When we are on a browsing spree, we keep on opening multiple tabs one after another and eventually the tabs become a mess and it becomes very difficult for to identify the open tabs. In extreme cases, it can even lead to Chrome crashing unexpectedly.
If you have been facing such problems, you should consider limiting the maximum number of tabs that can be opened in Google Chrome. Chrome doesn’t come with a built in option to limit the maximum number of tabs that can be opened simultaneously but if you take a look at the Chrome web store, you will find plenty of free extensions that can help you with limiting the maximum open tabs in Google Chrome.
One such useful extension for limiting the maximum open tabs in Google Chrome is xTab. Using xTab is very simple, just install the extension on Google Chrome and once it is installed, you can click on the xTab icon that appears in Chrome’s extension bar and manually enter the maximum number of open tabs you want in Chrome.
xTab also lets you select which tab you want to close when the maximum open tab limit is reached. You can either choose to close the tabs least accessed tab or the oldest tab opened. Follow the instructions below to configure xTab on Google Chrome and limit the maximum open tabs in Chrome.
How to Limit the Maximum Open tabs in Google Chrome with xTab
- Step 1: Head over to the xTab download link provided at the bottom of this article and install it on Google Chrome.
- Step 2: Once xTab is installed, you can click on the xTab icon that appears in the chrome extension bar and select the maximum number of tabs that can be opened simultaneously in Google Chrome.
- Step 3: You will also need to select the tabs which can be closed when the maximum open tabs limit is crossed.
That’s it, now chrome will limit open tabs to the maximum limit set by you in xTab.
Download: xTab for Google Chrome