Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Set Chrome to Open Your Favorite Tabs

There are probably a few websites you visit everyday.  Email, attendance, Google Drive, maybe even Hapara Teacher Dashboard.  Did you know Google Chrome can open all those tabs automatically each time you open the app?  It's really simple to set up.

First, open all the tabs that you want to have up each time you open Chrome and make sure they are in the order you want them to be in.

Then click the hotdog menu (the three little lines) on the upper right hand corner of your browser window and choose settings.  

Look for the "On startup" section.  Select the option for "Open a specific page or set of pages" and then click the little blue link that says "Set pages".

At the bottom of the window that pops up, click the button that says "Use current pages".  Then click "Save".  

That's it!  Now when you open up Chrome, all of your tabs will open just the way you want them to.  

*Note - If you use a Mac, these pages will only be opened each time you re-launch Chrome and not each time you open a new set of windows.


  1. Another tack is to pin your tabs, then set the settings to "Continue Where You Left Off". This gives me more flexibility to pin and close tabs according to my current needs without having to program the websites to open. There you go :)

    1. Glenn,

      Yes! I use that feature also! That will be a future blog post. :)

      I like your point about "Continue Where You Left Off" and being able to pin and unpin tabs as you desire. Sounds like it fits your needs well. I like my email to be in a larger tab so that I can see the indicator that says I have an unread email, so I think it just depends on what works best for each person.

      Thank you for commenting!


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