Google Chrome: Hide All Open Tabs With a Single Click

Since tabbed browsing was introduced to web browsers, I don’t know how I’d live without it. Sometimes you’ll want to hide multiple open tabs though. PanicButton lets you hide and restore multiple tabs with one click in Google Chrome.

To get started, install the Panic Button extension for Chrome.

Panic button Chrome

The PanicButton icon appears next to the Chrome address bar.
Panic BUtton Icon

To hide all tabs, click the PanicButton icon and it hides all the tabs and will turn green. It also displays the number of tabs hidden.

Panicbutton Action

Click on it again to reopen all of the tabs. It lets you assign shortcut keys to PanicButton as well. To do that, right click on PanicButton icon and click on Options.

Panicbutton Options

Under Keyboard Shortcut tab, select the key combination to use.

PanicButton Shortcut

You can assign a password  to prevent any unauthorized use if your computer has multiple users. Under Password Protection settings, change it to Yes and type a password.

PanicButton Password Option

You’ll need to type in a password now anytime you want to use it.

PanicButton Password

In Options, it lets you change the way tabs open.

PanicButton Safe Page

If you want to open multiple tabs at once in Google Chrome, check out the Tabulate plugin.




  1. becket

    If you want to hide all tans, why not just hiding the whole browser? Or use online storage, Only the one with your account name and password can see the tabs you opened or ever opened.
    These just the basic funtions,as I know, Avant browser, maxthon, firefox all have these features.

  2. grndnl

    Can’t you already use alt-`? I know it doesn’t have a password, but people don’t know about that shortcut at all..

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