Tips for Google Chrome users : Save tab sessions.

Here at office today, we realized that we face dilemma when switching work as the tabs are unfinished and we are not done with them yet. Thus arises the question, to close or not to close! Although Firefox and some other browsers have save sessions and other tools to store the tabs for future use, chrome lacks this feature inbuilt into it.
However, most advancements and functionality are possible in chrome by using what are called extensions.
Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. You write them using web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Extensions have little to no user interface.Extensions can be downloaded from the Chrome web store. To a novice user however the task of installing and taking care of extensions can be a painful task.

The browser can sometimes be cluttered! With all those tabs hanging there, each one as important as the other. Now the nightmare, you’ve got to switch the task you’re on and proceed to another? What do you do??
Simple!! Save the tabs or the browsing session and simply restore them later!! 🙂
Read this tutorial to know how!

This post is about enabling you to save your session without the use of extensions:

Here is a post from OMG Chrome BY

Save & Restore Tab Sessions in Google Chrome

The first thing we want to do is create a bookmark folder in which future tab sessions will be stored. Now, you can skip this step if you want, but it helps keep things organised.

Right-click on the Bookmarks Bar (you can create it in the bookmarks menu if you wish, but I find having it readily accessible from the Bookmarks Bar is a plus) and choose ‘Add Folder…‘.

A modal dialog will appear asking you to give it a name. Don’t get too fancy; I titled mine ‘Saved Tabs’.

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When you next need (or want) to save a set of open tabs you need only right-click on the tab bar (aim for a specific tab if it helps) and choose the ‘Bookmark All Tabs option.

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Upon clicking this option the following bookmark dialog will appear:

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First, label the group of tabs with something memorable – e.g. the date or a theme. Then select the folder you created earlier. Finally, hit ‘OK’ to save them.

With your tabs now saved you can close or exit Chrome safely with the knowledge that you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off. If you have bookmark sync enabled, you’ll even be able to restore them from another computer.

Restoring Tabs

Restoring tabs from a saved session is easy: right-click on the appropriate folder in Saved Tabs and choose the ‘Open All Bookmarks’ option to load them in the current window, or ‘Open All Bookmarks in New Window‘ to have them launch in a new Chrome window.

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We hope that helped.


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