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I know that I can go to history section in desktop and there I can locate the history of android tabs separately and then can open the tabs one by one.

But I want to transfer all of my current Android session to desktop at once without going through the arduous process of locations URLs in history one by one and then opening them.

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Use Tabs from other devices on the left of History (you can go straight to chrome://history/syncedTabs), click on Open all in menu () on the right.

chrome://history/syncedTabs

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    This only shows the tabs that have already been closed. I don't feel that it answers the question of "current session". – Tom Anderson Sep 11 '17 at 4:58
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    Actually, I changed my mind. I think it answers the question but it's incomplete. If the tabs are too old, they don't show up in the list, but we can use the workaround suggested by @Luke Flegg. Also, stale entries appear in the "Tabs from other devices" list. – Tom Anderson Sep 11 '17 at 6:16
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    As @TomAnderson says, this only shows a list of recent tabs, not the list of actually open tabs. In other words, there's no correlation to whether the tabs are currently open or have been closed, only to whether they've been recently visited. – waldyrious Feb 14 '18 at 9:55
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    @TomAnderson Update: Now it works for all tabs - old and new alike. – ankit Dec 27 '19 at 11:47
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    Oh my gosh, you just saved me years of wasted time. Thank you so much lol. – timhc22 Apr 2 '20 at 17:06
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The only workaround (if you can even call it that) is refreshing the tabs on my phone, one by one. Then they appear on my desktop. This isn't viable when you have hundreds of open tabs on the phone.

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    I agree that this is an answer. The "Tabs from other devices" response by @Hex does work but only if the tabs aren't too old. If they are too old, then this workaround can fix it. I just refreshed 134 tabs on my Android. It took around five minutes so it is possible to do but very annoying. – Tom Anderson Sep 11 '17 at 6:19
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    I just found a solution to avoid the annoying process of refreshing all tabs one by one. If you go to your Google Android settings section and you click in your Google account preferences (the avatar), you can force a toggle on/off/on to get all the tabs synced. – Ferran Basora Jan 1 '18 at 19:51
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    @FerranBasora "Google Android settings" - where is this? on the mobile? – lifebalance Feb 3 '18 at 19:12
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    @lifebalance I think FerranBasora meant Account settings. Usually in Android settings you can find accounts that are synced. Like Microsoft live accounts or Google accounts. When you locate the google account you use for your chrome, you open its sync settings and find "Chrome". Turn that off and on again — force sync. Worked for me with over 100 tabs – Ev0oD Sep 25 '19 at 11:10
  • Now no longer do we need to update tabs. The problem is finally sorted. – ankit Dec 27 '19 at 11:48
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A somewhat working solution is found here:
https://dev.to/piczmar_0/when-you-never-close-tabs-on-your-mobile-chrome-browser-2boj

I wonder if it preserves the order of the open tabs, this is crucial for me.

# First enable USB debugging on phone and connect via USB
# Then install android developer tools

# Verify device is connected and permissions granted
./adb devices -l

# Connect to Chrome Android's legacy debugging API
./adb forward tcp:9222 localabstract:chrome_devtools_remote

# Visit http://localhost:9222 to verify, then
curl http://localhost:9222/json/list > mobile-tabs.json
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  • Wow, amazing solution! – James EJ Feb 12 at 14:00
  • Amazing. This is the only solution that works with ALL tabs, unlimited numbers, including the new Chrome Mobile feature of "Tab Groups"! Copying the json list into an editor and a bit of regex magic, I got it into an excel in a few minutes. – Underlines Feb 14 at 16:40
  • Works brilliantly. Thanks for this (and to Marcin Piczkowski for originally documenting the idea)! – Garrulinae May 17 at 0:46
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How can I export the list of open Chrome tabs? (Android.StackExchange.com. Currently highest voted under tag chrome-for-android)

Firefox-solution:

(for those who can switch browsers)

Synced tabs

Last time I tested Google Chrome's solution, it only got 20 tabs at a time.

  1. Make sure your PC is synced with the Android-device
  2. Disconnect the computer from the internet (if you have hundreds of tabs open)
  3. Sync-sidebar: Right click device
  4. Open All In Tabs
  5. Firefox gives up loading them after a while because you're not connected to the internet (much faster on Ubuntu than macOS)
  6. Right click a tab -> Select all tabs
  7. Right click a tab -> Bookmark All Tabs
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Connect your usb keyboard to a micro usb adapter then plug it into your phone s charging port. This will remove the annoyingness to refresh tabs

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  • That doesn't answer the question of being able to export the tabs from Android to desktop. – Dan Atkinson Jan 24 '19 at 12:42

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