How to reopen closed tabs in a browser

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Browsing the Internet can be done for a variety of reasons, be it work, entertainment, educational purposes, and more. Because of that, it is easy to find yourself having multiple tabs open.

However, sometimes you barely manage to find a website, and if you were to leave it, you’d have no idea how to get fast to it again.

That is probably the worst moment for you accidentally close the tab or worse, close the entire browser.

This is something that has most likely happened to everyone at least once. That is why we’ve created a step-by-step guide that will show you how to re-open closed tabs in some of the most popular browsers out there.

How do I reopen closed tabs in a browser?

1. Google Chrome

1.1 One tab at a time

  1. Launch Google Chrome
  2. Open a tab, and then close it
  3. In the top of the screen, right-click the plus sign you would normally click to open a new tab
  4. Select Reopen closed tab
  5. Additionally, you can also try this key combination:
    • Ctrl + Shift + T

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1.2 An entire window full of tabs

  1. Launch Google Chrome
  2. Open several tabs
  3. Close the windows
  4. In the top of the screen, right-click the plus sign you would normally click to open a new tab
  5. Select Reopen closed window
  6. Additionally, you can also try this key combination:
    • Ctrl + Shift + T

1.3 Most recently closed tabs and windows

  1. Press the three-dots button in the top-right corner of the screen
  2. Move your mouse over History
  3. Look under Recently closed
    • You will see a list here of the last 8 tabs and/or windows closed in Google Chrome

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2. Mozilla Firefox

2.1 One tab at a time

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Open a tab, and then close it
  3. Right-click on a tab
  4. Select Undo Close Tab
  5. Additionally, you can also try this key combination:
    • Ctrl + Shift + Tfirefox 1

2.1 Most recently closed tabs and windows

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + N
    • A new menu will appear in the top of the screen
  3. Select History
  4. Chose one of the following based on what you like:
    • Restore previous session
    • Recently Closed Tabs
    • Recently Closed Windowsfirefox 2

3. Microsoft Edge

  1. Open a tab, then close it
  2. Right-click on a tab
  3. Select Reopen closed tabedge
  4. Additionally, you can also try this key combination:
    • Ctrl + Shift + T

4. Opera

  1. Launch Opera
  2. Open a tab, and then close it
  3. Right-click on a tab
  4. Select Reopen last closed tabOpera
  5. Additionally, you can also try this key combination:
    • Ctrl + Shift + T

One neat trick you should keep in mind is that repeatedly pressing Ctrl+Shift+T will open previously closed tabs in the order they were closed. This applies to all of the browsers listed above.

By following these steps, you should be able to reopen closed tabs in all of the most popular browsers out there.

What other browsers do you want to read about? Let us know in the comment section below.

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