How to Hide Tabs in Chrome on Windows 10

Imagine you’re in a public place surrounded by people and have to complete an important work. Juggling multiple tasks on Chrome while also finding a way to protect your privacy by keeping your tabs private can sound like an impossible task. But what if we tell you, you can easily hide your Google Chrome tabs on your Windows 10 PC? Sounds like a dream, isn’t it? Let’s see how!

How to Hide Tabs in Chrome on Windows 10

How to Hide Tabs in Chrome on Windows 10

Whether you wish to blur tabs while in a meeting or have a clutter-free look in your Chrome, hiding them is like can help you stay productive. There are several ways to do so, stay tuned to find out.

Method 1: Via F11 Key and Zoom

The easiest way to hide your tabs is by simply pressing the F11 key from your keyboard. This will initiate a full-screen mode in Google Chrome, zooming out all your tabs and just showing the main website page. 

1. Open Google Chrome on your PC and click on the three dots at the top right corner of the web page.

2. Click the full-screen icon next to Zoom from the drop-down menu and your tabs will be hidden.

Click on the full screen icon under Zoom

Method 2: Via Pinning Tabs

You can also pin the tabs to your browser to hide them. This will minimize their information, only showing the logos of websites on the tab. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Open Google Chrome and right-click on the web page of your choice.

2. Select Pin from the drop-down menu. You can pin multiple websites to hide them in tabs.

Select Pin | How to Hide Tabs in Chrome on Windows 10

Method 3: Via Creating Shortcut

You can also create shortcuts for websites to hide the tabs in Chrome. Follow the steps to do the same:

1. Open the website of your choice on Google Chrome and click on the three dots at the right corner of the screen.

2. Click on Save and share and select Create shortcut… from the drop-down menu.

Click on Save and share and select Create shortcut

3. Tick on Open as window and select Create.

Now, the tab information will be hidden and the website will be opened like an app.

Method 4: Via Google Extension

Google Chrome also offers the Panic Button Extension especially designed to hide any tab on your browser. Follow the steps mentioned below to see how you can use it:

1. Visit the Google Chrome web store and click on Extensions from the top menu.

2. Type in Panic Button and select a trusted extension. Here we have chosen, Hide!!! – Panic Button and Tab Manager.

3. Click on Add to Chrome.

4. Now, click the Extension icon from the top menu and select the Hide extension.

click on the extension icon from the top menu and select the Hide extension | How to Hide Tabs in Chrome on Windows 10

Method 5: Via BlurScreen App

Lastly, you can also use the BlurScreen app to select tabs and hide them from your browser specifically.

1. Visit the official website of BlurScreen and install it on the PC.

2. Now click on the Show hidden icon located in the taskbar of your PC and select the BlurScreen icon.

Now click on the Show hidden icon located in the taskbar of your PC and select the BlurScreen icon

3. Press and create blurred boxes over tabs.

Can I Restore Hidden Tabs in Chrome on Windows 10?

Yes, you can easily restore hidden tabs in Chrome. Here’s how:

  • If you are using full screen, press the F11 key again or hover over the top of the screen and click on the X icon.
  • If you are using an extension, refer to the specific instructions used to unhide tabs. For example, a certain keyboard shortcut or clicking on the extension again.

Also Read: How to Merge Two Chrome Windows With Multiple Tabs

By following any methods outlined in this guide, you will be able to easily hide Google Chrome tabs on your Windows 10 desktop.

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