There are times when things are just going way too slowly at work, and YouTube becomes exponentially more interesting. Or, you’re just so stressed out that you need a break – but you don’t want your colleagues to catch you slacking off. Or, you thought you were alone and…well, let’s just leave that to the imagination.
If you have ever been in any of these situations, and would have liked some sort of panic button you can scramble to hit to display some…neutral page, Google is here to help. There is now a Panic Button extension on the Chrome Web Store and, in fact, there are variations of it in the Store, such as a panic button that fades away all images on screen and translates text into Latin, or even one that just splashes a huge “Panic!” on the screen.
Once this add-on has been installed, there will be an icon on the browser for those emergency moments. Alternatively, users can also press F4 for times when moving the cursor isn’t fast – or convenient – enough. When clicked, Chrome will close all tabs and open a fresh new window. Another click of the panic button will restore all closed apps – which are also saved in a folder in Chrome’s bookmarks.