• preserves the tab’s history
(It also offers a context menu item:)
Because I tend to have a lot of tabs open, I find this extension’s button much more efficient (than first aiming for the small corner of empty tab bar and then for the context menu item for the second click).
It does exactly the same as Ctrl+Shift+T: undo closing the last° closed tab, restoring the tab’s history (
← go back button).
° recursively: clicking n times will reopen the n last closed tabs
This is the only extension I could find that does this – all the others pop up a menu, so you need 2 clicks. If you want that: SimpleUndoRecents seemed the most powerful among the 2-click-menu type extensions:
Unfortunately, there is no extension yet that restores the exact functionality of providing the item in the tab context menu, because Chrome’s API doesn’t support that.
 source: some reddit comment