Chrome OS is a pretty neat operating system that imposes some interesting restrictions on the user (next to no local storage, mostly webapps, limited chrome apps, software must be installed through the Chrome Web Store). Luckily Google has developed a nice ssh client which I have become accustomed to while bumping around my local network.

But Chrome OS likes to keep one instance of apps running at a time. When a user already has a session open and clicks the app icon, Chrome takes the user to open session. While this is handy for most apps, most people want to open multiple sessions.

Luckily, I discovered (no way the first person, but trying to put this all in one place) a couple of ways to get around this.

open new tab type “ssh” in navbar + tab + enter new instance of chrome “secure shell app”


duplicate an existing ssh tab


paste “chrome-extension://pnhechapfaindjhompbnflcldabbghjo/html/nassh.html” into a new tab