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In Chrome we can close all the tabs in a window while keeping a selected one open.

Is there a keyboard shortcut to "close other tabs"?

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No keyboard shortcut i know about and checking google forums neither does anyone else.

There is an extension Close Inactive Tabs this is a button which closes all other tabs except the active one

No more confusing menus

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There's an entry in the suggestions box. – JdeBP Jun 18 '11 at 12:15

The shortcut key to close all other tabs is CtrlShiftAltW if you install Amazing Tab Shortcuts, freely available in the Chrome Web Store.

I use it frequently for scripts, which I suspect is your use.


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Alas, doesn't appear to work on Linux. – Joseph Garvin Oct 8 '14 at 1:00

None of them work. The easiest way is to right-click on the tab that you want to keep open and then click 'close other tabs'. The shortcut to close ALL tabs is Ctrl+Shift+W, to open a new tab is Ctrl+T, and to close the tab you are on is Ctrl+W. Also, if you close a tab by mistake and want to reopen it to the same page it was on, use Ctrl+Shift+T. Experiment with the rest like, Ctrl+Shift+E, etc.

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In the question it we can see already that the way how to do this with mouse is known. I think it is not needed to show keyboard shortcuts for other functions here. – pabouk Oct 17 '13 at 9:44

Here is an extension that assigns a keyboard shortcut to close other tabs. .

Works great on my Mac with Chrome stable channel.

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In OS X you can create ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Google Chrome/ and save this script there with Script Editor:

tell window 1 of app "google chrome" to close tabs whose id is not (get id of active tab)

Then use FastScripts to give the script a shortcut.

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