Chrome Reopen Closed Tab missing? How to find?

Do your Chrome Reopen Closed Tab missing? Do not worry, it's not gone or disappeared but relocated to a new location in the chrome header section.

After updating Google Chrome to version 78.0, the users are in a dilemma. One of the favorite and most helpful features was gone. The users are reporting about missing Reopen closed tab in chrome.

But, is that option really disappeared? Where is the command and how to reopen an accidentally closed tab in Google Chrome henceforth?

chrome reopen closed tab missing

Does Chrome reopen closed tab really gone?

Short answer – No!

Long answer – There has been some shuffling around the option and command that were available on the active chrome tab. Since the active tab should only have the commands that need to perform on current, the reopen closed tab doesn’t make sense.

Here are Chrome action commands for the active tab:

  • New Tab to the Right
  • Reload
  • Duplicate
  • Pin
  • Mute Site
  • Close
  • Close Tabs to the Right

An existing command in the above list was “Reopen Closed Tab” however, it has got a new home.

Where is Reopen Closed Tab?

Now, instead of right-clicking on the active Chrome tab for Reopen Closed Tab option. You need to point the cursor on the empty header bar where tabs are not present.

Right-click in empty header space for Reopen Closed Tab

From the list, you can view and select the option Reopen Closed Tab. This is where the command has now moved and stays in the future. Alternatively, you can also lookup for recently closed tabs under history tab.

We may continue to see the new options and commands being added to this list along with new features.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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