How to restore an accidentally closed tab in your browser

If you accidentally close a tab in your browser which you didn't want to close, you would want to reopen it quickly. Here is a useful tip for all mainstream browsers which surprisingly not many are aware of!

All web browsers follow the same keyboard shortcuts mostly. Here's how to re-open a closed tab in Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Vivaldi.

Restore accidentally closed tab using the keyboard

There is a very useful hotkey to reopen the last closed tab. Just press:

Ctrl + Shift + T

This will reopen the tab you just closed. Pressing this key combination multiple times will reopen all previously closed tabs in reverse order.

This trick should work in most browsers.

Restore accidentally closed tab using the mouse

re-open closed tab

In most browsers, you can right click with the mouse on an existing tab and choose "Reopen closed tab" or "Undo Close Tab".

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “How to restore an accidentally closed tab in your browser”

  1. Lot of programs save your system cache as well so if these options some programs like this would come in handy i use rollback but there’s quite a few out there that do this. Good to have layered options just in case.

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