Many a time and oft I get confused between close tab (+w) and close (+q) in Google Chrome, closing dozens of tabs at once.

How do I specify a close prompt before closing multiple tabs on Chrome (version 18.0.1025.168)?

I have tried chrome://flags/, and the wrench menues but found no such option.

2 Answers 2


Enabling "Warn Before Quitting" should prevent that from happening. You can find that option in the Chrome menu in the menubar.

When enabled, you need to hold down +Q for a bit before it actually quits.

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  • Where is this done?
    – Adam Matan
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 9:10
  • As I said, in the "Chrome" menu in the menubar.
    – Gerry
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 9:11
  • +1 Works. Sorry, too little coffee for this time of the day. Thanks!
    – Adam Matan
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 9:13
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    Screenshot for extra clarity :)
    – Gerry
    Commented May 6, 2012 at 9:14

That is not currently possible but you could do cmd+shift+T a number of times, until you have all your taps restored.

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