I'm running Google Chrome v28.0.1500.71 under Mac OS 10.8.4. With ~15 open tabs, I accidentally clicked "close other tabs" and wiped out all but one of my open tabs. I figured there would be an easy way to disable / hide that menu item but an extensive search on methods came up empty.

Does anyone know how to do it via Chrome or OS settings?

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    you know you can re-open them right? Right click on the bar and click "re-open closed tabs" or Do it one by one. – riseagainst Jul 15 '13 at 18:24
  • Thanks @guisasso. I've been using Chrome for over three years now and have never even noticed that option. – Josh Jul 15 '13 at 19:10
  • Also [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[t]. By the way, what were you trying to do when you accidentally hit "close other tabs"? – A.M. Jul 15 '13 at 20:56
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    Yeah, I know about "re-open closed..." But I never need the "close other" button and would just like to disable / hide it. @A.M. - I was trying to "duplicate tab" but scrolled down too far. I guess the scroll part and click part of my brain weren't in sync that day! – user249493 Jul 16 '13 at 19:49
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    @user249493 It really should be possible to do what you want (for any menu!), but people could get themselves into trouble. I say it would be fine as long as there is a clear "nuke all customizations" button. Have you looked into Chrome extensions that would (a) disable the button you don't want, (b) take away the need for you to push buttons near the one you don't want, or (c) re-open more than one tab at once (maybe all tabs closed in the last minute instead)? – A.M. Jul 16 '13 at 20:19

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