How To Open Recently Closed Tabs In Web Browsers

Do you want to open recently closed tabs in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge? I tried to open many tabs while browsing the web. After a few minutes, I’ll try to close some so the browser doesn’t get slow. But, what do I do if I mistakenly close a tab I didn’t mean to close?

Well, it’s a very easy and simple way to open recently closed tabs in your desktop browser. It is quite similar to your iPhone. We’ll display you how in the 4 most popular browsers on Mac or Windows.

Open Recently Closed Tabs  In Google Chrome (Mac Or Windows)

Open Recently Closed Tabs  In Google Chrome

If you want to open the most recently closed tab in Google Chrome. Just right-tap on an empty area of the tab bar and then choose the Reopen closed tab from the popup menu. Also, you can use the keyboard shortcut for Windows Ctrl + Shift + T or on Mac Command + Shift + T.

NOTE: If you right-tap on a tab, rather than on an empty area of the tab bar, the Reopen closed tab option is unavailable.

Repeatedly choosing Reopen closed tab or hitting the keyboard shortcut opens earlier closed tabs in the order they were closed.

Also, you can easily access recently closed tabs in your browsing history. This technique enables you to choose which tab you like to open.

Step 1:

If you want to access your browsing history, just tap the Chrome menu button (three horizontal dots) located in the upper-right corner of the browser window. Then, head over to your mouse over History.

Step 2:

A shortlist of recently closed tabs shown under Recently closed on the submenu. Then choose the one you like to open.

Step 3:

You can also check a complete list of your browsing history by choosing History on the History submenu or hitting Ctrl + H on Windows or Command + Y on Mac.

An alternative way to open your browsing history is to input chrome://history in the address bar and hit Enter.

Step 4:

Your browsing history shows on a new tab, that can be grouped into time periods. Tap the link for the page you like to open that webpage on the recent tab.

Step 5:

If you want to remove a page from your browsing history, just tap the menu button (three vertical dots) located on the right side of that site and choose Remove from history.

Mozilla Firefox (Mac & Windows)

Mozilla Firefox (Mac & Windows)

If you want to open the most recently closed tab in Firefox:

Step 1:

Just right-tap on the tab bar and choose Undo Close Tab from the popup menu or hit Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows or Command + Shift + T on Mac.

NOTE: Besides Chrome, in Firefox you can right-tap on any tab or on an empty place on the tab bar just to access the Undo Close Tab option.
Step 2:

Continuously choosing Undo Close Tab or hitting the keyboard shortcut opens earlier closed tabs in the order they were closed.

Step 3:

Also, you can open recently closed tabs using the browsing history in Firefox.

Step 4:

Tap the menu button located in the upper-right corner of the browser window and then choose Library.

Step 5:

From the Library menu, tap History.

Step 6:

Tap Recently Closed Tabs on the History menu.

Step 7:

Also, you access recently visited sites from the Recent History on the History menu or choose View History Sidebar to access lists of earlier visited sites by time period. If you want to close the History sidebar, tap the X button located in the upper-right corner of the pane.

Step 8:

From the Recently Closed Tabs menu, tap the site you like to open again.

Step 9:

If you want to open all the recently closed tabs in the list, choose ‘Restore All Tabs’ at the bottom.

Step 10:

Also, you can access all your browsing history by tapping Show All History at the bottom of the History menu.

Step 11:

From the Library dialog, your browsing history is listed in a time period. Choose a time period to display a list of sites recently visited. Then Double-tap on a site in the list just to open it on the current tab.

Step 12:

You can also remove sites from your browsing history by right-tapping on the site and choosing Delete Page from the popup menu.

Open Recently Closed Tabs In Microsoft Edge Chromium (Mac Or Windows)

Microsoft Edge Chromium

If you want to open the most recently closed tab in Microsoft Edge:

Step 1:

Then right-tap on a tab and choose ‘Reopen closed tab’ or hit Ctrl + Shift + T in Windows or Command + Shift + T on Mac.

NOTE: Besides Chrome, in Edge, you can right-tap on any tab or on an empty place on the tab bar just to access the Reopen Closed Tab option. The option is placed in a different place on the popup menu while depending on where you right-tapped.
Step 2:

Continuously choosing Reopen closed tab or hitting the keyboard shortcut opens earlier closed tabs in the order they were closed.

Also, you can access recently closed tabs in Edge in your browsing history. This technique enables you to choose which tab you like to open.

Step 3:

If you want to access your browsing history, click the menu button in the upper-right corner of the browser window. Then, head over to your mouse over History.

Step 4:

A shortlist of Recently closed tabs shown on the submenu. Tap the one you like to open.

Step 5:

Also, you can view a a complete list of your browsing history by choosing Manage History on the History submenu or hitting Ctrl + H on Windows or Command + Y on Mac.

Step 6:

Your browsing history shows on a new tab, grouped into time periods. Then tap on a time period, like Yesterday or Today. Then, tap the link for the page you like to open that webpage on the current tab.

To remove a page from your browsing history, then tap the X to the right of that page.

Safari (Mac)

Safari (Mac)

If you want to open the recently closed tab in Safari:

Step 1:

Then head over to Edit > Undo Close Tab, or hit Command + Z. To close the same tab again head over to Edit > Redo Close Tab or hit Command + Shift + Z.

Step 2:

Repeatedly choosing Undo Close Tab or hitting the keyboard shortcut opens previously closed tabs in an order they were closed.

Step 3:

You can also head over to History > Reopen Last Closed Tab or hit Shift + Command + T.

Step 4:

To open a particular recently closed tab, then head over to History > Recently Closed and choose a site from the submenu or hit Shift + Command + T.

Safari’s New Tab button located on the tab bar has a hidden feature. Also, you can use it to access recently closed tabs.

Step 5:

Tap and hold the plus icon located on the right side of the tab bar. Try to keep holding the mouse button down while you move the cursor through the list. Then pause the web page you like to open and then release the mouse button.

You can also view a list of recently closed web pages on a tab so you can move through them.

NOTE: This History list is preserved whenever you exit Safari so use this technique if you like to open a web page you recently closed in an earlier browsing session.
Step 5:

Head over to History > Show All History.

Your browsing history is mentioned on the current tab, grouped by dates.

You can also delete any web page from the history by right-tapping on the web page in the list and choosing Delete.

Conclusion:

That’s all about it! If you need any help then let us know below!

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