How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome and Firefox (2020)

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How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome and Firefox

Chrome

Method #1

Press Ctrl + Shift + T keys at the same time. It’ll reopen the recently closed tab. Use the key combination repeatedly to open other closed tabs.

If you’re wondering what the closed tabs that will open are, you can find them here: Hit three vertical dots at the top > hover your mouse over “History” > “Recently closed” section.

Method #2

Press Ctrl + H keys together, and you can see your browsing history. From here, find and click the closed tab that you want to reopen.

Chrome for Android

Launch Chrome app. Tap on three vertical dots at the top > Recent tabs.

Now, you can see a few recently closed tabs under “Recently closed.”

If you see the one you prefer, hit it to open. Otherwise, hit “Show full history” which will take you to the “History.” There, you can find the one you prefer and tap it to open.

Firefox

Method #1

Press Ctrl + Shift + T keys at the same time or right-click on any tab and hit the “Undo Close Tab” option.

It’ll reopen the recently closed tab. Use any of the above repeatedly to get back other closed tabs.

If you want to know what are the closed tabs that will open, then follow the below steps:

Hit three vertical lines at the top of the Firefox. Click on Library > History > Recently Closed Tabs.

Method #2

Press Ctrl + Shift + H keys at the same time, and you’ll see your browsing history. Find and double-click the closed tab you want to reopen.

Firefox for Android

Open Firefox app. Tap “History” tab. Now, find the one you prefer and tap it to open.


How to Duplicate a Tab in Chrome and Firefox

In Chrome, right-click on the tab you want to duplicate. In the context menu, hit the “Duplicate” option, which you can find between “Reload” and “Pin.”

In the Firefox, right-click on the tab you want to duplicate. In the context menu, hit the “Duplicate Tab” option which you can find between “Pin Tab” and “Select All Tabs.”


How to Pin a Tab in Chrome and Firefox

What is a Pinned Tab?

A pinned tab is a tab you pin and here are some important things about it.

  • The tab you pin will move to the left side of the browser.
  • A pinned tab only shows the Favicon of a site at the top.
  • Pinned tabs will be there in the browser until you unpin or close them.
  • A pinned tab doesn’t have a close button. But you can close it by pressing Ctrl and W keys simultaneously (only for Chrome) or right-clicking on it and then clicking the “Close” option (for Chrome) or the “Close Tab” option (for Firefox).

Let’s see the steps to pin a tab.

In Chrome, right-click on the tab you want to pin. In the context menu, hit the “Pin” option.

To Unpin: Right-click on the pinned tab and then hit the “Unpin” option.

In the Firefox, right-click on the tab you want to pin. In the context menu, hit the “Pin Tab” option.

To Unpin: Right-click on the pinned tab and then hit the “Unpin Tab” option.


How to Switch Tabs in Chrome and Firefox

PC

Note: The following ways work on Chrome and Firefox web browsers.

Click on the tab you prefer, and you’ll get switched to that tab.

Alternate Way

Press Ctrl + Tab (or Ctrl + Page Down) to switch to the next tab (the tab on the right side of the current tab).

Press Ctrl + Shift + Tab (or Ctrl + Page Up) to switch to the previous tab (the tab on the left side of the current tab).

Press Ctrl + 1-8 to switch to the corresponding numbered tab in the browser window. For instance: press Ctrl + 1 to switch to the first tab of the browser window.

Press Ctrl + 9 to switch to the last tab of the browser window.

Android

Note: The following ways work on the Chrome and Firefox app.

Hit the “Open tabs” icon (the icon with the number). You can find this icon between the address bar and three vertical dots. Now, you can see the list of tabs. Go through it and hit the one you prefer.

Alternatively, you can do the same task on the Chrome app with this step – slide over the address bar to switch tabs. Slide from left to right to switch to the previous tab and slide from right to left to switch to the next tab.


How to Mute in Chrome and Firefox

Chrome

Here’s how you can mute a site in Google Chrome: In Chrome, right-click on the tab, which has the website you wish to mute. In the context menu, click the “Mute site” option.

That’s all. Remember that the site will remain muted until you unmute it.

To Unmute a Site – Right-click on the tab which has the website you’ve muted and then hit the “Unmute site” option.

To Mute All Sites in Chrome

If you want to mute all sites, then follow the below steps: In the address bar, type chrome://settings/content/sound and then press the “Enter” key. Hit the “Allow sites to play sound (recommended).”

That’s it. All the websites you’ve already opened (and will open) is muted.

To Unmute All Sites – Go to the URL mentioned above and then hit “Mute sites that play sound.”

Firefox

Use any of the following three ways to mute a tab:

  • Press Ctrl and M keys simultaneously to mute a tab.
  • Hit the “Volume” icon on the tab you want to mute.
  • Right-click on the tab you want to mute. In the context menu, hit the “Mute Tab” option.

To Unmute

Use any of the following three ways to unmute a muted tab:

  • Press Ctrl and M keys simultaneously in the tab you want to unmute.
  • Hit the “Mute” icon in the tab you want to unmute.
  • Right-click on the tab you want to unmute and then hit the “Unmute Tab” option.

How to Restart Chrome or Firefox Browser without Losing Tabs

The usual way to restart the browser is by closing the browser and then opening it again. This way makes the browser lose its tabs. But you can restart Chrome or Firefox without it losing any of its tabs, and here’s how:

Chrome

In the Chrome web browser, type – chrome://restart and then hit the “Enter” key to restart.

Note: If you want to do this quickly, then create a bookmark with this command and make it available in the Bookmarks bar.

Firefox

In the Firefox web browser, type – about:restartrequired and then hit the “Enter” key. Hit the “Restart Firefox” button to restart.

Note: If you want to do this quickly, then create a bookmark with this command and make it available in the Bookmarks Toolbar.


How to Disable Tab Hover Cards in Google Chrome

You can see tab hover card when you hover your mouse over a tab in Chrome. You can disable it, and here’s how:

Open Chrome. Type chrome://flags in the address bar and then hit the “Enter” key.

Now, in the search box at the top, type hover. Now, you can see the “Tab Hover Cards” flag. Beside it, you can see a drop-down list. Open that and choose “Disabled.” Hit “Relaunch.”

Note: If you want to enable tab hover cards, then follow the above steps, and instead of choosing “Disabled,” select “Default.”