Support for Keyboard Shortcut to Close Chrome tabs

A quick guide to fix issue with my “Keyboard shortcuts to close Chrome tabs” extension

Symptom

Unable to use the shortcuts anymore, or unable to open the Options page:

error message

Solution

Right click on Chrome menu bar > Manage extensions. Look for the name “Keyboard shortcut to close Chrome tabs” (yes, I could choose a shorter name), make sure it is not corrupted. Here is an example of a corrupted extension:

file

If it is corrupted, click the Repair button. Expected to see:
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Now reload Chrome and retry.


Root cause

An error while Chrome was trying to restore your profile settings, or a corrupted file system might cause this issue. In my case, it was when I switched from my Mac to my Windows machines, Chrome failed to restore all the installed extensions.

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