How to Restore Tabs in Chrome

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Steps to restore tabs in Chrome

It happens to the best of us — you shut a tab you didn’t mean to. If you’re looking for how to restore tabs in Chrome, look no further.

The easiest way to restore closed tabs is with the shortcut. Which shortcut you’ll use depends on whether you’re on a Mac or Windows. On a Mac, you can also use Reopen Closed Tab from the File menu.

Mac shortcut to restore tabs in Chrome


Windows shortcut to restore closed tabs


Restore Chrome windows with Workona

If you’re looking for an easy way to give Chrome windows a name so you can easily restore them later, try Workona’s free Chrome extension.

Workona gives you the power to restore a previous session in Chrome with the click of a button. Workona’s workspaces (smart browser windows) remember all of your tabs so you can shut them at any time and recover the window to exactly the way it was next time you open it.

Setting to restore Google Chrome tabs after restart

If you’re looking for how to restore all tabs when Chrome restarts, it’s pretty easy:

  1. Open the Chrome menu (the button is to the right of the URL bar)
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Scroll to the On startup section (at the bottom of the page)
  4. Change the setting to Continue where you left off

Now whenever you close and restart Chrome, any windows and tabs you had open previously will be automatically reopened. This setting works great with Workona too, so any workspaces you had open in your last session will be reopened when you start up Chrome next time.

Recover Chrome tabs after a crash

If you had an issue with your computer, it can be frightening to lose all your tabs. Tabs are like the modern equivalent of a desk full of papers. To lose your tabs means losing work, dropped tasks, or worse.

Luckily there are ways to restore Chrome tabs after a crash. Chrome has built in a crash recovery that will hopefully help most people. However, some people never see the prompt to recover. In these cases the next step is to try the good old-fashioned ⌘-Shift-T-T-T-T-T-T-T approach.

One of the key benefits of having your tabs all backed up in Workona is that you’ll never have to worry about losing your tabs during a crash again. Even if your computer was stolen, you could just log into Workona on your new computer and all your tabs would be just like you left them.

Add Workona to Chrome

If you know any other method to restore tabs in Google Chrome, tell us about it!