When I’m surfing the web, I usually have at least a dozen of tabs open, and it often happens that I accidentally close a tab with something important in it. Well, I could just open a new tab and re-type the URL again but what if I don’t remember it? I bet you can relate to this situation. In this post, I’ll show you how you can open your recently closed tabs in common browsers, including Chrome and Firefox.
Open recently closed tabs
There are various ways to restore your closed tab. For example, you can go to your browser history and search for the last website you have visited there. But what if you have configured your browser not to save history? Fortunately, there’s a better and faster way of doing that!
If you are more comfortable with working with keyboard shortcuts, you can use CTRL+Shift+T to open your recently tabs. If you would like to restore the last three accidentally closed tabs, press that shortcut keys thrice. I have tested this keyboard shortcut in Chrome, Firefox,Opera and Internet explorer (Yes, even IE!). It works flawlessly.
If you happen to forget that precious keyboard shortcut, here’s how you can find that settings in different browsers.
Re-open tab after closing your browser
Everything I have explained so far will work on the condition that you are not trying to restore a closed tab AFTER closing your browser. So if you had like to get your tabs and windows back after a browser crash or closing your browser accidentally, you can click on the
Restore Previous Session button at the bottom in Firefox.
In order to get back to where you were previously in Chrome, you will automatically be prompted to restore your previous session if you had a browser crash. However, if you closed chrome accidentally, you won’t have such option. That does not mean you cannot restore your tabs.
You can configure Chrome to automatically reopen tabs you have previously opened in your last session. To enable it, go to
Continue where you left. Next time you open Google Chrome, it will automatically open the last tabs you opened in your previous session.