This article discusses the Close tab shortcut in Chrome and Firefox on a Windows PC. Keyboard shortcuts are helpful in performing tasks quickly and efficiently. There are built-in keyboard shortcuts for closing a tab in different browsers on Windows 11, including Chrome and Firefox. The article provides various shortcuts that will help you exit the required tabs in your browser window.
To close a single tab in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you may use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+W OR Ctrl+F4. The middle mouse button shortcut can also be used to close a tab. If you use Firefox as your default browser, you can make changes in the advanced settings of the browser to close tab by double-clicking the mouse. Unfortunately, Chrome doesn’t natively support this feature, but you may enable it using a third-party extension.
Apart from these, there are other useful keyboard shortcuts for closing tabs in Chrome and Firefox, such as closing all tabs or the current window, exiting Chrome or Firefox, and closing tabs to the right or left of a selected tab. Firefox also allows you to close tabs on the left.
If you’ve mistakenly closed the wrong tab, you may undo close using the Ctrl+Shift+T keyboard shortcut in both Firefox and Chrome. The article also provides answers to some commonly asked questions related to closing tabs in Chrome and Firefox.