Since the first day web browsers started using tabs, people have been accidentally closing tabs and silently cursing to themselves. I like to call it “closed tab regret”
There is a cure for “closed tab regret” because Google Chrome allows you to reopen a previously closed tab. In fact, you can reopen multiple tabs in case the tab you are looking for was closed multiple tabs ago.
To reopen a tab, right-click on any of the open tabs to bring up the tab menu. Click the menu item “Reopen Closed Tab”. Once clicked, the last tab you closed will reopen in the same position it was before you closed it and become the open tab. If the tab you are looking for was 5 closed tabs ago, you can repeat this process 5 times to get back to that tab.
If you suffer from “closed tab regret” all the time, then you should learn the keyboard shortcut to reopen a closed tab so you don’t even have to waste your time clicking with the mouse.
To reopen a closed tab with the keyboard, hold down the Control and Shift keys and press ‘T’ or on the Mac hold down the Command and Shift keys and press ‘T’. Keep pressing that shortcut and the most recently closed tabs will reopen in order.