Friday, February 23, 2024


You might recall this comical scene from "The Emperor's New Groove" featuring the incomparable Eartha Kitt: "Pull the lever, Kronk! ... WRONG LEVER!!! ... Why do we even HAVE that lever?"

Well, something like that happened to me yesterday. I was working fast and hard on my online job, with at least 17 tabs open in three different windows (all essential for what I do). In right-clicking to perform a function, I accidentally hit "Close all tabs."

ARRRGGGHHH. Wrong lever!!

Cue the wail of frustration. Closing all tabs not only – well, closed all my tabs, but it also meant I had to log into everything all over again before I could get back to work. As I griped to a coworker, "Why does that option even exist???"

Okay, rant over.


  1. There is a way to undo that, but I don't know it.

  2. Not sure what browser you are using, but most (if not all?) have an option to reopen all "recently closed" tabs.

  3. I use PaleMoon. It -- and several others -- have an option to "Warn Before Closing Multiple Tabs. Love it! HTH

  4. Ctrl, shift, T will reopen closed tabs.

  5. Laughing nervously… just wish they would ask our opinion before developing those options!

  6. I write for a living and I've definitely made noises of frustration when I accidentally close a tab instead of clicking on one. So annoying!

    Thanks for sharing this relatable story!