Reopening a tab in your browser

Feb 4, 2021 | Quick Tips

Why would you need to know how to reopen a tab in your browser? If you’ve ever accidentally clicked the little X and closed a tab or a window that you still need – especially if you’re presenting live to a classroom – that feeling of panic is probably familiar. Having a quick keyboard shortcut that allows you to instantly reopen a tab or window can be a lifesaver!

How to reopen tabs in Chrome

To reopen closed tabs or windows in Chrome, you have a few options.

  1. In Windows or on a Chromebook, you can look at the “three dots” menu at top right of your browser, click History, and choose the tab or window you want to reopen from the list. You can do the same thing using the top Window menu on a Mac.
  2. You can right-click or control-click in a blank space in tab area at the top of the window and select “Reopen closed tab”, or use the keyboard shortcut for your operating system – CTRL+Shift+T on a PC or Command+Shift+T on a Mac.
  3. Finally, to view your complete browser history, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+H on a PC or Chromebook, or or Command+Y on a Mac.

Watch this short video by Jeff Crawford, ESD 101 Math Coordinator, to learn how to fix your flow.