extension ExtPose

Last Tab (delisted)

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Opens a new tab when the last tab is closed instead of closing the window.

Image from store Last Tab
Description from store When you close the last tab in a window, this extension will open a new tab and prevent the window from being closed. Because of Chrome API's restrictions, the extension works by creating a pinned tab without a title that stays open. When that tab is activated, the extension will activate the first real tab. There is a "Open new tab on click" option that does what the name says. It will change the tab icon to indicate its new behavior. This extension is based on the "Keep One Pinned Tab" extension. I felt a rewrite was needed because the original extension was buggy and written in a way that made fixing it difficult. There is a known issue with the "Open new tab on click" option where moving with Ctrl + Tab through tabs will open a new tab if you circle around to the first tab. Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to avoid that with the Chrome API. However, I suppose that people who use shortcuts for moving through tabs will also use them for opening new tabs, so they won't need the "Open new tab on click" option.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-04-15) Yuhua Deng: excellent
  • (2020-03-27) Esteban Benitez: Funciona perfectamente bien, cumple a la perfección su función. Pequeña, simple y eficiente extensión.
  • (2020-03-21) Guillermo Siliceo Trueba: The app has good intentions and most of the time works as intended. I get a weird extra space at the left most side of my tab bar but thats ok. What'´s not ok is blocking input on chrome, no keyboard, no mouse. Just the browser open visible but unresponsive. Then after trying to close it and fail and spiking the CPU i had kill it with the Activity Monitor and even then it took minutes! This was a hard beast to kill, do not install, unless you love fighting with your computer.
  • (2020-01-19) Boštjan Marlboro: Your addon is good, but it is not possible to remove first tab? Google could added this option is settins ex: Leave last tab open: No / Yes - easy, but they are bad developers. They didn`t added even icon for last closed tabs sad really sad. One row for tabs oh my good this is just sad really sad! I use this in my Firefox 54 and is awesome only that Firefox is/was more customized. I don`t have empty small tab it is possible to make it very very very small? I am using Chrome very rare, because is garbage and totally locked. it is not customized at all... icons can`t be moved on the left side and this is very sad. Chrome don`t support Multi-row and this really sad for year 2020. Now Internet speed go up to 1 Gbps and computers are faster and faster every day, but browsers are still the same as IE in Windows 95! Multi-row most be by default in all browsers for last 10 years.In settings user will set how wide tab will be and how small tab will be. For all this is just simple code that move tab in next row when one is full. No one use browser on 10" screen... average size go from 16" - 24" even 27" - 32". Most popular is 16 - 17.3" for laptop and for PC 20 - 24". Ram is cheap and is not hard to buy ex: 2x 8GB . In real life everything above is not even important! I started using Firefox v3.0 - 2008 it was only browser with Multi-row and this is one of the reasons why I started using Firefox. Before I started using Firefox back in 2008, I used Opera why that Sidebar was awesome easy access for Download, History and Bookmarks. Simple click on the left side and sidebar was open next click I open History or Bookmarks - Download was open by default. After a month I found All-in-One Sidebar and this was almost last feature that I need for fast and easy browsing! Last and final feature why I set Firefox as default browser it is Tab Groups this is the best feature ever created in history of browsers!! Leave open or open 5 windows is pain in the *** not only that minimize/maximize is a lot harder, but with one window is just one click on Start Row icon -> simple. I can leave Groups open for days and they don't bother me + I don't even see them, because they are hidden. With windows good luck if you close one by mistake bye all tabs from that window. With Tab Groups I have alot of features... Backup, move tabs from group to group, I can backup and send by mail unlimited number of tabs, then I go in work or to my friend and with only 2 click I can open 300 tabs. This is why I am still using Firefox 54! I use browser a lot easier, faster and is a lot more customized then Chrome! New Firefox is garbage and I will stay with this version, until the pages are no longer open.... Every user use browser different and that is why browsers most be the most customized softwares. Not like now the same as IE in windows 95. I use 100 tabs average my father use minimal 50 tabs up to 100+ if Old Firefox didn`t existed browsing will be pain in the ***.Like I said browsers are still the same as before 30 years ago, they didn`t change or added nothing useful.
  • (2019-11-11) Rachel Phillips: crashes brave, unable to start brave, had to remove to use brave
  • (2019-06-29) László Kiss: Eddig nagyon jól működik, tetszik.
  • (2019-04-11) ivan sun: 很有用,能够通过一个很小的空白标签保留浏览器窗口。 但是会导致不能把标签拖成独立的窗口。
  • (2019-03-12) Danil: При включенной функции 'Open new tab on click' с каждым запуском браузера прибавляется 1 '+' слева от вкладок
  • (2019-02-18) Деметрий: понравилось тем, что открывает не полноценную вкладку, а пустую (без названия и трафика)
  • (2019-02-17) Bilbo Baggins: Currently has a bug leading to not being able to extract a tab into a new window (an empty window will appear and the tab will stay in the old window)
  • (2019-01-12) রোল মডেল: Working exactly as it should. Thank you for doing Google's work.
  • (2018-12-31) Justin Cram: Makes moving around with hotkeys very difficult
  • (2018-12-20) Constantine Ketskalo: Addon is working great, but there is a bug. If you want to drag and drop a tab between chrome windows - old window will stay there with new empty tab opened and you'll not be able to drop the tab to second window. You have to disable this addon first and then you can drag and drop and re-enable it back again. But thanks for the addon anyway. Hope it will be approved in future or probably Google just adds this feature to Chrome.
  • (2018-11-27) Crazy Constanta: Addon is really great, however I would rather prefer that it doesn't show up anything (I mean interface like fixed tab), just work without changing browser's look. And unfortunately when you turn it on in private mode it has bug: it doesn't let you switch to the leftmost tab in private mode.
  • (2018-06-17) Aaron Wiebe: I like this, it's helpful but every time I close the brower the next time I open it I have a blank tab pinned. if I close and reopen it often then I get quite a few of these piling up with no easy way to bulk close tabs. This doesn't happen on my other computer that I can tell, just this one PC.
  • (2018-03-05) Simione Mambo: goog
  • (2018-03-02) tralala kzn: Полезное расширение, спасибо! Есть только один неприятный момент: когда включен режим "Open new tab on click" при повторном запуске Chrome рядом с плюсиком(добавление новой вкладки) создаётся ещё такой же плюсик, если нажать на который, то выглядик как вкладка с текстом на странице "newTab". И её при каждом новом запуске приходится закрывать вручную. В обычном режиме всё Ок, только от этой кнопки тогда толку нет, нажимая на неё ничего не происходит, а только место занимает.
  • (2017-10-12) Andrey Orst: that empty tab can be duplicated.
  • (2017-08-21) Tom: just works
  • (2017-08-14) Евгений Шляпкин: Давно искал, НО: вкладка постояная(в "Don't Close Window With Last Tab" реализованно лучше) и при нажатии на неё создаётся сразу 2-3 вкладки!
  • (2017-07-24) exactly what I was looking for, worked like a charm, thank you
  • (2017-07-07) Tanmoy Dewanjee: It creates one more blank tab over the existing blank tab when Chrome is opened after closing. Otherwise, it does the job well.
  • (2017-04-20) Haowei Chen: It's the best use of the plug-in after chrome toolbox
  • (2017-04-19) AVP: Постоянный фокус на пустой недоразвитой вкладке. Хотелось бы, чтобы её совсем не было видно, как у других подобных расширений.
  • (2017-01-12) Martin Fürholz: When I uninstall it, Chrome always opens an error page, telling me that this extension can't be found, when I start Chrome.
  • (2016-09-16) Orpheus Xenakis: Gets the job done just fine as far as I've used it, but it bothers me that it uses a pinned tab for it's work... Or at least that the tab is visible.
  • (2016-08-11) Иван Серебров: Пустой вкладки не будет-то будет норм, а так-хрень
  • (2016-07-30) Максим Мединский: Почти то, что искал. При закрытии последней вкладки - открывает FVD Speed Dial или то, что указано в настройках хрома. Из минусов - непонятная кнопка слева сверху, которая открывает по 2 вкладки сразу. И убрать её нельзя. Она просто работать перестает, но на панели остается. Поэтому только 4.
  • (2016-07-24) Ola Berntsson: For some reason, when you start Chrome it opens to the url: chrome-extension://nggjcpipkefkgldicofgmealjndjnhba/blank.html This is really annoying, and I can't seem to change my start page to anything else. Otherwise, this extension would be a top 5-star extension.
  • (2016-07-08) yeahyeah okok: Does the job. Thankful for workaround to awful bug in Chrome.


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3.9358 (109 votes)
Last update / version
2014-05-12 / 1.0
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