How to Open Multiple Tabs on Start Up with Chrome

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Google has packed its Chrome web browser with a host of top-notch features that have helped make it the most widely used browser on the Internet. Unfortunately, many of those features are either hidden or need to be activated in order for you to start taking advantage of them.

Case in point, Chrome, like Microsoft's Internet Explorer, allows users to open multiple web pages on start up. To set your web pages, follow the tips below.

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  1. Sign into your Chrome and click the gear icon in the right corner of the screen.


  2. Select Settings from the drop down menu.


  3. Choose Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages under On Startup and click Set Pages.


  4. Enter the URLs for the websites that you want to open when you start Chrome in the dialogue box and click OK.

  5. Close and restart Chromeand the URLs your entered should open automatically.

Author Bio
Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley, LAPTOP Senior Writer
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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  • sanchari Says:

    Can we open multiple tabs in explorer in one new tab (not one window but tab in explorer itself)? Easier to compare info on multiple tabs.

  • K. Harris Says:

    These instructions need to be updated as the ability to 'Set Pages' is no longer available to click.

  • Jim Price Says:

    That no longer applies with Version 56.0.2924.28 beta (64-bit)

  • Abdoulkader Says:

    I'm interested in using the Knowledge Graph as a new Windows Launcher on Laptop to compensate for Freezing Chrome and thus seeking your enlightenment. Tks a lot

  • Annie Says:

    I went through setting a specific page but when I close the browser at the X and re open the new tabs do not open.
    Toshiba Chromebook 2

  • Osvaldo Says:

    Hi Daniel, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm using Chrome from some years. I want to know if I can open two tabs with a single icon (or something like it), but only one I open the navigator. Say, when I start up win, and open Chrome, then only the first time I run it, open my two mails, and the rest of the times I run again, open the normal Google page.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Best regards.

  • Kathy Gentile Says:

    I just need to get Google or some kind online service ok..Kathy Gentie

  • Leoni Says:

    Explained nice..useful info. Thanks

  • Juanita Says:

    I actually hate having to sign into anything to make it work. It's too much like big brother watching. Annoying as hell.

  • Tom Says:

    My problem is that Chrome opens up with multiple tabs when I only want one. The only solution seems not to be a good one, and that is to startup with the new tab page. I'd like to open with, but if I set that as the start up page, I get not one but two CNN tabs as well as a blank page. This has been a problem for me and others but
    google has yet to fix it, which means either that they don't care or they have the dumbest software engineers on Earth.

  • Hugh Myron Says:

    This opens two windows for me, not two tabs.

  • Brad Says:

    It doesn't work for me. It still only opens ONE page. Chrome is very unreliable, and I had to go back to IE. What a shame. And there is no support whatsoever for Chrome about this matter.

  • Robby Says:

    IT DOSE NOT WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • joseph Says:

    Thanks for this post, i will try that.

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