Use This Chrome Shortcut To Open Multiple Bookmarks At Once


By: Drew McManus

In: Catch All

Every content manager routinely opens multiple browser bookmarks throughout the week. Sure, you can add each one to your bookmark bar and open them one…at…a…time or you can use this simple bookmark bar hack that’s been flying under the radar for years.

In a nutshell, you’re going to put all those bookmarks into a folder, place the folder into the browser toolbar, then use a little “open all” magic. The first steps are right from Google Chrome’s documentation:

Move Your Bookmarks Into A Folder

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More and then Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
  3. Drag a bookmark up or down, or drag a bookmark into a folder on the left. You can also copy and paste your bookmarks in the order you want.

If you use the bookmarks bar, you can drag your new folders right into the bar, wherever you want.

Use The “Open All” Command

Once you have a folder located in your bookmarks bar, all you need to do is right click the folder and you can select from four “Open All” options:

  1. Open all (opens tabs in the current window)
  2. Open all in new window
  3. Open all in Incognito window (super helpful if you’re doing any content management work or need to see pages without caching)
  4. Open all in tab group (a cool feature Google rolled out not long ago: details)

As you can see from the screenshot, I use this trick for all the websites I open every morning, but I also maintain folders for all my Google metrics apps (Analytics, Tag Manager, Search Console, etc.), all my Venture Platform client sites, and one for my fav culture blogs.

Drew McManus
Drew McManus
In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower. With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists. For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.
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