How to Restore Google Chrome Tabs After Restart.
Like most of you, I have tons of Chrome tabs open all the time. I’m guilty of lethargy, I hardly close them, hoping to read them later. The only solution is to put the computer into hibernation mode, which will slow it down over time. However, I recently discovered a new Chrome setting “On Startup” that not only opens previous sessions and tabs, but also has several other useful options. So, here’s how to restore Google Chrome tabs after restart and other options you might want to try.
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How to restore Google Chrome tabs after restarting
1. Proceed where you left off
I personally use this setup. It resumes the entire Chrome session as after launching Chrome. It’s great if you have dozens of tabs open and all of them have useful information. Thus, you will not only save the data, but also find time to view them later in turn.
To enable, launch Chrome and open the settings in the upper right corner of the page.
This will open the settings in a new tab. You can either click on the On Startup settings in the left sidebar, or scroll down the page.
By default, you should have the Open New Tab page selected. To turn on closed tab recovery, simply select the “Continue where you left off” option. Try opening multiple tabs, closing and restarting Chrome.
2. Open specific pages
If you have certain web pages that you instantly open every time you launch Chrome, you should enable this one. For example, I mainly use WordPress and Slack and this opens both tabs on startup. It’s simple and simple to save a lot of time.
Select the “Open a specific page or set of pages” option. Which gives you two more options: “Add New Page” and “Use Current Pages”.
To add a new page, click Add New Page.
Now enter the URL you want to open and click Add. Likewise, you can add as many pages as you like using the same option.
Next is the “Use current pages” option. I really don’t like to use this. As it just launches the tabs that are currently open in the browser. For example, if I have Google and YouTube open, and I turn it on. It will open them every time I start Chrome. It doesn’t matter if I close these tabs or add new ones. Thus, you will have to manually select “Use Current Pages” over and over again, which is against the goal.
This is how you set up the start page in Google Chrome. My favorite option, as I mentioned, is “Continue where you left off” as it refreshes all tabs every time I open Chrome. I don’t see the point in installing an extension as this feature is customizable enough to suit everyone’s needs. Hopefully now you know how to restore Google Chrome tabs after restart. If you have any questions, please leave a comment!
Also read how to run multiple independent instances of Chrome.