Bookmark All Google Chrome Tabs

Recent posts have discussed pinning and detaching tabs in Google Chrome. Today I’ll describe just one more tabs-related tip before I move on to other topics.

Sometimes you need to leave your computer, perhaps at short notice, and you’ve already built up a number of open tabs. If you don’t have Google Chrome configured to carry on where you left off when opening a new session, then closing the browser will lose those tabs and force you to remember and re-open them later to continue working.

There is, though, a workaround. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome button (the one with the three horizontal bars) and select Bookmarks > Bookmark Open Pages, or use Ctrl-Shift-D (Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac):

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This will create a custom folder in your bookmarks manager, containing links to all of your currently-open bookmarks. You can rename the resulting folder and place it anywhere in your bookmark system using the dialog that appears:

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I like to rename the new folder with today’s date and the name TABSAVE, e.g.

TABSAVE-2015-08-31

I then save it within a designated folder; you’ll see in the above figure that I have a folder called Later that I keep for just this sort of thing. This makes it easy for me to go back and delete these tab collections when they’re no longer relevant. Of course, you can use whatever system suits you best.