If you have ever shared a room with someone then you know how awkward it feels when your room-mate just bursts into your room and looks at your computer screen and smirks at the sites you have been surfing. What about a little privacy? If you are using the Google Chrome browser, then you are in luck. The PanicButton extension for the Chrome browser makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. Another click on the PanicButton restores all of the tabs you have hidden earlier. Neat ? Here is how you can install and use the PanicButton :
- Visit the PanicButton extension web page on Google web store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ in your Chrome browser.
- Click on the blue colored Install button to start the installation.
- After the installation is over, you would see a red colored round panic button in the Chrome toolbar on the right side as shown.
- If you click on this panic button all the currently open sites in all the tabs would be immediately hidden. The red colored button in the toolbar changes into a green button to reflect that everything is under control – you are safe now. It also shows how many tabs were hidden by displaying a number over the green button as shown.
- Later if you want to restore those hidden tabs, then just click on the green panic button in the Chrome browser toolbar again. All the hidden tabs would be immediately restored. If you are not so fast with your computer mouse, then you can use the keyboard shortcut key for the PanicButton which is F4 by default. Just press the F4 key to hide and restore the tabs in the Google Chrome browser using the PanicButton.