you can use your key commands by pressing Ctrl+Shift+D if using Windows or Cmd+Shift+D if instead you’re working on a Mac.

Chrome will create a new folder for all your open tabs. You can rename it as you see fit, eg with today’s date or the theme of your project. Then click “Save.”

Managing your Bookmarks

You can see and organize this and all of your bookmarks in “Bookmark Manager.” To navigate there, click the three vertical dots at the top of the window, and then click Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.

You can right-click your chosen folder in “Bookmark Manager” or the “Bookmarks” menu to see options. Click “Open All Bookmarks” to quickly open all the websites in a folder.

You can also choose whether you want to open your bookmarks in a new window or a new incognito window

Once the folder is created, you can easily remove a single website within it. Simply select it, and then click “Delete.”

Likewise, to remove an entire folder, right-click it, and then select “Delete.”

Next week we’ll cover an even easier option for saving tabs on your browser, especially if you don’t want to keep them forever. If you’d like to automatically receive the weekly Gransplain post, simply add your email address below and hit “Enter”. We’ll keep your details just between us.

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