I know this may seem like a silly question but it is certainly a minor feature that I would love to use, if it exists. Is there a way to quickly select multiple browser-tabs in Chrome, and move them all to a new browser window?

I know that you can take one tab, and pull it off of the current Chrome session to create new window. Then, you can drag-and-drop other tabs from any Chrome session to the new window.

At times, I'll often have 20+ tabs open in a browser. To cut down on clutter, I'll create a new Chrome window and move 3-5 page to the new session. Currently, this means that I have to drag-drop... drag-drop... drag-drop... and so on.

It would be nice to be able to select the tabs I want to move and just pull them all off at once. Can this be done?


3 Answers 3


This feature is currently supported like this:

  1. Select the first tab
  2. Hold Ctrl
  3. Click on additional tabs you wish to move.
  4. Release Ctrl
  5. Drag the tabs to a new window or outside of the current window and a new window will automatically be created.

Use instead of Ctrl on Mac.

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    You can also select ranges of tabs with Shift.
    – gronostaj
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:17
  • Sadly, Firefox doesn't seem to yet. Very rarely do I do this - but it would be a nice feature for that sometimes. +1, great tips.
    – nerdwaller
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:22
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    Well, I feel like an idiot. I actually tried this, but since my tabs didn't appear to be highlighted, I assumed it wasn't working. Oh well. You already have 4 up-votes, I have 2 and someone commented that this "isn't possible". I guess this is a more common (failure of) observation than I would have initially thought.
    – RLH
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:24
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    Note that this does not work in Chrome for Mac.
    – cdeszaq
    Nov 26, 2013 at 21:48
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    @cdeszaq Just use ⌘ instaed of Ctrl
    – tig
    Jul 7, 2015 at 18:52

You can also select tabs by domain/by opener by enabling experimental feature on


this adds these options on the context menu when right clicking the tab

  • (Sadly) this option seems to have been removed Apr 9, 2018 at 19:05

Shift select all tabs in range
Ctrl select multiple tabs

Shift select all tabs in range
select multiple tabs

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