All the options to recover closed tabs in Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox or Safari

All the options to recover closed tabs in Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox or Safari

Imagine that you have closed the navigation tab by mistake or accidentally. Or we want to re-consult a certain page that we visited a few days ago, but we did not realize to mark it. Do not worry about it anymore, from today we can navigate without fear of something similar happening to us.

There are fairly quick and simple solutions among the main browsers that will avoid situations like those described above. Do you want to know what they are? We'll tell you then.


Since always, when we wanted to recover tabs closed by accident, we had to resort to browsing history. Although effective, it could become quite a tough task, especially if we are one of those who compulsively search the Internet by opening one page after another.

Luckily, it is possible to take shortcuts using key commands, and Google Chrome gives us that possibility. To do this, just close one of those tabs, we must press the keys "Ctrl + Shift + T", or "Cmd + Shift + T" if we are from Mac. Your browser will automatically retrieve the closed tab and reopen it.

Not only that, Google Chrome will also recover the last ten tabs that we have closed . You just have to press that same key combination multiple times.


We will also achieve this same effect if we right-click on the "Open new tab" option. When doing so, a pop-up menu will appear in which we can choose "Reopen closed tab". However, we recommend the first option, if only for a matter of speed .

There is also the possibility to review our history and see the results of the pages visited days, weeks or even months ago. To access this history, we must access the Chrome menu. You know, the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of our navigation window.

Next, we select  History> History , or directly we press the command "Ctrl + H". From this moment on, if we go to the "Recently closed" option, all the last closed tabs will be opened in a new browser window.

We can also carry out more exhaustive searches by simply entering a specific date to return the results for a specific day (and even time). By clicking on one of the resulting websites, it will open in the same tab.


Before closing the Google Chrome section, we would like to highlight another method for the system to remember all the tabs that we had open when the browser was completely closed. To do this, we click on the icon in the upper right corner again, but this time we will choose the "Settings" option. Finally, go to the section "When I open the browser" and select the option "Open everything as it was before closing."

The next time you open Google Chrome, all the tabs that were left open the last time will automatically open .

Microsoft Edge

To get back closed tabs in Edge, the procedure is exactly the same . That is, we must use the same combination as in Chrome, "Ctrl + Shift + T". This will also open previously closed tabs in the order in which they were closed.

Furthermore, if we click with the right mouse button on the option "Close current tab" we will have the option of recovering the last visits made on other websites. We will only have to select the option "Reopen closed tab" to display each of the previously available tabs  in the order in which they were closed .


Regarding  Microsoft Edge  ( Internet Explorer) histories , we will find them available in the "Favorites" section, within the icon with three horizontal lines in the upper right corner. In it we will find a complete record with all the visits made in the time interval that we want to check.

Mozilla Firefox

As in the previous examples, we have to press "Ctrl + Shift + T" in Windows or "Cmd + Shift + T "  for Mac computers, to recover the closed tabs. We also have the option of right-clicking on the tab bar and selecting "Undo the closing of the last tab"  from the drop-down menu.


To consult the history, we just have to click on the "Catalog" button (the one in the form of several stacked books) in the upper right corner of the browser. Among the options that appear, we select "History".

Next, we will only have to choose if we want to open the last tabs or closed windows. There is also the possibility of entering different search parameters such as the date, a site or the site with the highest number of visits. In this sense, Mozilla's search history menu is quite comprehensive and worth taking a good look at it.


From Safari we can, thanks to the "Undo" function, we can also reopen all the tabs that we had open before closing Safari or reopen the last one that we had open and we have closed without realizing it. Starting with the option of the key commands, if we are Safari users, we must execute "Shift + Command + T" on our Mac.

Of course, we must bear in mind that, if we have already opened a new tab after closing the first one, the "Undo" option will  not allow us to recover it .

As with the other browsers mentioned above, Safari also has a "History". This will show us all those pages that we have visited, and will allow us to recover any tab. To access it, we just have to click on the "History" option found on the toolbar . Next, we will access a menu where all the visited websites will appear ordered by date from most recent to oldest.

In the event that we have closed several tabs at the same time, we can restore them quietly by clicking on the option "Reopen All Windows from the Last Session" , also from the "History".