How to Make Chrome Reopen All Tabs When You Accidentally Close the Browser

3 easy ways to get all your lost tabs back.

Nothing is more frustrating than accidentally closing a Window of Chrome and losing all your opened tabs. And if you had been amassing these open tabs while working on something, like a thesis, it can feel like a downright conspiracy against you by the universe.

But we’re here to tell you to put your frustrations aside since it doesn’t have to be that way. Fortunately, you can easily reopen all the tabs if you ever accidentally close the Chrome window. Moreover, there are multiple ways to do so that also happen to be extremely easy. Let’s get going!

Reopen Closed Tabs from the Kebab Menu

Chrome makes it really easy for you to open all the closed tabs in a single go. You can reopen all the accidentally closed tabs with literally two clicks.

Open the Chrome browser on your computer. Then, from the Chrome home screen, click on the ‘Kebab menu’ (three vertical dots) and then hover over the ‘History’ option.

Next, under the ‘Recently’ closed section in the history sub-menu, hover over the ‘# of tabs closed’ option.

Finally, click on the ‘Restore Window’ option from the extended menu to reopen all the tabs.

Alternatively, you can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Shift + T (On Windows) or Shift + Cmd + T (On Mac) to restore the closed window with all your tabs in one fell swoop.

Reopen Closed Tabs from the Browser History

In case you are not able to open the closed tabs using the method mentioned above, you can always take the conventional route and head to the History tab of the browser to open the closed tabs.

First, from the Chrome home screen, click on the kebab menu (three vertical dots) and hover over the ‘History’ option. Then, click on the ‘History’ tile from the sub-menu to proceed. This will open a separate tab in Chrome. You can also use the Ctrl + H (for Windows) or Cmd + Y (for Mac) keyboard shortcuts for quick access.

After that, locate all the websites that have been closed and click on each of them to open them.

Always Restore Tabs When Reopening Chrome

If you frequently face the issue of accidentally closing tabs, you can also configure Chrome to reopen the tabs that were open when the browser was closed.

From the home screen of the browser, click on the ‘kebab menu’ (three vertical dots) and then click on the ‘Settings’ option to proceed. This will open the Settings in a separate tab.

After that, click on the ‘On startup’ tab present on the left sidebar to continue.

Now, from the right section, click on the radio button preceding the ‘Continue where you left off’ option.

That’s it, now Chrome will always restore the tabs that were open when you closed the browser.


Losing your open tabs can be hard. But next time you lose several tabs by accidentally closing the browser window, you know what to do. Note that you cannot open your tabs using any of these methods if you were browsing in incognito mode.