How To Restore Recently Closed Tabs in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and IE


Everytime when i am researching something on the internet, i prefer to open multiple tabs simultaneously in the web browser. Thanks to Chrome’s efficient memory management, opening multiple tabs is a breeze and no hiccups experience. But there is one thing that annoys me a lot on every web browser and here’s what it is:


As you might have experienced yourself, it is common for us to accidentally close the wrong tab while browsing across multiple tabs. This usually happens a lot with me and believe me finding the closed tab from the history doesn’t work all the time.

If the same thing happens with you then here is a quick shortcut which will help you restore all the closed tabs. The good thing is the shortcut is same across all the popular web browsers such as Google chrome, Firefox or Internet explorer.

If you want to restore a closed tab then simply press the CTRL + Shift + T combination on your keyboard and the closed tab will open up it the same location. Further you can even press the key combination multiple times to open up all the recently closed tabs according to the order in which they were closed.

All the web browsers have a option to manually restore closed tabs. The following screenshots will display how you can open recently closes tabs in most web browsers.

Opening recently closed tabs in Google Chrome.


Opening recently closed tabs in Mozilla Firefox.


Opening recently closed tabs in Internet Explorer.

Opening recently closed tabs in Opera.


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1 comment

  • I hate this.. I miss the Recently Closed Tabs buttons, mainly because it went into the convenience of being able to open several at once when I closed the web browser and then opened it again.

    Recently closed tabs > 14 tabs closed


    Cue my 14 tabs. CUE MY 14 TABS. I live in an area where there are sometimes blackouts so that feature was a blessing, BUT NOW I HAVE TO DO IT GODDAMN INDIVIDUALLY.

    Why u do this, Chrome?

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