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Restoring multiple closed tabs will get easier in Firefox 78

Mozilla plans to improve the process of restoring or reopening multiple closed tabs in the web browser in Firefox 78. Firefox users may restore closed tabs either with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-T or by right-clicking on the tab bar and selecting the “undo close tab” option.

Another option that is available is to open the browsing history to open sites from there again.

Most Firefox users may be fine with the functionality provided, but those who use the browser’s options to close multiple tabs, either on purpose or by accident, may have run into usability issues in regards to restoring these tabs again.

Selecting restore did not restore the last close action regarding tabs, but only the last tab that was closed. If you closed twenty or more tabs by accident, only the last tab will be reopened in Firefox 77 and prior versions of the web browser.

Some users helped themselves by hitting Ctrl-Shift-T multiple times, others opened the Browsing History to locate sites that they needed to reopen.

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Starting in Firefox 78, “Undo Close Tabs” will be an option in Firefox’s right-click tab context menu if multiple tabs were closed prior to opening the menu.

The browser displays “Undo Close Tab” instead if only one tab has been closed before opening the context menu.

Firefox will restore all closed tabs when Undo Close Tabs is selected regardless of number.

Basically, what it means is that Firefox users may reopen as many tabs as have been closed in the last tab closing operation.

The loading may put some strain on the browser for a period of time as Firefox will load all these sites when the tab restoration option is selected.

Mozilla plans to move the options to close multiple tabs at once, e.g. close tabs to the right, to a submenu in Firefox 78. The organization’s justification is that it wants to make sure that users don’t hit these options by accident.

Firefox 78 will be released on June 30, 2020 according to the release schedule.

Closing Words

It makes a lot of sense to link the “undo close tab” option to the last tab closing operation. While it may be less likely that users are hitting the multi-close options in the tab context menu by accident in Firefox 78, users who use these regularly may find the improved undo options useful.

Now You: Do you use multi-close tab actions in your browser? (via Techdows)

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Restoring multiple closed tabs will get easier in Firefox 78

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Restoring multiple closed tabs will get easier in Firefox 78

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Mozilla plans to improve the process of restoring or reopening multiple closed tabs in the web browser in Firefox 78 by letting users restore all closed tabs of a multi-close operation at once.

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Martin Brinkmann

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