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Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Firefox on the Computer

Do you need to reopen recently closed tabs in the Mozilla Firefox browser? Learn how to easily restore tabs or pages you've closed on your computer.

Mozilla Firefox allows reopening recently closed tabs using the undo closed tab feature or keyboard shortcuts.

You can also view and restore closed tabs from the history menu or right-click on the tab bar. This feature aims to help recover accidentally closed tabs and improve the browsing experience.

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Note: Reopen closed tabs feature might not work in a private browsing window since no browsing history is saved using the private mode.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to reopen the recently closed tabs and pages in the Mozilla Firefox app.

Use the ‘Undo Closed Tab’ Option

Firefox has a built-in feature to reopen closed tabs. It will open the closed tabs in the order they were closed. Here are the steps to undo the close tab:

  • Right-click on the tab bar and select Undo Close Tab from the popup menu.
    Undo Close Tab option in Firefox Computer Tabs
  • You can alternatively enter the keystroke shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T on your keyboard to open the last closed tab.

Reopen Specific Tabs or Pages

What if you want to reopen a specific tab, not just the recently closed one? Firefox has the feature to display recent highlights or closed tabs. Follow these steps to reopen any closed tab:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.
  2. Click the More horizontal 3-bar icon for the menu list.
  3. Then, click the Library icon and then select History.Mozilla Firefox Menu OptionsYou can alternatively click the ‘Library’ icon and then open the ‘History’ page.
  4. On the History menu, click on a webpage you would like to reopen in the current tab.
    Recent Highlights in Firefox computer browser

You can also select the website link from the Recent Highlights to display the recently closed tabs and popular websites.

Reopen Old Tabs from History

You can view your browsing history of the past week or even older to reopen the page. Here are the steps to reopen old tabs from browsing history:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click the Library menu.
    Mozilla Firefox Menu Options
  3. Select View History Sidebar from the History drop-down menu.
  4. In the History sidebar, click This Month to see all the web pages you visited in the month.
  5. Click on the site you want to open to view it in the current tab.
    Mozilla Firefox Library History Tab

The History sidebar will remain open until you close it using the X button in the upper-right corner.

If you want to open all the tabs you had opened in your last browsing session, select the Recently Closed Window from the History menu.

Bottom Line

Reopen the closed tab option helps us quickly relaunch the accidentally closed page. We can use the option from the browser tab or the keyboard short key.

The browsing history also keeps a record of visited pages, which helps in accessing the pages that were closed in the past.

Similarly, you can reopen closed tabs in Firefox app on Android.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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