Categories: Report an Issue :

My tabs close when I click on them. Help

Showing 1-192 of 192 messages
My tabs close when I click on them. Help Caren 1/27/09 5:44 AM
When I'm reading a page with links, I like to open them and continue reading.  Now, when I try to go to the tabs I just opened, they close when I click them instead of opening.  

No, I'm not clicking anywhere near the red X.  I purposefully click as far away from the X as possible.  My tabs no longer open.  I only see them now when I open in a new window or click on the "recently opened tabs" links on the home page.

This is a new issue, Chrome was awesome until yesterday.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Anagua 1/27/09 6:10 AM
this is not happening to me.. it's odd.

what version are you using? Did you try 1.0.159.0?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jmirick 1/28/09 12:39 PM
this is happening to me too.  Just started today.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help mkbagade 1/29/09 8:17 AM
Guys,

I have exactly the same issue. Any body who can help, please help us out. It will be greatly appreciated.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help mkbagade 1/29/09 8:20 PM
Guys, this is for sure a virus. I have run the Avast scan on my whole PC with latest updates and it caught and deleted some viruses and voillaa....the problem is now gone. Hopefully you can also get rid of it.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Caren 1/30/09 6:51 AM
Thanks.  I'll update and rerun my virus scanner when I get home.  I really didn't want to stop using Chrome, but it was useless without tabs.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help menesesinc 6/22/09 4:57 PM
Wow...  I did a search in Chrome for "Jeep GPS Navigator RT400" and was clicking through some of the search results when Chrome went CRAZY...  It looked like something automated was going on...  The tabs were switching, I mean weird..  I closed out cause Chrome started hanging and when I opened it again, I was unable to access the Chrome Control at all and when I would click a tab, it would close, which is of course annoying...  Tried to update Chrome via IE and nothing...  Interestingly enough, my day-to-day account that I use on my XP Pro box does not have administrator right so you just can't install something but I know Chrome does its thang a little differently then other browsers...  I did some searches and found this topic and I do believe its some type of malware not sure if its a virus but Symantec is currently running a full scan on this laptop...  We'll see if it does anything...
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help ckirtley 9/29/09 11:09 PM
Yeah, this just started happening to me today.I'm running a virus scan but so far nothing found. Up till yesterday Chrome was just fine.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help ckirtley 9/30/09 12:01 AM
I just rebooted and it seems OK now - no virus, though. Weird!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Robin808 12/28/09 9:14 PM
Download Avast! AntiVirus. This Will Detect and Delete The Virus That Is Causing Your Problem.
Hopefully It Works For You Like It Did To mine. :D Happy Holidays!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help tonant22 2/1/10 6:59 PM
I'm having the same issue. No input from the Chrome team on this? I can't believe it's not already quite a wide spread issue.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help menesesinc2 2/2/10 7:06 PM
I added to this topic a while back and I've seen this issue come back time after time and I think I've found a direction to resolving this issue.
- Clue#1, as others noted, once you reboot it goes away.
- Clue#2, I've only see this happen with my Sony VAIO laptop and can't recall seeing the issue on my IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad.
- Clue#3, when this issue does come up, it happened around the samete that my fingure was on the right side of the Sony VAIO touchpad (the scroll section)

I think it has something to do with Chrome's interaction with the scroll part of the Sony VAIO touchpad.  It makes Chrome almost reverse the normal mouse actions or making it that the tab is actually the close tab. That's what I've notice.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Mini-midge 2/22/10 10:02 AM
@menesesinc2 yes, I have a Sony vaio and had/have the same problem. I don't have a virus and it started working properly for a while, but just stopped working again. A way to get onto your tabs if you have this problem is hold ctrl and the number of the tab. e.g ctrl + 6 would get me onto the sixth tab. Hope this is helpful! :)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help bogdelolga 3/23/10 7:02 AM
I have the same problem and already scanning for viruses.
Until you clear your computer from the virus, you may use "Ctrl+Page Down/Up" to switch to the next/previous tab.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help weibinchen 5/17/10 11:26 AM
I used "Ctrl+Page Down/Up" a few time, and then click tab. The problem is gone. I met the same problem since yesterday evening. In my company's "Symantec Endpoint Protection",which has two scan options "Run Active Scan" and "Run Full Scan". "Run Active Scan" didn't detect anything and didn't help. "Run Full Scan" just found a few Tracing Cookies. During "Run Full Scan", I tried "Ctrl+Page Down/Up". The problem disappeared. Not sure which took effect first. Thanks, bogdelolga.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help bogdelolga 5/18/10 4:49 AM
Weibinchen, I'm happy it helped! )
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help mattandruth 6/28/10 2:08 PM
It's nice to know others have this same prob. Yes, and I wonder why Google hasn't done anything about it yet.  At least Keyboard shortcuts work to switch between tabs.  Will see if virus scan does anything.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help The only Eric Gurt 6/29/10 12:10 PM
I meet same problem. Google Chrom works good for some time, but after some Windows's lags it starts to close tabs on any mouse button click (even Mouse wheel click, but not wheel up/down and history back/forward). I use Avira Antivir and Outpost Firewall so I hope no viruses.

PS: After I stoped writing this post, I tried to drag out and back one of tabs and after it tabs started work as they must.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help ken.2000111 8/18/10 2:41 PM
I am having the same issue. I can CTRL-pg up/down to swap tabs, but mouse-clicking on the tab will close it once this problem sets in.  the only solution I've found is a complete computer reboot.  The CTRL-pg up/down tab

This is difficult to say what the cause is, it usually happens after hard-driving Chrome (opening many tabs at once from the bookmarks, for example, or doing multiple simultaneous downloads in many tabs).

I'm using XP Home and the latest version of Chrome (I'd tell you the version, but I'm experiencing the issue right now...!  and I can't open my Tools icon, an issue that is likely part of the problem as well).  The laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A10.  

I don't think it's viral, I just reinstalled the factory image to the laptop yesterday and I'm having the problem today.

Other softwares appear unaffected, mouse operations are fine.  It is limited to Chrome.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help adolgushin 8/24/10 2:54 PM
Hello everyone. I had the same problem today and luckily have been able to find solution:
http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=65117

So my solution was: turn off and turn back on my mouse, then click middle button (wheel button) once.

The reason for tabs being closed is mouse sending middle click events instead of left click. Probably some mouse glitch in my case (using a Bluetooth cordless mouse). In any case, try to figure out why middle clicks are being clicked on your system instead of left clicks.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Lustgas 9/6/10 1:22 PM
I just noticed -after reading on some other site about this same problem that it might have something do to with the Middle Mouse Button click thing- that my middle mouse button (on in my case the scroll wheel which also functions as the middle button) seems to be dirty so sometimes it gets stuck and starts scrolling webpages letft to right when I move the mouse around.
Everytime that my Chrome started to close my tabs insted of selecting them, like for instance just a couple of minutes ago when I was just about done writing a really long PM on a forum site to a friend of mine and then I clicked another tab in Chrome cuz I needed to google a word and then when I was going to click on the freaking tab where I was writing my PM IT CLOSED!
And that PM took me over half an hour to write! So you BET Im Pissed of right now since I dont know of any way of getting back that freaking text since I cant go back to the Message Box using Chrome History either, so except I rewrite it all which I seriously refuse to do!! Im going to look for some way to read my information in the RAM Memory or perhaps if the text is still around in some Cookie on my computer or something or else im screwed.
Anyway, back to the problem and what fixed it everytime for me so far. All I had to do was to hit Alt+Tab and select another Open Program or simply just select Chrome again. So far it has worked for me everytime! I also usually shut down as many unnessecary open programs aswell. But now that I know that you Close your tabs with the middle button, I will simply clean out my damn wheel so it wont get stuck anymore. Or perhaps ill even disable the middle button completely in windows.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help JOESMITH426 9/8/10 9:12 PM
**SOLUTION**
Open a Chrome window.
Hover over the tab that is open.
Click your mouse wheel down while hovering over the open tab. (it sounds stupid...but try it)
Problem solved.

Don't ask why, but it is what it is.

Other than that I <3 Chrome.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help floreserick77 9/15/10 9:57 AM
This worked for me.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help wiedepedia 10/3/10 11:29 AM
This isn't a virus. Chrome is designed to close tabs when you "click" with the scroll wheel on your mouse and your left mouse button.  Often, this wheel becomes jammed and people don't even realize it, so when you click with your left mouse button, your computer registers a scroll wheel click as well and boom - tab closes.

There are only three ways to fix this:
(1) mess around with your mouse wheel and try to get it unjammed (and stay unjammed)
(2) disable the mouse wheel altogether through your mouse driver software
(3) or just switch out your mouse for another one.

This problem plagues almost every brand and type of mouse, by the way.  I am yet to find a mouse that is designed well enough where it is not susceptible to the wheel jamming.  Microsoft, Logitech, etc. - all of them have this same basic design flaw.  It is especially bad on "portable" mouses. The scroll wheel is subjected to so much abuse in transit it will jam very early in its life.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help selektah67 10/10/10 8:02 AM
Got the same prob. Seemed to go away when i opened an incognito window simultaneously with the normal one, but is back again. Now have to stick to Ctrl+Tab to be safe but it's so annoying to keep on at it. Dont wanna browse with anything besides chrome, but i"m slowly losing my patience
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help ArsalanKhan 10/27/10 5:44 AM
This isnt a virus. I just tried "wiedepedia's" way of unjamming the mouse and it worked.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help PPlzFish 1/1/11 8:11 AM
I tried right-clicking on the tab, and select dublicate.... Sometimes it may exit the tab.... But after a few tries it worked for me
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Talmadge.Frank 1/4/11 7:18 AM
Answer:

This seems to be caused by a problem with your mouse software (at least in my case)
The behaver we are seeing seems like the middle mouse button is stuck down
I use a microsoft mouse so the program may be named differently for you

To solve this I hit Ctrl+alt+del and select task manager
Click on the processes tab
You can click on "image name" at the top of the box to organize the running programs by name to make this easer
Find "ipoint.exe" (again, I am using a Microsoft mouse, so your program might be named something else)
Click to highlight and then click on the "End Process" button
This will cripple the advanced features of your mouse (special buttons, or assigned actions linked to clicks) however the normal functions of your mouse will still be present
Now, to get your advanced features back just go into "control panel"
Open "Mouse"
Opening this control panel icon will reload ipoint.exe re-enabling your mouse's advanced features

wiedepedia above suggested that this is the mouse wheel "Jamming" but I don't think this is a hardware problem, I think its a Windows/software problem
Sometimes windows gets funny and thinks there is a key stuck down like shift or alt, causing all kinds of screwy issues
This seems to be the same problem, but it it seeing the mouse click and not a keyboard key press

JOESMITH426's answer above SHOULD have worked for me but for some reason did not.  Thats exactly how you troubleshoot when windows thinks a keyboard key is stuck, even through it is not.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help JanninMarie 1/7/11 3:10 AM
i resolved mine :) What i did was, i scanned it with Avast! (as told by others) then there weren't any virus found. So then i just restarted my laptop then voila! it got fixed (not really sure how that happened)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Joe Bourne 1/11/11 5:13 PM
Tabs closing is nothing to do with Viruses - im getting the same behaviour on a fresh Linux install (linux is virtually virus proof).
The two mouse related Chrome issues i have are:

1. Click a tab and it closes its self
2. When dragging the vertical scroll bar (holding the mouse button down to drag), it stops scrolling as if i'd let go of the button.
3. Sometimes when i click into a text box, it automatically pastes my clipboard contents into the box.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Petrus45 1/12/11 8:04 AM
This is the best solution to this problem:

Middle Click on the new tab "+" icon. This should disable this behaviour.  

No sure why this gets enabled or what it is for.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Stc3 1/14/11 7:22 AM
Had the same issue just after throwing some coffee in my mouse (For fun of course  ;-) ).  After that, clicking on a tab closes it and clicking on the wrench does nothing...

I re-clicked (not roll) several times on the mouse wheel and now...  Problem solved !!

So :
Cofee +  Computer Devices = Strange bugs  ;-)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help E7777 1/28/11 5:05 PM
try right-clicking and pinning the tab, and then unpinning it. for me, it had nothing to do with the mouse, and this stopped the problem for all the open tabs on the window.  if this doesn't work, try restarting the machine.  hope this helps!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help AMMMYAMMMY 2/14/11 11:04 PM
I use a laptop and I use the touch pad sorta mouse and it closes a tab when I click on it and I dont have a midle button? Chrome was working fine then this just happened next time I logged on and I hate firefox and explorer so what do I do? I also have no virus's
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jose473 2/15/11 9:13 AM
I have the same issue, it just happen today. No virus, it was working fine one minute and the next it stater acting up. 9.0.5 version. I use the Ctrl+Page up/DN and the problem when away. the ghost in the machine I guess!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Sytnei 3/27/11 6:13 AM
HI,
FOR ME THE PROBLEM WAS WITH THE MOUSE.
I took my little brother mouse and clicked all 3 buttons and worked.
I checked my mouse on his computer and had the same problem...
BEFORE TO BUY A NEW MOUSE, I reinstalled my windows twice, I destroyed my old mouse hitting it on the building I leave.
I also tried a lot of mall-ware softwares, etc....

SO I REPEAT, CHECK YOUR MOUSE...if this solve the problem....burn it...and make a funny youtube video.

Love you guys.
Have a grate day!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help talljake 4/10/11 7:01 AM
My enterprise-configured Dell E6400 notebook has experienced this issue multiple times and (with exception to restarting) I have yet to find a workable solution. It of course HAS NO SCROLL WHEEL OR MIDDLE CLICK. With multiple layers of security, viruses are likely not the culprit.

Its startling to think that such a significant software flaw has remained unaddressed for more than 26 months.

Anyone have any ideas?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Monika76 4/28/11 11:36 PM
Just had the same problem. Didn't seem to be mouse wheel-related .....but when I RIGHT-clicked over tabs, and played with the various options there for a few seconds, then the problem went away. No reboot. Not anti virus. Just a software glitch, I would say. Google: I hope you are  listening.....
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help notlogic 5/1/11 11:41 AM
You need to middle click to fix the problem.

If you aren't using a mouse with a middle button (for instance, if you're using a laptop with a touch pad), try clicking with both the left and right mouse buttons at the same time.  This will restore normal behavior.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help john2.fitzpatrick 6/1/11 9:08 AM
This behavior happens to me as well. I'm on a new Samsung QX410 laptop. Somehow, the touch pad gets in a state where when I click a browser tab to bring it forward, the tab closes instead. I might be able to repeat the behavior again on other tabs, or it might go away. I haven't quite figured out how to initiate the problem. I have a drag and drop helper enabled in the Elan Smart Pad control panel applet. I'm not doing anything unusual though, and this doesn't happen with other browsers.

This is very annoying and may cause me to switch browsers, even though I prefer Chrome otherwise. Please debug and fix, Google.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help menesesinc 6/1/11 11:35 AM
This topic has NOT been answered or or addressed by Google at all. I have had this issue with all PC laptops that I own (Thinkpad T60, Sony Vaio).  Most recently, we purchased an Apple MacBook Air and I have not come across this issue on it. This issue is NOT a virus but some interaction between Google Chrome and the various laptop touchpads.  If you see this topic answered, please vote against the answer unless it comes from Google itself. I've following this issue now since Chrome first came out.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help mikoal 6/4/11 9:23 AM
its not a virus, check to see if your scroll button is stuck
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help beetall 7/18/11 9:41 AM
originally posted @Petrus45

following ...  Middle Click on the new tab "+" icon fixed it for me!

buggy behavior:
clicking on tab closes it. CLicking on a link opens a new tab with that link content.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help gamerextreme 8/2/11 11:56 AM
I right clicked one of the tabs and everything was normal again
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help dmaness70 8/4/11 8:07 AM
Click the middle mouse button a few times. Problem solved. No viruses here. Definitely a mouse interface thing, in my case.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help lvms 8/22/11 7:55 PM
I had the same trouble.

It went away with restarting the computer. But not with restarting chrome.
I have McAfee and no viruses were reported.
It was a problem only with chrome and not with any other application (I tried IE, FF)
It was a problem

Finally, the problem went away when I found the wireless mouse (which was on inside a bag and possibly pressing against its buttons) was turned off.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help mickyvelly 8/23/11 9:13 AM
i just had my pc reinstalled, so no virusses. the first thing i installed was chrome and immediatly, i was not able to swich tabs, they just close on me.....
please help me.... i dont want to switch to firefox... is it because chrome is not fully supported by win 7 64bits?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Robin808 8/23/11 9:49 AM
Mickyvelly,

  Try Downloading avast antivirus. Its Free and well it worked for me. If you don't trust the antivirus you could just try reinstalling Chrome. Reinstalling it for me before never worked though.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Robin808 8/23/11 9:51 AM
Or like the others said, It could just be a problem with the scroll button within your Mouse.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Standard Emergency 9/8/11 2:54 PM
This Just started happening on my Sony Vaio running XP. Another "feature" of this was that I could not click on the spanner icon to access Chrome's settings.

Going to Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware>Properties>Advanced Settings and set Wheel Detection to "Detection Disabled" seems to have fixed it. (although this did mean rebooting as well so it could be that this fixed it!)

 Note: I don't have normally a mouse installed except when the laptop is on a docking station to which I have a mouse connected. Glad it's working now as it was very annoying but still want to know why it just started happening.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Paul Pajo 9/11/11 1:33 AM
you're bumping the mouse wheel - I had this issue just now - try to click on the left mouse button but simultaneously try to click with your finger with a motion AWAY from the mouse wheel - works for me! :) http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=1f20c9511807468c&hl=en
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help illusoryflight 9/21/11 3:59 AM
I'm not sure if I'm having the same problem, but it's similar. Some time ago I needed song info and clicked on the wiki page of Coldplay's Rush of Blood to the Head (nice song, nice band) when the tab closed on me without any warning. Then yesterday I wanted to do a quick research on blood poisoning, but as soon as I clicked 'search' after entering those exact words in the search engine, that tab closed on me too.

I thought at first it could be that certain words would trigger this, but now whenever I try to access certain https sites the tab closes as well.

I ran both Avast and AVG, and the problem's still there. I'm not sure if this could be a virus, though. Can anyone help me on this?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help dnigam16 9/30/11 4:27 AM
What I did was:

1. Go on one loaded tab.
2. Right click and press pin tab
3. Right click again and press unpin tab.
4. Check to see if they close now once you open other tabs.

I know it sounds stupid to pin and unpin the tab but that's how
I got mine fixed :)
Good Luck
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help boldyfish 10/10/11 1:33 PM
not answered.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help daikinibaby 10/17/11 9:43 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help ichooseu 10/29/11 7:28 PM
I uninstalled and then reinstalled Chrome and now the problem has gone away. I can click on a tab and go to that link without it automatically closing. It's so fast to uninstall and reinstall -- maybe that's why the problem hasn't been addressed.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Asuk 10/31/11 10:21 PM
Superb when i click middle button over new tab the problem closed. superb thanks JOESMITH426
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Jub4Jub 11/29/11 10:10 AM
None of the above have worked for me so far.  It's driving me mad.  Any other suggestions, anyone, Google...?  Almost time to give up and go back to IE...
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help louman347 12/1/11 5:54 PM
SOLUTION!!!! I had the same exact problem; every once in a while, chrome would just start being weird and every time I clicked anywhere on a tab, it closed out of it. Just click and drag a tab to rearrange it and that somehow works. I can now click on the tabs and they don't delete! Previously, to solve the problem, I have had to reinstall google chrome.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help amiganut 12/3/11 8:51 AM
I've had this problem too. But I doubt it has anything to do with mouse drivers as stated before by a couple of people. Clicking the middle mouse button makes Chrome see a left click as a left click again. But Opera and Firefox also close tabs when middle clicking on it. When the problem shows in Chrome (usually right after starting Chrome) it does not show in Firefox or Opera. This behavior of Chrome also shows on my laptop where again Opera and Firefox do not show this erroneous behavior.

So in my eyes it's a bug in Chrome, not in my mouse or my mouse driver. Google needs to fix this bug. I only use Chrome for some badly designed websites which only work on Chrome. For all other browsing I use Opera.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jeanfpoulin 12/30/11 12:59 AM
This seems to be a mouse driver issue. I am using the Wacom drivers. To solve this issue, I assigned the middle click to a button on my wacom using the preference utility and then "middle clicked" on a tab. This made the problem go away. Of course, rebooting works as well. It's strange as I do not have a middle button set normally therefore I wouldn't have pressed it prior to this problem occurring. It seems to be a Windows issue as I've seen similar behavior in other programs. Running Windows 7 64-bit.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help rahul.bhanti 1/15/12 11:47 AM
Its happening to me today. As soon as I click on a tab, it closes. Even right click close a tab. I have been using ctrl+tab to navigate.
Apart from this, I can't open settings or successfully click on the bookmark star.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help dparker1482 1/25/12 10:37 AM
I read on another forum that the problem has to do with clicking the center mouse scroll button.  Apparently in Chrome this toggles on / off the "close tab" function when you click.  I just hit the center button of the mouse again, and the problem was instantly resolved.  This is a pretty useless feature that causes a problem for quite a few people, so I think Google should change it, and I'm not sure why they haven't yet.  Hope this helps!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Telavir 2/17/12 9:56 AM
The solution where I click on the active tab then on a different tab seems to work, but it does not fix the problem permanently.

Google, please fix. I think it might be related to java based desktop programs.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help freshpepper 2/17/12 9:58 AM
Try pressing F8 (Windows)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Carlos Morais 2/21/12 12:29 PM
This is a mouse issue. I had to clean my wireless mouse. Some water entered inside. Since then had problems with Chrome Tabs. Now I use a wireed mouse and everything works fine.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help aebargren 2/27/12 2:58 PM
This is definitely a mouse/ touch pad problem... For those of you with a touch pad (and therefore no middle button or scroll button), hover over the new tab "+" and click BOTH the right and left buttons at once (ie "middle button")... problem resolved immediately for me.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help C51Creations 3/4/12 11:52 AM
Its not the mouse I'm on a desktop... its a virus.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help roinauli 3/5/12 9:15 AM
Microsoft Security Essentials have not found any virus :( Thanks Microsoft!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help stephc13fr 3/22/12 9:17 AM
Hello,

I had the same issue. This is not a virus but a bug : You have this exact behaviour using the middle mouse button => Chrome thinks you're using the middle one...
To solve the issue, just click with the middle mouse button on a tab, or favorite, to have all back to normal...

best regards
Stephane

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help leeway 3/29/12 10:52 AM
well, i am on a toshiba laptop, not sure what model atm. and i have no center wwheel click, i only use the left click button and when i do so on a tab, it closes it, i have read this whole forum and tried everything except an avast virus scan. anyother advice is much appreciated
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Havenrulez 4/16/12 12:26 AM
This solution seems to work :D Kudos!!!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Havenrulez 4/16/12 12:27 AM
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Arun Rama 4/21/12 5:04 AM
I started experiencing this today. Also I noticed that on some sites like the Accenture HR (Careers) site none of the drop downs worked. I was wondering if MS or Mozzilla created a virus to get me to switch from Chome. Anyone  I do have Mccafee and the updates are current. I'm suprised it did not catch any virus.
Any other suggestion?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help sp125480 4/30/12 5:24 PM
If you are using the mouse on your keyboard (and hence don't have a middle mouse button) simply click left and right buttons simultaneously. That got rid of it for me!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jsisenstein 5/1/12 3:11 AM
Whaat?  That left-right simultaneous click worked for me too...but why did it start to begin with??
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help caver_tim 5/1/12 3:33 AM
it starts because pressing both buttons on a track pad simulates a middle click.
For some reason your chrome thought that the right button was held down so when you left click it thinks you're clicking with both which = a middle click.

random clicks of left / right / both   seems to clear the "i think you're pressing right mouse button"

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Joshmas 5/24/12 9:54 PM
Same thing is happening to me when I click on my tabs, I will run virus scan to see if it helps.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help bookmad 5/25/12 11:41 AM
same thing is happening to me only started when i turned on the lenovo laptop while using an attached wireless mouse
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help caver_tim 5/25/12 3:08 PM
try changing or charging the wireless mouse batteries
try a different mouse
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help bookmad 5/26/12 10:11 AM
battery's are grand changed them two weeks ago.. does the same using the mouse .. i rebooted laptop and that sorted it out

On Friday, 25 May 2012 23:08:37 UTC+1, cave_troll  wrote:


> try changing or charging the wireless mouse batteries
> try a different mouse</div>

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ragemonkey 6/3/12 9:07 AM
I had the issue and have found the solution, simply open another tab then middle click the other tab, it should now work fine. (I think the issue is something to do with chrome thinking left click is middle click :/)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help babawalter 6/13/12 11:56 PM
hi all

Thanx all for help .... My mouse was faulty , i have change my mouse and problem gone now chrome is working fine ..... problem was mouse middle button.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help OppfinnarJocke 6/28/12 7:01 AM
This is for sure a bug in Chrome. I have two mice attached to my laptop, one wireless and one wired USB, plus I have the laptop built-in touch pad. When the left-click-closes-tab starts happening, it doesn't matter which mouse I use, or if I use the touch-pad, left click on any of those devices closes tabs. Big BUG! Really needs to be fixed.

Chrome: 19.0.1084.56 m
W7pro x64 sp1
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jpyellow 6/28/12 5:04 PM
I have the same issue. it goes away after a few says, but then it comes back. google chrome is really getting on my last nerve.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help silver halo 6/30/12 10:38 AM
i see some people already have solutions on this matter but if they dont work, you could always press "ctrl + tap" to switch between tabs without clicking on them
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help OppfinnarJocke 7/17/12 6:31 AM
My laptop has three mice connected when it is in the dock; a wired USB mouse, a wireless USB mouse with nano-receiver, and the on-board touch pad. When the click-tab-closes-it problem occurs, it does not matter which of those three mice I use. They all close a tab when I click on it. All three mice are not simultaneously broken, it has to be Chrome (v 20 here now).

Note that there is aslo a problem with clicking the wrench that has to be related to the click-tab-closes-it problem. Clicking the wrench does not bring down any menu. 

Other than this, the mice seem to work fine.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help caver_tim 7/17/12 6:55 AM
yes. We're not saying that your mouse is broken (although this has been shown to be a cause in the past), just that Chrome thinks the button is held down.
Can you try replacing the batteries in your wireless mouse anyway?
the next time it happens can you try unplugging the the two mice and just using the track pad?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bart2 8/10/12 1:38 PM
<CTRL> left click also does it.  Chrome thinks the middle button is continuously depressed.  This clears it.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help FaBi88 8/31/12 1:58 PM
I found a solution!
Middle click on a tab will solve the problem
It worked for me: Vaio/ win7
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Owen Sandles 10/20/12 5:04 PM
I had this problem, i opened a tab, then clicked it causing it to shut down, re-opened a new tab, right clicked on it, clicked "reopen new tab" and then the problem was gone
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help shanmugavel kannan 10/31/12 11:59 PM
@ Owen thank you very much

It solved my problem

Regards

kannan

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Kassy Hess 12/8/12 11:55 AM
I have been having this problem for days. I only recently started using a "real" mouse (my computer has a touch pad) so it seems like there is something to that theory, though I haven't played with it much. I hit Ctrl+Pg Dn button a few times and the problem went away. Thanks so much, everyone!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help HiddenKnowledge 12/21/12 8:00 PM
Since I have a laptop mouse without a middle mouse button I have no idea what exactly causes this, but I do have a workaround:

I downloaded a mouse button emulator from: http://rhdesigns.browseto.org/mouseemulator.html

And pressed the - key on my numpad, after doing this I pressed left once and then pressed on the tab and the problem was gone :)

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bee Hanson 12/28/12 11:32 AM
None of these solutions worked for me. I feel stupid to have spent so much time trying to fix this major defect in Chrome.

Uninstalling Chrome and going back to FF and IE.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Alex Dewar 1/9/13 11:45 AM
Linux is just not virus proof, it doesn't have viruses because they don't target it because no-one uses it.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help .:Jane:. 1/15/13 5:32 PM
This is happening to me, too! I think it is just a glitch. I think you should try restarting your computer. I can't multitask anymore so I just need a new window.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Rahul Bagal 1/27/13 10:45 PM
I was having same issue ..

This how I solved it .
Right click on Chrome header  ( Not on tab but in empty area )
On context menu start Chrome "Task Manager"
Kill process for all extensions
In my case I killed GPU process & Lastpass extension
this resolved my issue

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Patrice Halterman 1/31/13 10:49 PM
This just started tonight for me...what is going on?  Does anybody know?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Patrice Halterman 2/1/13 11:02 AM
Left. right clicks did not work.  Seems today, it is working again.  I hope it stays working because I do not have a middle click and tried 6 different suggestions that did not work for me.  I do not have a middle click.  Hope that it stays working.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help AusX Fleek 2/12/13 2:07 PM
The Clue#2 just to correct you :) My computer is a Dell and my suggestion is to restart your computer.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Oliver Schoenborn 2/25/13 7:03 PM
All sorts of solutions; most seem to work for only the poster. But they are all related to mouse buttons, so I think it is safe to say that it has to do with Chrome thinking a left click is a middle click; can't really say more than that.

Given the variety of solutions and their magical nature (like "hover over this tab and control-right-click and blink at same time"), it is clear that the problem is more subtle than meets the eye. But again I think it is safe to say that you will have to find a way to "unjam" the left click in chrome by doing things that involve your mouse(s): reboot, disable/re-enable driver, click places in chrome, disconnect/reconnect mouse, add second mouse, remove second mouse, massage mouse, yell at mouse, change mouse batteries, control click, feed mouse, etc.

Like for me, I pulled out my bluetooth mouse that was dormant in my laptop's  PCcard slot (a mogo mouse like shown at www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYvozIP58Vo, very handy for laptops), turn it on, touched the mouse wheel, then the problem went away. There is no way that mouse could have had anything to do with the issue because it had been off for months. But that action caused something to happen with the mouse driver and cleared its sinuses.

So good luck, be creative, and you'll find a way. Let's see how many different solutions get posted!

BTW Chrome is a great browser and this is the first time in 2 years I've had an issue.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help OppfinnarJocke 2/27/13 2:36 AM
The problem got worse and worse for me, but stopped when I disabled the laptop touch pad. Something fishy was definitely going on there. Since disabling the touch pad (Control panel > Mouse) I've not seen the issue with either of the other two mice.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Rowan Hirst 3/26/13 10:37 AM
same here bro
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ankush Gupta 4/4/13 11:33 PM
god dammmn... i m having same close on click problem with my desktop as well as laptop both. its not a h/w prolem. as i installed Microsoft Visual Studio 10 on my dektop. i face the problem. and then as on my laptop i got the same again. i thought it is mallicious problem. because they were same setup.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Rockst4rstu 4/12/13 7:52 AM
JOESMITH426 has the solution! not sure how or why it works but it does!
--

Ogilvy & Mather (Group) Holdings ltd is a company registered in England and
Wales with registration number 45810.
Registered office: 10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QB. VAT
number: GB 125 5144 38

--

Julia McClellan 5/6/13 5:27 PM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Lizzie Sutton 5/11/13 10:50 AM
It is a recurring problem on my Sony laptop. Def a keypad problem. Seems to be resolved by simultaneously doing a bit of tap dancing on left and right keys. Good luck it is v irritating.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help sneakiestOstrich 5/14/13 2:01 PM
This is actually what fixed it for me. I did try searching through the logs too see if this was a virus or malware or something. Wish I came here first, would have saved me about half an hour.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Kaitzi 5/20/13 12:03 PM
Thank you!  This is what it turned out to be for me!  Just started using a mouse with a very sensitive wheel....now it makes sense this problem just started happening.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Anunnaki 5/25/13 11:09 PM
Had this issue, ended being something with the scroller, scrolled up and down a couple of times and it went away. Middle clicking closes the tabs.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Elliott Kruse 5/31/13 12:47 PM
It's something with the ctrl key. If you use Ctrl+T to open a new tab, the problem stops.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bungalow Bert 6/2/13 8:11 AM
Me too today :(  What's up and how do I fix this??
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Kalyani Mulugu 6/5/13 1:01 AM
This is such a helpful solution... Many thanks :)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Mohit rocks 6/7/13 9:23 PM
Txs a lot for helping !
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help matt huggs 6/10/13 11:51 AM
was just about too run a virus scanner, i love you bro...
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Danny Donovan38 6/12/13 3:28 PM
Can anyone go into chrome settings? It won't let me !
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Cyrus Hannagan 6/25/13 11:40 AM
Problem solved!  Thank you Kassy!  Also, this was the only one that worked for me
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ambarish Majumdar 6/27/13 10:54 AM
On Sunday, 10 October 2010 10:02:53 UTC-5, selektah67  wrote:
> Got the same prob. Seemed to go away when i opened an incognito window simultaneously with the normal one, but is back again. Now have to stick to Ctrl+Tab to be safe but it's so annoying to keep on at it. Dont wanna browse with anything besides chrome, but i"m slowly losing my patience

Guys..... Just click your scroll button couple of times, it will go away. :)

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bidwellz9 7/1/13 3:46 PM
whatever it is its not a virus its google's coding, i have no virus and it does it from time to time and its really annoying, i have to use firefox and i hate firefox because of the resources it uses.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help N8McD 7/1/13 7:24 PM
If it's the scroll wheel jamming then it would happen in other browsers and applications... it isn't happening in other applications, only chrome.

blaming the mouse is easy, lets solve the problem.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help caver_tim 7/3/13 12:58 AM
as i said. Chrome thinks the mouse button is held down. the symptoms and the fix (click the button) are the same.
some people had reported things like a spare radio mouse having something on top of it so that the right mouse button really is held down...
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help alex_J_Ball 7/3/13 8:24 AM
i figured it out if you click the middle button on google chrome it turns it onto click closes mode unlike other browsers were it turn on scroll mode so if you click the middle button(scroll wheel) again it should be fixed
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Attila Fogarasi 7/3/13 9:21 AM
AAAHhhhhwwwwww
thx dude :D
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Mason Ohara 7/5/13 5:45 PM
I restarted my computer and my chrome was fine after I had the same problem. If this doesn't work, I would recommend deleting chrome, redownloading it, and rebooting. That should fix the problem!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Jay Campey 7/9/13 12:35 PM
I had the same problem just today. After two reboots and a virus scan, I noticed my mouse felt differently.
I have a Logitech wireless mouse with wheel function toggle. It was stuck in between modes.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Answering And Asking Bot 7/24/13 10:36 AM
Update your windows if a update is needed (Available).
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help christine kolb 8/5/13 7:45 PM
For me this happened after my baby was playing with the mouse. All I had to do was  hold down the scroll wheel and scroll a little. Fixed it completely. Definitely not a virus for me
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help sammiegrace93 8/7/13 10:44 PM
i have a laptop so i have no mouse middle wheel... and i have this problem also
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help timadams08 8/7/13 10:54 PM
If you have a laptop and no middle mouse wheel try disabling the scroll function on your mouse pad.  I know this is unfortunate but there could be an error with the pad causing the computer to think mouse 3 is engaged.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help strange123223 8/17/13 5:10 AM
This just started happening to my today too, I already have avast on my computer and it did not find anything. Chrome was fine a few hours ago and I did not go to any unusual sites to get a virus or download anything that may cause a virus
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Paul Mlyniec 8/17/13 9:26 AM
What worked for me was right-clicking on the desktop.  That seemed to clear whatever confusion Chrome had with my mouse/trackpad state.  
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Greg Benvenuti 9/2/13 2:33 AM
Worked for me too. Very weird.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Shawn Lopez 9/4/13 2:07 PM
so what did you do to correct the issue?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Jay Kamhi 9/5/13 12:37 PM
Tim, I had the same problem on my laptop, was totally driving me nuts for days. I just  tried replacing the battery in my mouse as you suggest and BAM! It works again! Thanks so much!!!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help JakeWolfSzpyt 9/9/13 9:31 AM
haha now i feel like a little bay haha :P
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Gatis Graustins 9/18/13 7:48 AM
This is not a virus, i had the same problem, it repaired by itself, but now i noticed that, that all those things happens if mouse 3 (scrool) is pressed, ohh wait, my mouse have problems with scrool..
asmb 10/1/13 8:59 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help asmb 10/1/13 9:11 AM
Thanks for sharing; this indeed solved the issue for me (although it has been 3 years since your post)!

I want to ask "why/" though, but I am not (as you told me not to). ;)

(I think something along the lines of Bart2's remark).

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ashwini Meruva 10/3/13 2:10 PM
Awesome. It just worked and not sure how did you get it? Thanks a tone.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Peter Pritchard 10/9/13 8:53 AM
Just ran into this ultra annoying problem too.  Fixed it with a bunch of random left/right/both clicks above the tabs in the Chrome window as was suggested above.  Least technical fix ever, and I have no idea why it worked, but it did.  Party on Wayne.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help asmb 10/10/13 2:37 AM
JOESMITH426 has posted an exact procedure to resolve it above (but a technical explenation is still unknown to my knowledge).
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help EpicTecX 10/23/13 8:05 PM
This can be fixed by :

1. Unplug your mouse
2. plug it back in
3. scroll up and down a webpage with your mouse wheel and click the center button (the mouse wheel)

then your good

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Jade S 10/29/13 3:28 AM
WHAT VIRUS EXACTLY?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Jade S 10/29/13 3:36 AM
UHUH! ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR GOOGLE CHROME, THERE IS THAT 3 HORIZONTAL LINE FOR SETTINGS. CLICK ON THE UPDATES... AND YOU'RE GOOD TO GO. CLICK ON REMOVE EXTENSION. THEN CLICK CONTROL + H. THEN DELETE3 THE ENTIRE BROWSING HISTORY, AND YOU'RE GOOD TO GO.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ricardo González 11/12/13 3:57 PM
Well Rebooting my laptop made it work again, so probably that's the solution, but not the answer to the problem.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Unique Raj 11/16/13 4:07 AM
you surely have some virus
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Yogan Shunmugavel 11/21/13 3:57 AM
hey... it worked for me too....thx..:)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Scott Munro 11/21/13 2:59 PM
This worked perfectly for me - had recently dropped my mouse and didn't notice my scroll wheel had become jammed.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help BamBam0099 11/28/13 8:14 AM
LOL!  Yes, this fixed it for me also.   Thanks!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Oliver Jõgar 11/30/13 11:38 AM
Totaly gotta be a glitch. At the same time i wanted to play Portal 2 on Steam but
it said "No Steam". Restrting worked whit Steam and Chrome. THE NETWORK IS A LIE!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help e mcg 12/1/13 3:55 PM
I just figured mine out - click on your scroll button once and see if it fixes it. (I'd been cleaning my mouse and suddenly this started happening to me so it seemed unlikely to be a virus and viola! fixed!)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Mitch_h 12/6/13 5:50 PM
Confirmed this. Used my track pad to click the tab and tabs worked properly. Unjammed my mouse wheel and it started working as well. Why isn't this best response?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help mustaqueem khan 12/10/13 8:42 AM
When you point cursor on a Chrome tab and click the Scroll wheel on Mouse, it closes the tab. So the scroll wheel of Mouse was getting “clicked” whenever U(left)clicked the Mouse.
the problem is with your mouse and not with chrome or any virus
SOLUTION TO THIS IS:
just simply replace your mouse with the new one...and problem solved
it even helped for me itself :)
for more detail u can visit this page
http://techlemonade.com/solved-chrome-tab-closes-on-click/
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bob Pekol 12/11/13 8:11 PM
I have a laptop with no mouse.  I have tried everything with my right pad and it still keeps doing the same thing. I am going to have to switch browsers.  I wish this could be fixed.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help darren choo 12/15/13 1:51 AM
hahaha thaannkksss
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Erik Lute 12/17/13 7:48 PM
yeah this solved my problem too .... i dont think the best answer should be "this is in fact a virus blah blah blah" def not a virus .... good lookin
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Kai Six 12/17/13 10:45 PM
I don't think it is the mouse, well not at least for me.

I am a programmer and made a small python mouse input test program and everything is working normally.

I have noticed that clicking the click to go back and click to go forward make buttons makes new tabs of the pages you would be going to, refresh makes a new tab of your current page and home makes a new tab of home. Clicking the favorite star does nothing, clicking the customize and control menu button does nothing and I can not even select the url bar with the mouse.

I don't think it is a mouse problem as it only gets fussy on chrome and not explorer or firefox which I tested on both. Also, the clicking problems are only apparent/present on the actual chrome executable window frame. Everything within the html view works fine.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Kelly Dolin 12/18/13 3:05 AM
This would explain y it would work after having temper tantrum-slamming mouse down in frustration of tabs closing. Slam-jam to unjam. thanks for sharing this info.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Anwaar Ahmed 12/22/13 5:56 AM
FOLLOWING IS THE SOLUTION !!!!!!!!!!

I tapped my scroll mouse button hard (which I believe was left pressed).
And Wola!! the problem was gone.
Remember, The chrome tabs get closed when scroll clicked.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Alex Kinnear 12/29/13 12:36 AM
at the begging people tell you to you avast and i just did. This did help it cleaned up my computer and after the restart it worked fine for me. Try that to see if that fixes it if you haven't found a way to fix it yet.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ayman Fagir 1/1/14 3:34 AM
WAW, confirmed i clicked the scroll ball and everything went normal again.
Whow frustrating a tiny problem could be.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Katey Batchelor 1/4/14 1:19 PM
Thank you!!  This fix worked for me! I had previously been using pin feature on Google Maps which must have transferred on to the Chrome settings.

Right mouse click for Customize and Control still doesn't work but hey ho, at least I can get working again.

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help ola-deoxyribose 1/11/14 3:17 AM
Thanks! That was the solution for me. The middle button was jammed.

Possibly this might also be the solution for some of the other resolutions written here: Might be the jammed button "jumped back in place" while "hovering over tabs, holding in the buttons for a long time, draging the tabs around".

Again, thanks. You made my day!

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jack parrent 1/19/14 2:40 PM
^this, solved my problem immediately. just click the scroll wheel a few times or plug in a new mouse.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help A. Young 1/22/14 2:43 PM
Ha yeah same. just go HAM on the right and left click and BOOM
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Critics Corner 1/27/14 3:58 PM
Im using the Verizon Securtity Suite Anti Virus Protector will that work?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Mike Moritz 1/31/14 2:43 AM
this worked for me too.....mental.

chrome was also opening tabs when i clicked back instead of going back with the same tab! I was having similar problems in outlook too. Left and right mouse button switch over. This suggests its something to do with a conflict of software with my mouse / mouse pad etc.


Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help אדר מחפוד 2/3/14 6:28 AM
You should try using Internet explorer because it's the only one that never made problems, and I know it because i've had it since I was young
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help A. Young 2/3/14 4:18 PM
Ok Bill?... IE sucks and you know it.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help SkyChew 2/7/14 7:32 AM
The middle button of my mouse was a little broken. So after reading that it is because of the middle mouse button i physically fixed it to be permanently unclick and it fixed the problem. Try a different mouse to check to see if it is the mouse middle button,
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help thetechdev 2/7/14 9:15 AM
It only happens on my Sony VAIO too!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help thetechdev 2/7/14 9:34 AM
OK, I found a solution. I was using an external USB mouse from Microsoft, and it looks as though it was giving a middle, or scroll wheel, click on the tabs when i click on them. by "middle clicking" inside of a web page, it helps the browser/computer to realize that it received a different "click response". This has solved my problem. If you "middle click" on a google chrome tab on a working computer, the tab will close, no matter where you click!

Hope this helps someone!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Ihaz Noame 2/12/14 8:11 PM
I know your comment is a year old but 

you are a fucking idiot.


Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Alcor Industries 2/23/14 11:52 AM
Yep. Viruses are very annoying. I have also noticed that you can't click the menu icon (the three bars on top each other). So it's probably hiding in there. 
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help caver_tim 2/23/14 2:00 PM
Alcor Industries 
its probably not a virus. but a simple fault.
you can't click the menu button because Chrome thinks you're clicking with the middle mouse button - which should do nothing....

Ihaz Noame
sorry but i don't know what posting your replying to.... also , any need for that language ?

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help GOmez LUIS 2/23/14 6:52 PM
I clicked one on the scroll button and it went away!


solution FOUND!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Adam Xu 2/24/14 1:56 PM
Its a virus, use mcafee or norton or something else to check your computer for the virus.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help JGramp 3/3/14 10:14 AM
I fixed this by opening a blank new tab and clicking on it using my mouse wheel. This must have un-lodged it and now my left mouse button switches to tabs again, rather than closing them :)
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Sherwin C. 3/14/14 11:41 PM
Worked for me too. Thanksssss! :)
Brianna D 3/16/14 12:12 PM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Brianna D 3/16/14 12:14 PM
Clicking on a new tab with the mouse wheel actually worked, which was surprising...I will probably run a virus scan just to be safe but thank you for helping me fix the problem :3
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help adjwilley 3/17/14 9:06 AM
Yup, it was the mouse for me too. I just unplugged it, plugged it back in, and the problem was solved. 
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help lokil 3/20/14 9:44 AM
totally worked thanks!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help shawn00m 3/28/14 11:39 AM
I'm using a brand new Logitech M560 with Windows 8.1. I did a virus scan and found nothing. I tried the methods suggested here and clicked the wheel button on the tab but that did nothing. This is a very frustrating problem and only happens in Chrome. There's got to be a solution somewhere.
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help sw.wilq 4/3/14 1:21 PM
I am using Logitech VX Revolution ... well since ever :)  Two days ago my chrome went crazy - each clik on the tab closes it.
Today I've found a bit of time to investigate.

First - third buttom option. But.... while there was no mouse, only touchpad - system behaved the same way. 
Reason... (I'am Using W7x64) .. somewhow Win came up with idea to upgrade Mouse Driver ... It unistalled my Logitech soft and replaced it with some own gizmo.
Solution: uninstall whatever Win says is coll. Install proper Mose Driver - everything works!

Hope it helps someone!
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help TopsterTee 4/5/14 1:29 PM
thank you, been running Chrome for years and this started happening today after a recent Windows update, running Win 7 ulitimate on  Dell N5110, restored system prior to update, been through 2 reboots after removing and re-installing Chrome. This solution has worked and resolved the issue had for selecting other programs too. Any clues on what may be precipitated this?
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Julia Skapik 4/9/14 11:32 AM
Same problem, in fact it also opens a new tab (which I can't use because it closes when i click on it) when I hit the back button.
Thanks,
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help jatinder pal Singh 4/10/14 10:24 AM
me too

Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bertrand0 4/10/14 11:33 PM
I can confirm that it has nothing to do with the  mousewheel because I have the same issue on my ultrabook Lenovo with just tje touchpad !
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help caver_tim 4/11/14 12:45 AM
Bertrand0 
its not the mouse wheel chrome thinks is stuck is the right mouse button. try pressing that
Re: My tabs close when I click on them. Help Bonnie Guo 4/19/14 2:29 PM
Try plugging in a mouse and clicking on a tab with both the left and right mouse keys at the same time.  It worked for me, and the problem was fixed.
More topics »