I have several users defined in my chrome browser. Each user has several windows open and each window has several tabs open.

I'd like to close all the windows/tabs of a specific user, while still be able to:

  1. Keep all the other users' windows/tabs open.
  2. Have all the closed user's windows/tabs restored when reopening the profile.

Any idea if there's some UI button or keyboard shortcut I missed?


This is not possible right now, but you can star this feature request if you'd like to see it introduced: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=130656

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  • I did. ;) May be we start signing some change org petition now? :) – poige Aug 7 '16 at 16:00
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    Quote from that page! -> Comment 37 by ew...@chromium.org, Yesterday (42 hours ago) Status: Fixed This has been addressed in M55 with the new update to the user menu, rolling out in the next week. When there is more than one window open for a given profile, a new "Close all your windows" button will appear at the bottom of the user menu. Thanks for all your feedback, everyone. – Eric Duncan Dec 3 '16 at 8:53
  • (for the record): version 58 's been release recently and still it lacks of the fix. – poige May 3 '17 at 0:54
  • @AlikElzin-kilaka this answer is outdated and wrong now, please change the accepted answer. – TWiStErRob Jun 6 at 17:52

It seems that a new features was introduced in chrome's stable build - mine is 55.0.2883.75 (64-bit). See screencap below.

It's a new option in the profile's left click: Close all your windows.

The problem is that it doesn't always restore all the closed windows and sometimes doesn't even restore at all, even though my startup setting is set to Continue where you left off.

EDIT: It seems that there are issues with the restoration and cleanup. More info here.

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edit(2017-08-09) - No need for right click anymore. Left click does the job.

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    Note also that the extensions are not closed when pressing this button which is basically 50% of the reason for having the button. – Hayden Moulds Dec 13 '16 at 8:02
  • @HaydenMoulds - Thanks. That's what I meant by the term "cleanup". – AlikElzin-kilaka Dec 13 '16 at 9:23
  • As of version 63, there is no such option anymore. – Tgr Jan 2 '18 at 18:31
  • @Tgr - They changed it to left click. Exists in version 63.0.3239.108 (Official Build) (64-bit). Changed description to left click. – AlikElzin-kilaka Jan 3 '18 at 8:30
  • Not in my browser (which is the same build): i.stack.imgur.com/fLiMk.png – Tgr Jan 3 '18 at 8:36

This has been possible for a while. Here's a screenshot from Chromium 71:

Chromium exit profile

There are some bugs still, e.g. some windows may not be restored, or some extensions may keep running. But if you have one window per profile, its tabs are saved and restored fine.

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  • Only one window per profile? That's absurd! ;-) – jlucktay Dec 12 '19 at 16:43

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