How to Restore Chrome Tabs
Accidentally closing a browser with multiple tabs open can be a heart-wrenching experience.
Knowing how to restore tabs can prevent the distress of closing your browser by accident. Check out the simple techniques below to recover closed tabs in Chrome and avoid any potential trauma.
Table of Content:
- How to Restore Chrome Tabs
- How to restore previous Chrome tabs
- How to restore Chrome tabs using “Search tabs”
- How to reopen all tabs using Right-click
- How to restore closed tabs using History
- How to restore closed tabs using “Continue where you left off”
- How to recover closed tabs using “Restore pages”
- How to restore closed tabs using Curateit
How to restore previous Chrome tabs
To recover a closed tab or browser window that was mistakenly closed, you can use a keyboard shortcut:
Restore previous tabs on Mac:
⌘ + Shift + t
Restore previous tabs on Windows, Chrome OS, and Linux:
Ctrl + Shift + t
How to restore Chrome tabs using “Search tabs”
The “Search tabs” function in your browser can also be used to restore tabs.
Step 1: Click the “V” icon in the right corner of your browser
Step 2: Enter the tab’s site name or page title
Step 3: Click results to reopen closed tabs
How to reopen all tabs using Right-click
In the event of accidentally closing your browser, you can use the right-click function to restore all closed tabs.
Step 1: Open a new chrome window
Step 2: Right-click the browser bar
Step 2: Click “Reopen Window”
How to restore closed tabs using History
Following a browser crash or computer restart, you can access all of your tabs from your Chrome browser history.
Step 1: Click the three dots in the menu
Step 2: Hover over History
Step 3: Click a result to open the tab
Step 4: Tap ⌘+Y (Mac) or Ctrl+Y (Windows, Chrome OS, and Linux) to view full tab history
How to restore closed tabs using “Continue where you left off”
By adjusting a setting in your browser, you can restore all previously opened tabs by default when your browser is reopened.
Step 1: Click the three vertical does in your browser
Step 2: Click “Settings”
Step 3: Select “On startup”
Step 4: Select “Continue where you left off”
How to recover closed tabs using “Restore pages”
Even if your computer has crashed, there is still a way to recover your tabs.
Step 1: Restart your computer
Step 2: Open your Chrome browser
Step 3: Click Restore when the “Restore pages?” prompt appears
How to restore closed tabs using Curateit
Remembering every single tab you have seen is impossible, but often the tab that you require the most is the one that seems to be lost.
With the Curateit Chrome extension, all tabs that you browse are automatically saved and brought back up when you search on Google. It’s akin to memory cheat codes.
You can click on the open icon next to the collection to open all recent tabs
Sign up to curate it now!