How to Open a Tab You Just Closed on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally closed a tab on your Mac and wished you could quickly reopen it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the simple steps to open a tab that you just closed on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Reopening a Recently Closed Tab in Safari

If you are using Safari as your default browser on your Mac, reopening a recently closed tab is a breeze. Here’s how:

  1. Keyboard Shortcut: The quickest way to reopen a closed tab is by using the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + T. Simply press these keys together, and voila! Your recently closed tab will magically reappear.
  2. Menu Option: Alternatively, you can also reopen a closed tab by going to the Edit menu at the top of your screen. From the dropdown menu, select Undo Close Tab.

    This will instantly reopen the last tab that was closed.

  3. Right-Click Context Menu: If you prefer using your mouse or trackpad, simply right-click (or Control-click) anywhere on the tab bar in Safari. In the context menu that appears, select Reopen Closed Tab. The most recently closed tab will be reopened.

Recovering a Closed Tab in Google Chrome

If Google Chrome is your go-to browser on your Mac, fear not! You can easily recover a recently closed tab with these simple steps:

  1. Keyboard Shortcut: To reopen a closed tab in Google Chrome using only your keyboard, press Command + Shift + T. Just like in Safari, this shortcut will bring back the tab you just closed.
  2. Right-Click Context Menu: Similar to Safari, you can right-click (or Control-click) on the tab bar in Google Chrome. From the context menu that appears, select Reopen Closed Tab. The most recently closed tab will be reopened instantly.
  3. Menu Option: Another way to recover a closed tab in Chrome is by using the menu option.

    Click on the three-dot icon at the top-right corner of your browser window. In the dropdown menu, hover over History, and then click on Recently Closed. A list of recently closed tabs will appear, allowing you to select the one you want to reopen.

Undoing a Closed Tab in Mozilla Firefox

If Mozilla Firefox is your preferred browser, here’s how you can undo closing a tab:

  1. Keyboard Shortcut: To quickly reopen a recently closed tab in Firefox, simply press Command + Shift + T. This keyboard shortcut works like a charm and brings back your closed tab instantly.
  2. Menu Option: Alternatively, you can go to the History menu at the top of your screen. From there, select Recently Closed Tabs.

    You will see a list of your recently closed tabs, and by clicking on any of them, they will be reopened.

  3. New Tab Page: If you prefer browsing through visual options rather than menus or shortcuts, Firefox has got you covered! When opening a new tab, you’ll notice a section called Recently Closed in the bottom-right corner of the page. Clicking on any of the closed tabs listed there will reopen them.

And there you have it! No matter which browser you use on your Mac, you now know how to effortlessly reopen a tab that you just closed.

Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts or using menus, these methods will save you time and frustration. Happy browsing!

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