Reopen Closed Tabs in Internet Explorer

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By Lowell Heddings on January 21st, 2008

If there’s one thing that annoys me in Internet Explorer more than anything else, it’s that there is no way to re-open a tab once you’ve closed it. It’s especially annoying when you’ve done a lot of browsing so you have to sift through your history to find the link for the page you closed.

Thankfully there’s an add-on for IE7 called “IE7 Open Last Closed Tab” which will remember what tabs you’ve recently closed so that you can quickly re-open them.

After installation, you’ll notice that there’s nothing different in the UI whatsoever… but there are two new shortcut keys.

  • Alt+X will restore the last closed tab.
  • Alt+Q will bring up a screen to let you visually choose from the recently closed tabs:

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You’ll notice there’s an Amazon ad at the bottom… you can turn that off by clicking the “Disable Product Bar” button on the toolbar, and then you’ll get this message:

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I’m not entirely sure why they chose Amazon ads to integrate… but either way you can get rid of them. If you really like the software you can always donate some money their way.

Download IE7 Open Last Closed Tab from windowsmarketplace.com

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/21/08
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