Re-Open Last Closed Safari Tab with Command+Z

Dec 31, 2010 - Leave a Comment

reopen closed safari tab

Did you accidentally close a browser tab or window? The feeling isn’t great, right? You may have lost an important webpage before you were finished with it, or without bookmarking it. Well in Mac OS X you can quickly restore and reopen that last closed Safari window or tab by hitting a a simple undo keystroke.

All you have to do is hit Command+Z to get the window back in Safari on Mac. Command + Z as you probably recognize, is the ‘undo’ command keystroke, and it works beautifully.

Command + Z opens the last closed Safari tab in Mac OS X

Re-open closed tabs in Safari on Mac

Did you know that you can re-open closed Safari tabs by hitting Command+Z? Many users don’t realize this applies to Safari windows and tabs, but it does and works great, try it out yourself by opening a new browser window with a few tabs – then close a tab, and hit the undo keystroke… it will immediately re-open again.

Safari icon

You’ll likely know that Command Z is also the classic ‘undo’ keyboard shortcut, but indeed it doubles as a history button of sorts in Safari, letting you reopen closed windows and tabs with a keystroke. Try it out.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks

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