How to reopen a closed tab or window with Google Chrome

As with other contemporary web browsers, Chrome allows you to quickly reopen tabs and windows that you recently closed. Google moved this option around a bit in 2019 with the release of Chrome 78, but the feature is still easy to find and sure to be after reading this article.

Before you continue reading, I want to inform you that you cannot reopen windows and tabs that have been opened in Chrome’s Incognito mode. This is because chrome “forgets” these tabs as soon as you close them.

How to reopen a closed tab or window with Google Chrome

To reopen a closed tab in Chrome, right-click on an empty space in the tab bar and click “Reopen Closed Tab.” If you have recently closed a window instead of a tab, you will see an option “Reopen closed window” here.

Reopen closed tab in Google Chrome

This will open the most recently closed tab or window. Repeat this process to reopen tabs in the order they were closed.

You can also press Ctrl+Shift+T in Windows or Cmd+Shift+T on Mac to reopen a closed tab with a hotkey. For example, if you recently closed a window, this will reopen the closed window.

This hotkey works the same as clicking “Reopen Closed Tab.” Press the hotkey repeatedly to reopen closed tabs in the order they were closed.

Chrome also offers a menu with a list of all recently closed windows and tabs that are tracked.

You access this menu by clicking on Chrome’s menu and navigating to History.

recently closed tabs in Chrome

Under Recently Closed, you will see a list of recently closed windows and tabs.
Click on a window to reopen it.

If you closed the window or tab a while ago, you’ll need to click on the History option here and search your browsing history to find it.

I hope this article has helped you find closed window’s of tabs in Chrome. Thank you for reading!

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