Although restarting the Chrome browser isn’t necessary most of the times, but in case the tabs stop responding and you need to give your browser a quick restart without losing the open tabs, then we’ve got an easy way for you.
How to Restart Chrome Browser without Losing the Open Tabs?
This is a simple trick which uses one of Chrome’s internal commands as well as the bookmark bar.
Right-click on the Bookmark bar — activate it by pressing ‘CTRL+SHIFT+B’ — and select ‘Add Page’ from the drop-down menu.
Give a name for the bookmark, like we used ‘Restart Chrome’ for this example. Then enter ‘chrome://restart’ in the URL box and click Save.
After you’re done, the ‘Restart Chrome’ bookmark will appear in the bookmark bar on Chrome.
Now all you need to do is click on the ‘Restart Chrome’ bookmark and the browser will close down all open tabs and will automatically re-open all the tabs soon after closing them.
This is a handy tool for those of you who’d prefer a nifty way to counter unresponsive tabs. Please keep in mind that any unsaved work on the open tabs will be lost — like filled forms or an incomplete request for a page.