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I know Safari 5 (on OSX) allows undoing of a recently closed tab with Cmd-Z. However, that works only for the very last closed tab. That is, I cannot press CmdZ twice to reopen the last two closed tabs.

Except for searching my history for the last few tabs, does anyone know of a trick (or extension) in Safari that allows me to reopen last several closed tabs?

Chrome and Firefox offer this simple feature by default: I can press CmdShiftT twice to reopen the last two closed tabs.

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I wrote one. retab, and you can customize the key-bindings to match Chrome's ++T too. I left it unchecked by default, but you can enable it via settings +,.

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Perhaps you're looking to undo unintentional closing of tabs, but you could always use the 'Add Bookmark for these tabs' option under the bookmark menu to save them...

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Yes, I indeed was looking for ways to undo unintentional tab-close. Which is why bookmark for all tabs all the time before closing a tab because I don't which tab (if ever) I might need to reopen. –  Ashutosh Mehra Mar 9 '11 at 7:09
  1. Sessions is one of my favorite extensions for Safari, you can basically configure it to auto-bookmark all open tabs/windows every so often in its own manager (database) separate from safari. You can import/export this to other users and for backup too. However, you might overwrite your current 'session' if the auto-backup has run after you closed the relevant tabs...

  2. Also, MacHangout.com offers an 'add-on' (not strictly speaking an approved 'extension') that allows multiple-undo. After install it will show up in Safari>Preferences>Glims>Tabs Misc.> "Undo ''Close Tab'' (cmd-z)"

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I use both of these concurrently btw, I didn't just '***gle it'. –  NOTjust -- user4304 Apr 2 '13 at 19:43

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