Close Tab with Mouse in Chrome?

Dean February 20, 2010

I love the add-on “Right to Close” in Firefox. With it, you can close the current tab by double-clicking the right mouse button anywhere on the page. Is there anyway to get something similar in Chrome (i.e. closing a tab using the mouse without having to move up to the tab bar)?

  1. Anonymous
    August 1, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Does this works with Mac? if it does could someone please direct me towards a tutorial on how to do this, I have NO idea how this program works. 

    • Tina
      August 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm


      this question is rather old and unfortunately I don't know the answer to your question.

      I recommend that you ask a new question via the respective button on MakeUseOf Answers.

  2. Geraldo Porto
    March 16, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Have you heard of any context menu in the right mouse button in Chrome? I'm looking for something similar.

  3. Anonymous
    February 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks - I tried the 'Mouse Stroke' extension for Chrome and it works well! I bound 'left click while holding right mouse button' to 'Close Tab' and now I can easily close the current tab without moving my mouse.

    • Aibek
      February 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      Glad you liked it. Make sure to check other options offered by this addon, it can do a lot more.

  4. Aibek
    February 20, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I am not sure if there is a same ( addon for Google Chrome but there is an addon that offers similar functionality among the options.

    Check out Mouse Stroke for Google Chrome

    Using this addon you may perform common tasks (go back, go forward open a new tab etc etc) by simply moving your mouse. It also lets you utilize your mouse buttons to create additional shortcuts. For instance, you may set it to 'close current tab' when clicking the left mouse button while holding the right one.

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