You might already be familiar with the Ctrl+Shift+T keyboard shortcut that you can use to restore your recently closed tabs. However, this shortcut is inconvenient if you are looking for a specific webpage that you closed recently. To solve this problem, web browsers have added ways to allow users to search for recently closed tabs. In this article, you will learn how to do it on two of the most popular web browsers, namely Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Find recently closed tabs on Chrome and Edge

Find Recently Closed Tabs on Chrome

1. Open the tab search menu by clicking the down arrow in the upper right corner of Chrome. You can alternatively use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + A to access this section.

2. You will notice that Chrome now has a separate section for recently closed tabs in the tab search menu. As first spotted by Techdows, the feature arrived with a recent Chrome Canary update, and I’m testing it on Chrome Canary version 91.0.4466.2. We might expect Google to bring it to Chrome’s stable channel over the next few weeks.

3. All you have to do is enter relevant keywords in the search box to open a recently closed page. To do this, click on the “Search tabs” text box and start typing the name of the website you want to reopen. You can then click on the result to open that webpage.

Find Recently Closed Tabs on Edge

1. Open Edge and access the history pop-up window by clicking the history button. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + H to open it or access the history from the horizontal three-dot menu.

2. When the pop-up window appears, skip to the “Recently Closed” section. You can also see all recently closed tabs here, including those from other devices you use Edge on.

3. Click on the search button at the top and type the keyword of the desired page to find it. When the results appear, click to reopen the website.

Easily find recently closed web pages

This is how you can easily find recently closed tabs on Chrome and Edge. For more such tips, check out our article on the best Chrome tips and tricks. If you’re someone who recently switched to Microsoft Edge, you should read our article on the best Edge indicators to find and enable useful new features.