Have you ever had two or more tabs open in your web browser and closed one of them by accident, either with an errant mouse click or by simply closing the wrong one?

I do it all the time, and it used to frustrate me to no end. But now I simply work a quick bit of magic and the accidentally closed tab instantly reappears!

  1. Press the Ctrl + Shift + T keyboard combination. (refer to the above image.) or reopen-closed-tab-mouse
  2. Right-click on any open browser tab and click Reopen closed tab.
Reopen tabs on chrome

Whether you prefer to use method one or two, the result is the same: The last tab you closed in your web browser will reopen with the web page that was displayed at time of its untimely closure sitting there waiting for you to continue where you left off!

Repeat the process and the next to last tab you closed will re-open. Pretty neat, huh?

Hack two

This also works when you accidentally close your entire browser by clicking the little X up in the top-right corner of the window.

If you closed the browser by accident, just launch the browser again and press Ctrl+Shift+T to reopen the last-used tab!

This tip works with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Chrome (and perhaps other browsers as well, but I have only tested it with these five).