Google Chrome will soon allow you to restore a whole bunch of tabs that you closed by mistake.
When working in Chrome, it’s all too easy to get carried away and click on something you didn’t intend to do. If you accidentally closed a tab that you needed, you might know you can get it back.
For anyone who is a little happy to click and killed a tab or two too early, pressing Ctrl + Offset + T under Windows, or Order + Offset + T in macOS retrieves them. It’s a great shortcut to remember, but you can also use the Browser’s History feature to resurrect closed tabs. Now this handy feature is live for a meaningful upgrade.
Google, like many other browser developers, has gradually introduced new tab-related features to Chrome. One of the more recent additions is the concept of tab groups, a simple idea that allows you to group related tabs and treat them as a unit.
But while grouped tabs can make life a lot easier when it comes to managing the items you’re looking at, it’s pretty easy to accidentally close a group, just like you can accidentally close an individual tab. Well aware of this, Google is introducing the ability to reopen recently closed groups in the same way.
Back from the dead
The feature is currently available for testing Canary preview builds of Chrome, and will eventually – all is well – make its way to the Dev, Beta, and Stable channels.
Not only does the update mean that it is now possible to recover groups of closed tabs, but there are no new keyboard shortcuts to learn.
In the current implementation of reopening the tab group, the Ctrl + Offset + T / Order + Offset + T The shortcut can also be used to retrieve the last closed group of tabs. In addition to this, the recently closed History section – which you can access through the Chrome menu or by tapping Ctrl + Yes / Order + Yes – now includes links to groups that have been closed, not just individual tabs.
Via XDA developers