Mac users have long been able to re-open a closed Safari tab by using a keyboard shortcut, but what if some time has passed, or what if you want to re-open a specific closed tab in Safari? It turns out the latest versions of Safari for Mac OS support a menu-based option to easily browse through a list of recently closed tabs, which you can then select any closed tab from to re-open.
Re-Open Recently Closed Safari Tabs on Mac
- From any active Safari browser window on the Mac, click and hold on the “+” plus button in the Safari tab bar
- Select the Safari tab you want to re-open
- Repeat with other recently closed Safari tabs you want to re-open if desired
This is a simple and effective way of re-opening recently closed tabs and browser windows in Safari for Mac. Perhaps the best part about this approach is that it allows you to select a specific browser tab to re-open, whereas the Command+Z keystroke to reopen tabs approach will just re-open the last closed Safari tabs in chronological order.
If this trick sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because it’s just like how you re-open closed tabs in Safari for iPhone and iPad in the iOS world.
Know of another way to reopen closed tabs in Safari for Mac? Is there a better approach? Let us know in the comments!