I've always disliked the fact that you can't reopen closed tabs in Safari...

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Electa, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    What a pleasant surprise.

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  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
    Or you could always just go to your history...
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Why do that when you can just hold down the little plus sign?
    You've never accidentally closed a tab?
  4. macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012
    awesome! didn't know i could do that LOL!
  5. macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    I had no idea about this, what a great feature, thanks!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009

    Yes i have then i go to my history. All it does is pull up your search history, you can get to your history just as fast by pushing the book then the clock. Takes 2 seconds. It's not a shortcut, just another way of doing it.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Apr 12, 2012
    They are not the same. Say you have 2 tabs open, A and B. You browse exclusively on tab A for half an hour. Then you close tab B. You want to get back to B again. It's not at the top of your history, but it will be at the top of recently closed tabs.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009

    It's still in your history though. My point to the OP was there was always a way to access a closed tab before this shortcut.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2012
    Seems kind of nitpicky to me.
  10. macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia

    Ah, backtracking and calling it a shortcut now, are we? ;)
  11. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
    I was referring to the op calling it a shortcut
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Honolulu, HI
    What OP is telling us is a shortcut, thank you for that now I don't have to go the LONG way through my history. I did not know of this shortcut and I am very grateful.

    Yes we all know you can goto history to find your old closed windows, what he is showing is totally different and frankly we didn't all need your worthless opinion on HIS discovery.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2013
    Try this - long press the back or forward buttons :).
  15. macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    That doesn't do any good if you've accidentally closed a tab since holding down the buttons doesn't allow you to 'Open in Background' and they're greyed out if you make a new tab.

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