June 10, 2024

How To Restore Tabs : The Ultimate Guide To Restoring Browser Tabs

Written by Eleanor McKeown

How To Restore Tabs : The Ultimate Guide To Restoring Browser Tabs

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Jun 10, 2024 09:53 AM
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How to restore Tabs in your web browser. Easy instructions to restore recent Tabs and older Tabs in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari.
Welcome to the ultimate guide to restoring Tabs in your web browser. As browser designers, we’ve put together simple step-by-step instructions to help you restore your Tabs. We’ll cover how to restore Tabs across the four main standard web browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. And we’ll also share our recommendation for Horse Browser, a web browser that permanently saves the sites you visit, so you’ll never need to restore your Tabs again.

How Do I Restore My Browser Tabs?

To restore your browser Tabs, there are a variety of methods you can use: you can search your internet History; visit your browser Menu; or use quick keyboard shortcuts. Read on to discover the specific steps you need to take for each browser.
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1. How To Restore Tabs in Google Chrome

Let’s take a look at how to restore Tabs in Google Chrome. For recent Tabs, the quickest method is through quick keyboard shortcuts or the browser Menu. To restore older Tabs, you’ll need to undertake a more advanced search through your browser History.

[a.] How To Restore Recent Tabs in Chrome

To restore recent Tabs, follow these speedy Menu and keyboard shortcuts. Or you can quickly access your Tab History to restore recent Tabs.
  • Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows / Linux or ++ T on Mac will restore the Window of all the Tabs you just closed
  • Via the browser Menu: Visit File > Reopen Closed Tab in the Menu at the top of your browser
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  • Via History: Click the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window and hover over History. Look under Recent Tabs and select the Tab you wish to restore. If multiple Tabs were open at the same time, select the relevant number of Tabs. A dropdown menu will appear. Select individual Tabs or on Restore Window to restore all Tabs in this session.

[b.] How to Restore Older Tabs in Chrome

To restore older Tabs in Chrome, you will need to conduct a search through your History.
  • Access History by clicking on the three dots at the top of your browser or by visiting File > History. You can also use the keyboard shortcut + Y on Mac and Ctrl + Y on Windows / Linux.
  • Search History to find the Tabs you need. You can browse through your previous browser sessions By date or By group. The by group option shows pages automatically grouped together by Chrome, based on subject or site. Be aware that this group might not always be 100 percent accurate.
  • Click on individual links from these lists to restore the Tabs you need.
 
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2. How To Restore Tabs in Safari

Restoring Safari Tabs is relatively straightforward and follows the same options as Chrome. You can restore by using keyboard shortcuts, visiting the Safari Menu or accessing your browser History.

[a.] How To Restore Recent Tabs in Safari

To restore recent tabs, follow these quick and easy instructions.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows / Linux or ++ T on Mac will restore the Tabs you just closed
  • Safari Menu: Visit Menu > History > Recently Closed at the top of your browser to see a list of your recent tabs, which you can individually select to re-open. Alternatively, select Menu > History > Reopen Last Closed Window or choose Menu > History > Reopen All Windows from Last Session.
 
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[b.] How to Restore Older Tabs in Safari

To restore older tabs, you will need to search through your History to find relevant pages:
  • Access History through keyboard shortcuts + Y on Mac or Ctrl + Y on Windows / Linux. Alternatively, visit Menu > History > Show All History.
 
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  • Search through your History list, either through the search box at the right top corner of the page or by scrolling by date, to find and restore the relevant Tab(s).

[3.] How To Restore Tabs in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge offers the widest range of methods to restore your Tabs. Read on to learn how to restore recent or older Tabs.

[a.] How To Restore Recent Tabs in Microsoft Edge

To restore recent Tabs, there are three methods you can use: keyboard shortcuts, the Edge Menu or Title Bar.
  • Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows / Linux or ++ T on Mac will restore a Window of all your most recently closed Tabs
  • Browser Menu: Visit Menu > History > Recently Closed in the Menu at the top of your browser and select the recent Tabs which you wish to re-open
 
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  • Title Bar: At the top of the browser, you can also right-click on the blank space in your Title Bar. Then select the option to Reopen Closed Tab
 
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[a.] How To Restore Older Tabs in Microsoft Edge

If you’re searching for any Tabs that you closed a while ago, you can search your History to restore these Tabs. There are two ways to access your browser History:
  • Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Y on Windows / Linux or + Y on Mac will bring up your History
  • Browser Menu: Visit Menu > History > Manage History at the top of your browser to perform the same action.
You will be presented with a pop-up sidebar listing all the previous sites you’ve visited. You can search this list using the search field or scroll by date to select and restore the Tabs you need.
 
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[4.] How To Restore Tabs in Mozilla Firefox

You can restore Firefox Tabs through the following methods: using keyboard shortcuts; visiting the Firefox Menu; or accessing your browser History.

[a.] How To Restore Recent Tabs in Firefox:

To restore recent tabs, follow these quick and easy instructions.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + Shift + T on Windows / Linux or ++ T on Mac will restore the Tabs you just closed
  • Firefox Menu: Hover over Menu > History > Recently Closed Tabs at the top of your browser to see a list of your recent Tabs, which you can individually select to re-open. Alternatively, hover over Menu > History > Recently Closed Windows to select any specific Windows of Tabs you wish to restore.
 
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[b.] How To Restore Olders Tabs in Firefox

If you’re searching for Tabs you closed a while ago, you must search your History to restore these Tabs. There are a couple of ways to access your browser History:
  • Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Y on Windows / Linux or + Y on Mac will bring up a pop-up window of your History
  • Browser Menu: Visit Menu > History > Show All History at the top of your browser to perform the same action.
 
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Search History using the search field or browse by date. Simply double-click on a Tab to restore it or right-click to bring up various more advanced options, including Open In New Tab or Open In New Window.
 
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[5.] Horse Browser: Our Recommendation To Save Your Sites

Although we’ve provided some useful, quick tips in this guide, there’s no getting around the fact that restoring Tabs can be a time-consuming, fiddly and frustrating process. That’s why we’re recommending Horse Browser, a browser that automatically and permanently saves pages as you browse. It’s all because Horse Browser is designed differently from standard web browsers.
Horse Browser replaces Tabs with its own unique navigation method, named Trails:
  • Every time you click on a link, a new page is opened on the Trail, creating nested pages that perfectly track your online research. You can drag-and-drop, rename and remove pages, as needed. Leaving you with an instantly accessible, organised list of the sites you truly need to save.
  • When Horse Browser closes or quits, all your pages are automatically saved, even after a total shutdown or update. Just like a Notes App.
 
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  • When you re-open Horse Browser, you’ll find everything you need, conveniently stored in the sidebar. Horse Browser removes the need to restore Tabs or re-open previous browsing sessions as you can instantly and easily access the sites you need. You don’t need to rely on your memory to remember the date or name of the website you’re hoping to retrieve.
If you’re interested in finding out more, visit the Horse Browser website.

In conclusion

To restore closed browser Tabs, there are a number of methods you can use: searching your browser History; visiting the browser Menu; or using quick keyboard shortcuts. In this guide, we’ve shared specific instructions for each of the four main browsers, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. The method you choose will depend on: the type of browser you’re using; whether you wish to restore single or multiple Tabs; and the date you last accessed these Tabs.
Restoring Tabs can be a time-consuming, fiddly and frustrating process. It also relies heavily on memory to know the date you last opened a Tab or the name of the website that contained the information you need. That’s why, as an alternative, we recommend using Horse Browser, an alternative browser that automatically and permanently saves pages as you browse, even after a shutdown or update. Horse Browser instantly makes your list of pages easily accessible. If you’re curious to know more, visit here to try Horse Browser with their 14-day money back guarantee.
 
 
 
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