When we accidentally close a Chrome tab or maybe even the entire Chrome window, it is kind of a semi-panic situation. You sometimes wish if Chrome had a warning message when you close all the tabs.
Do not worry!
There is a keyboard shortcut to re-open recently closed tab or tabs. You can even re-open the entire browsing session using this keyboard shortcut.
Opening recently closed tabs are really easy in Google Chrome. There are keyboard shortcuts and other tricks. You can either open individual tabs, restore your last browsing session or configure Chrome to always start where you left off.
How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome
Open Individual Tabs To re-open the last closed tab, use CTRL + SHIFT + T keyboard shortcut. You can open up to last 10 tabs using this method. Also, you can right click on any of the tabs you have open and choose to reopen a closed tab to do this. You can also access recent tabs from the settings menu as shown below:
How to Restore Last Browsing Session
There are a couple of methods for you to restore the last browsing session on Chrome.
1. You will see a Restore option when you reopen Chrome after a crash. This will restore all the open tabs from your last browsing session.
2. On the new tab page, look for Recently Closed Tabs on the bottom right corner. This will list your recently closed tabs. If you have just started a new browsing session, you will see your last browsing session as well here. Example, if you had 8 tabs open when you closed Chrome last time, the link will read 8 tabs. Click this to get all those 8 tabs back.
The Recently Closed Tabs section will show last 10 tabs you closed. This will help you open the exact tab that you are looking for. If you were to use the keyboard shortcut to open the first tab you closed, well, that’s not going to easy!
You can also use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + T soon after opening Chrome to re-open the previous browsing session. When you use that keyboard shortcut on a new Chrome window, it will open all the Chrome tabs from the previous session.
Always Start Where You Left Off
Okay, now you know how to reopen individual tabs and get the entire browsing session back. But what if you always want to start where you left off? Chrome can help you with that. Open the settings page and look for (search!) On Start Up. Under this menu, choose to Continue where I left off. Once this is enabled, you will always get the tabs from your last browsing session when you open Chrome. Useful? Don’t forget to share this with your friends!!!