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Disable closing Google's Chrome browser after closing last tab

Disable closing Google's Chrome browser after closing last tab

I'm used to this way from firefox, and it is incredebly annoying. Is there a way to disable that behaviour in Chrome as well (when one tab is open, and you click C-w, it will close the browser as well) ?

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Guest [Entry]

"I get this a lot as well, but I fear that it's working ""as intended"".

From Google Chrome Help:

Closing the last tab in a window also
automatically closes the window.

The comment in the question made me try something:

if you have multiple windows of Chrome open and you accidently kill one of them with your Ctrl+W-ing, you can restore the window by hitting Ctrl+Shift+T.

I haven't been able to test if this also works if you close all windows and have to launch Chrome again"
Guest [Entry]

A simple solution that I stumbled on was to "pin" one of my tabs (usually Gmail, but why not SuperUser?) which leaves it permanently as the leftmost tab, and without a close tab button. It's essentially the manual version of @wasia 's suggestion.