Handy Browser Tricks
We’ve all accidentally closed a tab that we’ve dearly needed back! And goodness forbid we may have closed the browser too.
In most cases, if the browser is open, you can right click in the tab area and select “unclose recent tab” or “reopen closed tab” (or similar wording depending on the browser). However, that does not work in all cases.
What DOES work however, across almost every browser is to hit CTRL-SHIFT-T (or CMD-SHIFT-T for Mac) to re-open that pesky tab.
Both of these methods only work if the browser itself still remains open but the tab is gone.
Most browsers have a built in “most recent tab” memory but by now you’ve likely learned that it’s flakey.
So, on Firefox, I run “Session Manager” Add-on and on Chrome I use the similar “Session Buddy” Extension. These give me access to “sessions” of the browser prior which includes all the tabs and windows it had open – for when I REALLY need to roll back to some older tabs.)
If you were in the process of filling out a form, status message, or other text box, when the tab/browser was lost, Lazarus can retrieve the content of those text boxes too!
Then, enable the sync feature in Chrome or Firefox to ensure that your current tab state is also backed up to the cloud.
By combining a little knowledge of CTRL-SHIFT-T with some sweet browser add-ons, you have a much more “disaster-proof” setup that will save you many grey hairs!
~ Kim ~
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This post originally published July 7th, 2014 and updated June 7th, 2016