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October 13, 2023

Panic Button Chrome Extension

Panic Button chrome extension is a useful tool to have on hand when you're in a situation where someone unexpected comes in and needs to use your computer. It's a simple extension that closes your current tabs with one click and saves them to restore later when you're out of danger.

Once installed it will add a red button to your omnibar that turns green when it's activated. The icon also displays a number over it that indicates how many tabs it has stored. You can easily change the button's color and caption in its settings. You can also set a keyboard shortcut to trigger the plugin for quicker access to it.

One of the best things about this tool is that it doesn't just close your tabs, it saves them as a session that can be restored at a later time. You can even choose to password protect the tabs you have saved for more security. The options page has a lot of useful features as well, including allowing you to set which page the Panic Button reverts to when activated. By default you get the new tab page, but you can change it to something more specific if you like.

Whether you're in the middle of doing work or just trying to enjoy a slack-filled Friday, this tool is sure to come in handy. Just be careful that you don't accidentally hit it when you're trying to avoid your boss!