How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

In this post, you will see:

  • Reopen closed tab in Chrome, Edge and Firefox
  • How to duplicate a tab in Chrome, Edge and Firefox
  • How to pin a tab in Chrome, Edge and Firefox
  • How to switch tabs in Chrome, Edge and Firefox
  • Mute in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

Let’s start.

Reopen closed tab in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

Chrome

Method #1

Open the Google Chrome browser.

Simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the last closed tab.

Repeat the shortcut to open other previously closed tabs.

If you are wondering which closed tabs that will open are, you can find them here: Click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner > move the mouse over “History” > “Recently closed.”

Method #2

Press Ctrl + H together, and you will see your browsing history.

From here, search and click on the closed tab you want to reopen.

Chrome for Android

Launch the Chrome app and tap the three vertical dots above > Recent tabs.

Under “Recently closed” you can now see some recently closed tabs.

If you see the one you prefer, press it to open it. Otherwise, click “Show full history” and go to “History.” There you will find the one you prefer and tap it to open it.

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Edge

Method #1

Press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the last closed tab.

Use the key combination above to open other previously closed tabs.

If you are wondering which the closed tabs that will open are, you can find them here:

Click on the three horizontal dots in the top right corner > Move your mouse over the History > Recently closed section.

Method #2

Press Ctrl + H.

In your browsing history, click the one you prefer.

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Edge for Android

Open the Edge app.

Press the button with the three horizontal points below.

Tap History.

Tap the one you want to open.

Firefox

Method #1

Open the Firefox browser.

Simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + T or right-click on any tab and press the option “Undo Close Tab.”

It opens the recently closed tab. Use one of the above repeatedly to return to other closed tabs.

If you want to know which closed tabs that will open are, follow the steps following:

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

Method #2

Simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + H and you will see your browsing history. Search and double-click on the closed tab you want to reopen.

Firefox for Android

Open the Firefox app.

Tap the Open tabs icon (the one with the number) at the bottom.

Click the three vertical dots > Recently closed tabs.

You can now see some recently closed tabs.

Tap the one you want to open. Otherwise, click Show full history that takes you to History. There, find the one you prefer and tap it to open it.

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How to duplicate a tab in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

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

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

Edge

Open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Right-click on the tab you want to duplicate.

Click the Duplicate tab.

Alternative method

Go to the tab. Press the key combination: Ctrl + Shift + K.

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How to pin a tab in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

What is a Pinned Tab?

The pinned tab is the tab that you pin and here are some important things about it.

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

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Let’s look at the steps to pin the tab.

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

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

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

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

In Edge, right-click on the tab and then click the Pin tab.

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

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How to switch tabs in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

PC

Note: The following methods work on Chrome, Edge and Firefox browsers.

Click on the tab you prefer, and you will switch to that tab.

Alternate Way

Press Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Page Down to move to the next tab, the tab to the right of the current tab.

Press Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + Page Up to go to the previous tab, the tab to the left of the current tab.

Press Ctrl + 1-8 to switch to the corresponding numbered tab in the browser window. For example, press Ctrl + 1 to switch to the first tab in the browser window.

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

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Android

Note: The following ways work with the Chrome, Edge, and Firefox apps.

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

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

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Mute in Chrome, Edge and Firefox

Chrome

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

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

To unmute a website – Right-click on the tab that contains the website you have mute, and then press the “Unmute site” option.

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To Mute All Sites in Chrome

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

That’s it. All the websites you have already opened and will open are muted.

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

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Edge

Use one of the following ways to mute the tab:

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

To Unmute

Use one of the following ways to unmute a muted tab:

  • Press Ctrl and M simultaneously on the tab you want to unmute.
  • Right-click on the tab you want to unmute and then press the “Unmute Tab” option.

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Firefox

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

  • Press Ctrl and M simultaneously to mute the tab.
  • Click 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 one of the following three ways to unmute a muted tab:

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

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