How to close open tabs in Google Chrome for Android 5.0 and higher

Just because you close a browser doesnt mean the tabs close

By Jonathan Terrasi Jonathan Terrasi Twitter Writer Northwestern University Jonathan Terrasi is a former Lifewire writer who specializes in security and digital privacy, Linux, and consumer technologies. lifewire’s editorial guidelines Updated on September 11, 2020

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How do I clear my tabs?

To delete a tab

  • Tap Tabs & Streams in the top-left corner.
  • Tap Manage Tabs & Streams.
  • Tap more across from the tab name, and then select Delete Tab.
  • Tap Delete again to confirm.

How do you close apps on Samsung watch?

Samsung Gear S2 / Gear S2 Classic – View, Open or Close Recently Used Apps

  • From an active Home screen, swipe left.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Tap Recent apps (located at the top). May require scrolling left or right to other pages.
  • Tap an available app to open. To close the app, tap Close. To close all apps, tap Close all. Samsung.

Close All Browser Tabs in Opera for Android

To clear all open browser tabs in the mobile version of Opera:

  1. Tap the tab icon (the square with a number in it) in the bottom menu bar.

  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the bottom-right corner.

  3. Tap Close all tabs.

# Tell the browser what URLs the user is likely to open

boolean mayLaunchUrl(Uri url, Bundle extras, List<Bundle> otherLikelyBundles)

This CustomTabsSession method tells the browser of a likely future navigation to a URL. The method warmup() should be called first as a best practice. The most likely URL has to be specified first. Optionally, a list of other likely URLs can be provided. They are treated as less likely than the first one, and have to be sorted in decreasing priority order. These additional URLs may be ignored. All previous calls to this method will be deprioritized. Returns whether the operation completed successfully.

Open new windows on your Android tablet in Chrome

You can open up to five windows at a time and move tabs from one window to another on your Android tablet.

Switch tabs on Android tablet

On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app . Tap the tab that you want to switch to. Reorder tabs On your Android tablet, open the Chrome app . Touch and hold the tab that you want to move. Drag the tab to a different position.

Closing the Tabs

The JSON endpoint was something that I was hoping to use to close my tabs, but couldn’t get it working initially. For more information, I recommend the following posts that I spent some time on.

First, I picked one of my tabs that I wanted to close, and wrote down the id.

Next, I went to , and received the message, “Target is closing”. When I went back to my Android device, I saw that the tab was closed!


First, you will need ADB installed on your local system.

Once you have ADB installed and running, you can verify the connection after enabling USB debugging.

Next, create a local port forwarding rule from a port to the chrome_devtools_remote on the target device.

# How can I check whether the Android device has a browser that supports Custom Tab?

It is possible to use the PackageManager to query the Android device for applications that can handle Custom Tabs. We query for applications that are able to handle http Intents, then check if those applications also declare support for the Custom Tabs Service:

Android 11 has introduced package visibility changes. If your Android app is targeting API level 30 or above, adding a queries section to AndroidManifest.xml is needed, otherwise the code snippet above won’t return results:


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