Google Chrome doesn’t work the same way on all machines. On some machines, you can close the program with fifteen or twenty tabs open, and when you restart, you get a clean slate. On other machines, Chrome remembers all of the tabs and re-opens them. The latter behavior is a problem if, like me, you use Quit to clean house after accumulating a lot of tabs over time. Here’s the solution:
- Go to Chrome settings (wrench->Settings or chrome://chrome/settings/)
- Under “On startup”, select “Open the New Tab page”
- That’s it!