Open Selected Closed Tabs In Google Chrome

Google Chrome remains my personal favorite for daily usage. However, one really annoying thing about Chrome has been the clumsy way it handles reopening of recently closed tabs. Why should I right-click the title bar, select Reopen Closed Tab and repeat the procedure five times to get back the tab that I closed five instances ago? Why is there no choice?

A new Chrome extension by the name of Trash Can allows you to do just that. Basically it lists all previously closed tabs in a drop-down menu, and you can click just the one you need to reopen it quickly.

The extension adds a trash-bin like icon to your extensions bar, where you can simply click the icon and a list of recently closed tabs will appear. There is no limit to the number of tabs that is remembered.

Trash Can is in a very initial stages, and does not sport many features other than the basic functionality that it offers. However, the developer promises several new features in later versions, including:

  • Save tabs between sessions.
  • Better support for multiple windows, if necessary.
  • Incognito mode support.
  • Optional limit on the number of tabs to remember.

On a final note, while it says that Incognito mode is not yet supported, my testing with it resulted in fine working. Also, Trash Can uses a lot less memory than any other similar extension around (well under 1MB of memory).

Install Trash Can

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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