Website Opener: Open your favorite websites with one click

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 19, 2013
Google Chrome, Google Chrome extensions

If you visit a couple of websites regularly throughout the day, and all at once, then you have probably considered improving the process in your browser of choice. The easiest way in my opinion is to use sessions and keep those sites open at all times. Sometimes though, that is not really what you want. Maybe you have a bunch of social networking sites, news or entertainment sites that you want to check quickly and close as quickly to get back to work or whatever you are doing on your computer.

That's where Website Opener for Google Chrome steps in. It enables you to create a list of sites that you can then open all at once with the click of the mouse.

You need to open the options of the program first to configure the add all websites that you want to open when you click the extension button in Chrome's address bar. Here you can add domains easily by entering their urls into the add url form. Each site you add this way is displayed under websites on the right. You can rearrange the order of websites and remove them from the group as well again.

Use the import bookmarks option to add bookmarks to the list of websites that you want to group together. To use the extension after the initial configuration, simply left-click on the icon in the address bar. This opens all websites that you have added to it in the same browser window.

Website Opener is a handy extension for Chrome users who want to open multiple websites at once in the browser every now and then. If you are not running Chrome, or prefer to have access to the same functionality without installing an extension, read on. You can alternatively create a folder on your bookmarks bar or in your bookmarks and add bookmarks of sites to the folder that you want to open simultaneously. To do so later, simply middle-click that folder.

chrome bookmarks

This should work in the majority of browsers. It does definitely in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer.


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  1. Anatoly Nechaev said on March 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    So it’s a plugin for replicating Opera’s (and apparently Fifefox’) “open all bookmarks in this folder” feature?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      You can do the same in Chrome. I guess it has its purpose if you do not want to display the bookmarks bar at all times.

  2. odio said on March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    i do it on firefox keeping all the sites i want to open in one click inside a folder in the favorites bar, then i right click the folder and select “open all in tabs”

  3. sades said on March 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

    How is this different from session saving on Opera?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 19, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Last time I checked, sessions cannot be synced using Opera Link.

      1. sades said on March 19, 2013 at 11:40 am

        Well yeah, but you can sort of export it somehow.

        This thing is indeed easier to use though, with the add button and all.

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