Undo Close Tab Firefox

From the title of the article you are probably thinking that this is an extension that will add a feature to undo recently closed tabs. There’s no need for that because Firefox 2 already has that built-into the browser. The problem is that the feature isn’t very configurable and there is no easy way to quickly retrieve closed tabs.

The Undo Closed Tabs Button extension does a lot of things that Firefox should do by default. My favorite feature is that it will assign the keyboard shortcut Alt+Z to the undo function so that a quick press of those keys will open up your last closed tab. Firefox already uses the Ctrl+Z shortcut to undo other things which is why this extension uses Alt+Z.

It additionally has several other features that may interest you. For example, instead of having to go to the History Menu in order to get a listing of your “Recently Closed Tabs” this extension will also offer the ability to place a button right on your toolbar. In the options you can then choose how many closed tabs you want Firefox to remember but you probably don’t need to go beyond the default which is 10.

This is far from an extravagant extension but it is undoubtedly a time saver for me. I don’t think I even need to put this one in the “testing for usefulness” category (see the sidebar) because this one will be with me for a long time!

There Are 10 Comments

  1. essential functionality.

    luckily its included in Tab Mix Plus.

  2. … and Opera strikes again with its built-in functionality.

  3. Reopening closed tabs via the history menu works fine for me, I don’t see the need for another extension :(

  4. Isn’t this functionality inbuilt in Firefox 2?

    Its under History, Recently closed Tabs

  5. I noticed (in your sidebar) you are not using the extension AdBlock (or Adblock Plus).
    I consider it my #1 extension.
    I’m curious about why you are not using it.
    Do you have a better option or is it because you don’t consider it correct to suppress the ads in a web page?

  6. Ajay wrote:
    Isn’t this functionality inbuilt in Firefox 2?

    Its under History, Recently closed Tabs

    Yes, it is built-into Firefox 2 and this extension works off of that feature by making it easier to undo your closed tabs. The shortcut key to under closed tabs is great.

    Tonino wrote:
    I noticed (in your sidebar) you are not using the extension AdBlock (or Adblock Plus).
    I consider it my #1 extension.
    I’m curious about why you are not using it.
    Do you have a better option or is it because you don’t consider it correct to suppress the ads in a web page?

    I have just never used Adblock mostly because I want to give the websites I visit the funding they need to stay open. Many people would probably think that I’m just saying that because this website serves ads but I have had that mentality ever since I have been surfing the Web. Most of the sites that I visit have unobtrusive ads and they don’t really bother me. I have also found plenty of ads that have struck me as interesting and have lead me in the direction to find what I am looking for.

    Adblock is great for the people that wouldn’t click on the ads anyway but I do find them useful every now and then. It is just a matter of personal preference I guess but if everyone blocked ads then many of the sites that we have come to know and love wouldn’t exist.

  7. If you have Tab Mix Plus, “Undo Close Tab” is already available. :)

  8. Tab Mix Plus does have the option for undoing a closed tab but it is kinda redundant. Firefox is already keeping track of closed tabs and Tab Mix Plus is as well…so it is doing twice the amount of work instead of working off of the Firefox 2 built-in feature.

  9. Firefox 2 already has Ctrl Shift T -hotkey.

    But anyway, this extenison is Must Have.
    Because i can Clear that list,
    without closing Firefox or Clearing whole history.

    And it’s good that this extension is there, because TabMixPlus gives too much and that new “TabList” -feature is removed.

  10. Firefox 2 already has Ctrl Shift T -hotkey.

    Nice, but that only does the last closed tab. Be better if it poped a window to choose the closed tab to reopen.

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