Open Recently Closed Tabs in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox

Web browsers are no longer just a program that only corporates and businesses use. Ever since the public got access to the internet, the journey of web browsers has been quite amazing. Did you know that Internet Explorer once used to be the default browser on Macintosh systems?

That changed when Apple went on to develop their own browser named Safari. But there were other browsers that people were using – Netscape and Opera.

Times have changed and the major browser in today’s date are:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer formerly).

Google took the world by storm when they launched the Google Chrome web browser. This new web browser was not only fast, but it also opened pages in a blazing fast manner. But Firefox is also nothing to ignore. It is a really solid browser which is developed by Mozilla and many contributers around the world.

Internet Explorer had a big reputation but only for bad reasons. People used to mock Internet Explorer for being the least advanced browser ever. Even though things started getting better with Internet Explorer 9, the damage was done and after releasing Windows 8.1, Microsoft decided it was time to start all over again and hence Microsoft Edge was born.

Microsoft Edge is the newest player in the web browser market and people have already started appreciating Microsoft for their amazing startover with Microsoft Edge. Even though Edge is pretty new and doesn’t have third party support with extensions and add-ons yet, but I hope Microsoft is going to introduce that soon.

Open Recently Closed Tabs in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox

How many times have you ran into a problem where you accidentally closed a tab you were working on? It happens with a lot and it used to be a matter of annoyance for me until I found out how to easily reopen them.

In this post I am going to tell you how to Open Recently Closed Tabs in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.

Google Chrome

In Google Chrome all you need to do is follow this process:

  • Right click on any open tab inside Google Chrome.
  • You will notice that there is an option to reopen the closed tab inside Google Chrome.
  • Optionally you can choose the Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+T and this will reopen the closed tab immediately.

Mozilla Firefox

Follow the process mentioned below for opening a closed tab in Mozilla Firefox.

  • Right click on any open tab in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Look for an option to Undo Close Tab inside Mozilla Firefox.
  • You can use the Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+T and this will reopen the closed tab as well.

Microsoft Edge

  • Right click on any opened tab in Microsoft Edge.
  • Look for an option that says Reopen closed tab.
  • The Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+T and this will reopen the closed tab as well.


As you can see, you can easily repoen closed tabs on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or even Microsoft Edge and you would have noticed by now that the keyboard shortcut to do the same is same across all three browser. Just use Ctrl+Shift+T and you will be fine! Let us know which tab did you accidentally close 🙂

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