macOS: Safari’s Secret Open Recently Closed Tabs Tip
The situation: You’ve been researching for something or other and accidentally closed the wrong Safari tab(s). Now you can’t find or remember that brilliant website you wanted to use.
What you usually do: Menu>History and choose Recently Closed item. A new menu will appear showing you the last twenty or so websites URL’s you’ve closed down. Pick the one you need.
What about the Secret?
I promised to show you a way to do this you probably hadn’t seen before, so here goes:
Look to your Safari tabs.
Just to the right of these you should see a plus (+) sign. Click it and you create a new Safari tab in the current window — but have you tried control-clicking that Plus sign?
Try it now.
Look — there it is — all your Recently Closed tabs in one place. Why is this useful? I like it because it means I can maintain my focus on the browser, rather than turning my eyes to the top of the screen and because it limits mouse and cursor use. (You can even navigate between those items in the list using the Up and Down arrows, press Return to open one up).
Want more Safari tips? Take a look at these 🙂