When Google Chrome opens, it is probably either opening to a specific page, or it is opening to a new tab. These are two of the various startup options for the app, and are good choice if you like to start your browsing session from a clean slate, or if you like to open to your email or other favorite site.
But there is a third option for how you can open Google Chrome, and it’s called “Continue where you left off.” By selecting this option you are telling Google Chrome that you want it to open with the tabs that were open when the browser was last closed. If you find that you are often closing Chrome accidentally, or if you want to close Chrome but want to resume reading the pages you were on last, then our tutorial below will show you how to apply that setting.
If you need access to the bookmarks in Google Chrome, then our Chrome bookmarks location guide can help you to locate them.
How to Open Google Chrome With the Pages That Were Open When You Last Closed It
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. Specifically I am using Google Chrome version 68.0.3440.84.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome.
Step 2: Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button at the top-right of the window. It’s the button with three dots.
Step 3: Choose the Settings option.
Step 4: Scroll down to the On startup section, then click the circle to the left of Continue where you left off.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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