Skip Nav
Tech Tips
The Easy Way to Block Contacts From Sending Messages or Calls
Tech Tips
How to Create a Wedding Hashtag No One Else Will Have
17 People Who Emoji Better Than You

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!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
ladytex ladytex 7 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 9 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 9 years
I can't tell you how many times I have done this. Thanks for the tip.
useEvil useEvil 9 years
Install the "Session Manager" extension and you'll never lose a tab again.
Tech Tech 9 years
Glad this tip was helpful !
smarler smarler 9 years
Sweet. I'm always closing a tab and then realizing that I meant to close a different one!
stefanie-payne stefanie-payne 9 years
Another reason Firefox beats all other browsers.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Thank you! I love key commands and this one will be quite useful!
Nightwind Nightwind 9 years
YES! I needed that tip!
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
That doesn't work for me for some reason. =( Thanks anyway.
amyfinke amyfinke 9 years
Thanks, Geek!!
fickletwister fickletwister 9 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 9 years
That is amazingly helpful. I'm always accidentally closing tabs I didn't mean to close.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
This is helpful, thanks. I hate having to open a new browser window.
Firefox 5 Features
How to save battery on iPhone 4
Google I/O Conference Social Tips
Airplane-Mode Activities For Your iPhone
Which Web Browser Do You Use?
Organize Your Web Browser Tabs
Download of the Day: Send Tab URLs
Do Not Track in Google Chrome
Travel Gadgets and Accessories
Twitter, Firefox, R2-D2 Sneakers
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds