Google Chrome Browser Lost Its Reopen Closed Tab Feature?

Is it just me, or is the Reopen Closed Tab functionality that the Google Chrome browser once had among its plethora of features already gone?

In case you are not familiar or not following what feature this is I am talking about, it is that option when right clicking on any open tab that lets you choose to reopen recently closed tabs.

This is not something I have just gotten aware of just now. I noticed this missing since last year (2019) but ignored it. All along I thought it was a restriction of some sorts since I use Google Chrome at work (for the client) most of the time. Weird restriction, I know. But you know how it goes in the corporate world.

On my personal laptop, and my preferred OS (Ubuntu Linux), I think it still has it. I think? Now that I am writing this on Windows, I noticed that it is, well, gone. Is it really?

But not entirely gone though. The default keyboard shortcut for reopening recently closed tabs still works. Which leads me to believe that this feature is not entirely gone but rather transferred or hidden somewhere.

Quick tip: If you also did not make use of the shortcut, that would be the Ctrl + Shift + T key combo.

Better I find out what is going on.

Update: As it turns out, the Reopen Closed Tab feature is not gone at all. It has just been, as I suspected, modified or rather moved. Instead of it being available as an option when you right click any open tab, it can now be only accessed when you right click the New Tab button. That is the circle button with the + sign on it, which is usually situated on the right-most in line with your opened tabs.

Similar Posts:

Notice: This article was published on March 25, 2020 and the content above may be out of date.