In your web browser, you can quickly close an open tab with a close tab shortcut key. We’ll show you how to use it with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
Close an Open Chrome Tab With a Shortcut Key
Using the Ctrl+W shortcut on your keyboard, you can quickly close an open Chrome tab on a Windows, Chromebook, or Linux computer. Clicking this will close the tab instantly.
Open Chrome tabs can be closed by pressing the Command+W shortcut.
By pressing Ctrl+Shift+T (Windows) or Command+Shift+T (Mac), you can reopen an accidentally closed tab.
If you wish to close the entire Chrome window, press Ctrl+Shift+W (Windows) or Command+Shift+W (Mac).
Close an Open Firefox Tab With a Shortcut Key
You can close an open Firefox tab by pressing the Ctrl+W key combination on a Linux or Windows PC.
Firefox tabs can be closed with the Command+W keyboard shortcut on a Mac.
By pressing Ctrl+Shift+W (Windows) and Command+Shift+W (Mac), an entire Firefox window can be closed.
Firefox offers multiple ways to reopen closed tabs if you end up completing a critical tab.
Close an Open Edge Tab With a Shortcut Key
You can use Chrome’s shortcut to close tabs in Edge just as it can in Chrome.
Press the Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut on your Windows or Linux PC to close an active Edge tab.
By pressing the Command+W shortcut, you can close an open tab in Edge on Mac.
You can close Edge windows completely by pressing Ctrl+Shift+W (Windows) or Command+Shift+W (Mac).
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Close an Open Safari Tab With a Shortcut Key
With Safari, you can close open tabs using a keyboard shortcut, as with other browsers. When you have a physical keyboard connected to an iPad, you can even use this shortcut in Safari.
You can close a tab in Safari by pressing Command+W on your keyboard. Instead of pressing Command+Shift+W, press Command+Shift+W to close Safari.
Furthermore, if you accidentally close an important Safari tab, you can restore it in your browser.
Your browsing speed will skyrocket with the keyboard shortcut for closing open browser tabs. Enjoy browsing!