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Geek Tip: Retrieving Closed Firefox Tabs

This happens to me all of the time. I'll be using Firefox to surf the net, open way too many tabs, close a few to open more and realize that I need to go back to a website. Well luckily there are a couple of tricks to help you get your tabs back. All you have to do is hit 'Command+Shift+T' for a Mac or 'Shift+Ctrl+T' for a PC and your last tab will appear. If you don't like keyboard shortcuts, just go to history and recently closed tabs and voila- you will see all your recently closed tabs!

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ladytex ladytex 8 years
I'm missing my Tab Mix plus addon in FF3.5. With that I just right clicked and it gave me a list of closed tabs and I picked the one I wanted to reopen.
lintacious lintacious 10 years
there's an add-on that let's you hit ctrl+z to "undo". of course this action comes integrated with opera :)
elysa elysa 10 years
I can't tell you how many times I have done this. Thanks for the tip.
useEvil useEvil 10 years
Install the "Session Manager" extension and you'll never lose a tab again.
Tech Tech 10 years
Glad this tip was helpful !
smarler smarler 10 years
Sweet. I'm always closing a tab and then realizing that I meant to close a different one!
stefanie-payne stefanie-payne 10 years
Another reason Firefox beats all other browsers.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Thank you! I love key commands and this one will be quite useful!
Nightwind Nightwind 10 years
YES! I needed that tip!
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
That doesn't work for me for some reason. =( Thanks anyway.
amyfinke amyfinke 10 years
Thanks, Geek!!
fickletwister fickletwister 10 years
The newest version of Firefox has this function in it. Just right-click on a tab and choose "Undo Close Tab". I think there's even a quicker shortcut key. Firefox has a lot of really nice functions, and is better and (IMO) easier than Explorer. To get the latest version, go to
PositiveTension PositiveTension 10 years
That is amazingly helpful. I'm always accidentally closing tabs I didn't mean to close.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
This is helpful, thanks. I hate having to open a new browser window.
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