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How do I change settings for Chrome and Windwows 10 to double-click for closing/opening browser tabs and program icons?

How do I change settings for Chrome and Windwows 10 to double-click for closing/opening browser tabs and program icons?

Normally, I have a lot of browser tabs (up to around 200) opened in Google Chrome, and it happens quite often that I accidentially click the small x icon for a tab so it closes and I need to re-open it again. The worst is if I by accident click on the X furthest up to the right so all 200 browser tabs get closed.

The same applies to the program icons I've pinned in my activity field furthest down on the screen, but the opposite way: it's easy to accidentially single-click the wrong icon as I've filled the activity field with program icons and they are each close to each other.

The best way to avoid this would be if I can change settings so I need to double-click to close/open browser tabs and programs from the activity field icons. Is that possible?
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Thanks Perarduaadastra, I will try this. The problem now is that the touchpad is very sensitive, and even though I have no intention of closing any tab, it happens frequently anyway when the mouse pointer is hovered over the tab row. And for the activity field, I have many different icons pinned there of which some are very similar to each other in appearance. So when I quickly want to open a program, I easily single-click the wrong program icon.
Have a look at the settings of your touchpad; there may be something in them that will allow you to adjust the sensitivity, so that you're not forever undoing what you just did.
I found an add-in for Chrome, Lock Tab, that prevents closing tabs accidentially:

https://www.addictivetips.com/internet-tips/lock-tab-prevents-accidentally-closing-important-tabs-chrome/
Well, that seems to do everything you want, so you've solved your own problem!
Unfortunately they have removed it, is not available any longer. I found a code somewhere, but can't find it again.
I saw recently that Google has removed nearly 50 extensions because they were found to be stealing data, so that may have been one of them.
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