How To Reopen Closed Tabs In Your Browser: Multiple Simple Methods
January 9, 2019 18:25 By Fabiosa
A 2-year-old child who can barely produce sounds similar to human speech can easily download a game on their parents’ smartphone. We live in an era when understanding of how the devices from laptops to phones work is almost equally important as the ability to speak. That’s why we need to keep up with all that technological progress. But let’s start slow and aim a bit lower.
Have you ever closed a tab in your browser just by mistake? It could’ve been a simple misclick or you might’ve changed your mind shortly after closing the page. Anyways, the tab is gone. But what we are going to show might seem devil’s tricks for those who don’t know them. We are going to teach you how to get any closed tab back!
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How to undo closing a tab
1. Windows Users
Today, there are basically two most popular browsers in the Windows OS environment: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. So, if you are using one of those, the following information is really on point. You can use a combination of keys on your keyboard: Ctrl + Shift + T. Simply press all three keys together and your tab will reopen. This combination is basically universal for all browsers on Windows, meaning Opera and Internet Explorer users can also get their tabs back by pressing it.
There is a more complicated way of reopening your tabs. You should go to your browser’s menu and click history. There you can find all closed tabs, and typically, the one that you’ve just closed is right on top of that list. Double-click it to reopen.
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2. Mac Users
Similar to the previous case, there’s a certain combination of keys you can press to reopen the closed tab. Actually, there are two such combinations. Command + Z will undo the previous action, which was closing the tab, and Command + Shift + T, which reopens the last closed tab. You can press this combination several times, to reopen multiples tabs.
Another way is to click on History option at the top of your Safari browser and go to “Recently Closed.” The list of the last closed tabs will pop up. This method is great if you want to find a tab you closed 10 minutes ago, for example.
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3. iPhone users
Apple products are using the Safari browser, which has different interface depending on the device you’re using. This browser also has the option of restoring closed tabs, though it is pretty much hidden from the users. You need to tap on the “Tab view” button at the bottom right of the Safari app (two squares, one atop of the other). The next step is to create a new tab by tapping and holding the “+” symbol at the bottom of the screen. After a few seconds, the list of your recently closed tabs will appear.
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Operating the modern devices can be quite tricky mostly because they have so many functions and options, but also due to the fact that they have different interfaces. But if you will try to see patterns and algorithms, the learning process should become much easier. We hope you’ve found this article helpful and that you’ve learned something new!