If you’re the type who always has dozens of tabs open in Chrome, you know all too well that your browser is getting too much memory. You may even be already suffering from consequences like Chrome freezing or even crashing.
While there are different ways to speed up your browser, there is a simple solution to this problem. Instead of overloading your browser, keep tabs in Chrome. Then you can close them and come back to view them later.
Before closing these tabs
Before you learn how to save tabs in Chrome for later reading or viewing, here’s one simple trick to help you avoid losing any of those open tabs Change your Chrome browser settings to automatically open tabs from your last Chrome session.
- Open Chrome and click the three vertical dots in the upper left corner of the window.
- Select Preferences.
- From the left menu, select On Startup.
- Click Continue from where you left off. Chrome will automatically save your changes.
The next time your browser starts to malfunction or crashes, you don’t need to worry about losing your active session.
Use the built-in method to save tabs in Chrome
Even if you’re already using the ability to open tabs from your last browsing session when you open Chrome, there is another way to keep tabs for added peace of mind. This option allows you to manually save the entire active set of tabs and return to them later.
First, make sure you have the bookmarks bar enabled. To do this, go to the Chrome menu (three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the window) and hover your cursor over Bookmarks. You should have a check mark next to Show Bookmark Bar.
Now that the bookmark bar is enabled, you can bookmark all active tabs.
On the ribbon menu, go to Bookmarks> Bookmark All Tabs. Alternatively, open the Chrome menu and hover over Bookmarks, then click Bookmark All Tabs. Either will open the Bookmark All Tabs menu.
Enter a name for the bookmark folder and click Save.
If you plan to use this feature frequently, it is important to organize your bookmarks. For example, you can save a folder with subfolders that will contain all of your saved sessions. Each time you save a new set of tabs, you can give it a distinguished name, such as a date or a short link to what’s in a subfolder. Later you can add pages, rename or delete any folder or subfolder.
You can now close the browser window and access your tabs from that session at any time. To do this, locate the folder in the bookmarks bar and right-click on it. Select “Open All” or “Open All in New Window / Incognito Mode” to open your saved tabs.
Use Chrome Extensions to Manage Your Tabs
Keeping tabs by adding them to bookmarks can be easy, but it’s not the most efficient method. This clutters your browser’s memory with temporary data. Plus, if you start to bookmark all the tabs, you risk confusing them and losing important ones. You can also save the same bookmark many times in different bookmark folders.
Another way to keep tabs in your browser is to install one of the dedicated Chrome extensions. They have handy features like saving tabs with one click, organizing tabs, being able to search through saved tabs, and more. If you prefer this method to accumulating bookmarks in your browser, try one of the following Chrome extensions.
OneTab is the best choice for those who are tired of searching through many open tabs only to realize that the tab they were looking for is open in another Chrome window.
OneTab does exactly what the name promises – this extension combines all your open tabs into one. Then you can easily search your browser without overloading it. You can also undo this by restoring one tab or the entire active session.
One of the most interesting features this extension offers is the ability to create a web page with a list of your tabs, which you can then share with other people.
Toby for Chrome
Toby for Chrome
Toby for Chrome is a useful extension that will keep your tabs organized. It allows you to save individual tabs to the Chrome collection or save all active sessions with one click.
After downloading and enabling the extension, go to the Extensions menu next to the address bar and click Toby for Chrome to save the tab. You can also open the extension and then drag the tabs to save them.
This extension has a number of practical features including sync collections and dark mode. However, if you don’t like extensions that take up the Chrome start page, Toby for Chrome is not the best choice. After you enable this extension and open a new tab, you will see that it automatically opens the Toby for Chrome start page.
If you’re a fan of minimalism, try the Session Buddy Chrome extension. Most of all, you will love the simple interface, clear organization system and only the most important functions of the tab manager in one window.
With Session Buddy, you can save tabs from one or all open windows at the same time, search in saved sessions, and open a separate tab, or all of them together.
Time to remove clutter from your browser
We all suffer from too many browser tabs opening from time to time. Keeping tabs and closing them instead of keeping them all open will help you clean up Chrome and improve your overall browsing experience
Are you saving your tabs for future browsing sessions, or would you rather have them all open at once? Share your knowledge of the Chrome browser with us in the comments below.