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How to Add or Remove Close Buttons on Inactive Tabs in Google Chrome


Google Chrome shows close X buttons on inactive tabs in non-touch mode by default.

If you disable showing close buttons on inactive tabs, you will still see the close button when you hover the pointer over an inactive tab.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove close X buttons on inactive tabs in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


EXAMPLE: Add or Remove close (X) buttons on inactive tabs in Google Chrome
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Here's How:

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

chrome://flags/#close-buttons-inactive-tabs

3. Select Default, Enabled (add), or Disabled (remove) for what you want in the Close buttons on inactive tabs flag drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

4. Click/tap on the RELAUNCH NOW button at the bottom to apply.

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That's it,
Shawn