How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Firefox Computer?

Learn how to open the recently closed tab and older tabs within the Mozilla firefox browser on the computer. There are multiple ways to undo closed tabs, that you can learn here.

Imagine you are working on a project that will need you to browse different stuff. There you are on your computer with many tabs open and working your way through them then accidentally you close one tab in an attempt of you opening it. Does this scenario I have made up sound familiar? If yes, it happens to me far too often.

Normally when I have many tabs open on my Mozilla Firefox browser, I accidentally close them in an attempt to reload them.

The good news is that we can actually reopen those tabs in a few steps. I will take you through them. There are various ways in which this can be done and we shall look at them all.

Undo Closed Tab Option

Here, you will basically open the most recent closed tab or all the closed tabs in order of how they were closed. Follow these steps

  • To reopen the last closed tab in Mozilla Firefox, 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 Firefox keystroke shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T on your keyboard to open the last closed tab.

Repeatedly selecting “Undo Close Tab”, or pressing Ctrl+ Shift + T will open previously closed tabs in the order they were closed.

Reopen Specific Tab in Firefox

What if you want to reopen a specific tab and not just the recently closed one?

Follow these simple steps to reopen any closed tab in Firefox computer:

  1. Launch Firefox Computer browser.
  2. Click the Firefox menu horizontal 3bar icon button. in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Then, click the Library icon and then select History.
    You can alternatively click the ‘Library’ icon directly at the top of the browser page then go to ‘History’.
  4. On the resulting History menu, click on a webpage you would like to reopen in the current tab.
  5. You can also access the recently closed tabs by clicking on Restore Closed Tabs.

Recent Highlights in Firefox computer browser

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

Reopen Old Tabs from History

What if you forgot the name or URL for a web page you visited last week and its not listed in your recent history.

You can view your browsing history of the past week to get around this. To do so;

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click the Library button.
    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 webpages you visited in the month.
  5. Tap on the site you would like to open to view it in the current tab.
  6. The History sidebar will remain open until you close it using the X button in the upper-right corner.

Mozilla Firefox Library History Tab

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

The tabs are opened in the current browser window and the window resizes to the size it was in the last browsing session.

Bottom Line: Firefox Reopen Recent Closed Tab

Accidentally closing tabs can cause a lot of stress mainly when it dawns on you that you would have to repeat the entire process of searching the web page and basically starting from scratch. You do not have to go through all of that to reopen a tab or window.

Follow the steps I have listed above and move on with what you had planned on doing on the internet. Just like me, you shouldn’t have to worry about reopening closed tabs. A similar feature also exists on the chrome browser for computers.

Has this article been of help? Share with us your experience when it comes to closing and opening tabs in Mozilla firefox for computers.

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