Re-open a Firefox Tab That You Accidentally Closed

Do you ever accidentally close a tab in Firefox, then want to get back to a website that you were exploring in that tab?

It happens to me a couple of times every day – I click on a link, and when I’m finished reading that page, I close the tab. Oops! That link hadn’t opened in a new tab, and now I’ve lost the original page that I was reading.

Re-open a Closed Tab From the History Menu

Fortunately, Firefox remembers what you’ve had open, and stores those tabs in its History.

To re-open a closed tab:

  1. Click the History Menu
  2. Click Recently Closed Tabs, to see a list of web page names.
  3. Click the name of the web page that you want to re-open.


Re-open the Last Closed Tab From the Shortcut Menu

You can also re-open the last closed tab by using a shortcut menu:

  1. Double-click in an empty area of the tab strip, for example, to the right of the last tab.
  2. In the shortcut menu that appears, click Undo Close Tab.