How to Reopen the Last Closed Tab in Logos

With the recent release of Logos 7.8 you’ll discover a small, but very useful feature that numerous people have requested: reopen the last closed tab!

Imagine you accidentally closed a resource, Guide, Factbook, or even a Search panel. You can now quickly and easily reopen it. As we say in the sports world, no harm, no foul.

Here’s all you have to do:

  • After “accidentally” closing a panel, right click on the tab of a panel that’s still open (A)
  • Select Reopen closed tab (B)

You perhaps may say, There aren’t any open tabs to right click on. I closed them all! Then rely on the keyboard shortcut:

  • PC:   Ctrl  + Shift + T
  • Mac: Cmd + Shift + T

So with either method, you can quickly recover a closed tab without going to the global History found on the Tools menu.

For more detailed information about the tab system, please check out the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

You could also attend a live upcoming Camp Logos in Little Rock, AR or Tampa, FL for live hands-on training!

Morris Proctor
 is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.



  1. Larry Craig says

    It looks like you’ve changed some of the options when you right click on a tab. I have no idea what it means to dock a tab. If you eliminate things, I would expect some disappointed users. If you change something, explain it. You could have taken this entire post to explain the new right click option rather than just the one feature. I have tried using the help feature in Logos and have found that useless. Now I suppose I have to post to a forum to find out what dock means. (Do I sound whiny? I just got up.)

    • Morris Proctor says

      Hi Larry.
      No new features were added except Reopen closed tab.
      Since the tab system was created several years we have been able to right click on a tab and open it in a floating window which is a window separate from the main Logos desktop. This allows for placing floating windows on secondary monitors.
      When we right click on the tab of a floating window we can Dock the tab which places it back on the main Logos desktop.
      The screenshot I took was from a floating window which is why you see Dock this tab.

  2. Paul L. White says

    If I may add to what Rev. Proctor said:
    Logos also remembers the history of tabs closed, so that if you closed more than one tab, and use the keyboard shortcut for your particular machine, you can keep opening tabs that you’ve previously closed, one right after the other.
    I am presuming this works only for your current session, but don’t know for sure. Salute!

    • Larry Craig says

      how do I find out what those keyboard shortcuts are for my computer?

      • Two ways:
        1. Logos Help (the ? in the top right corner): “Keyboard Shortcuts” lists all the keyboard commands
        2. Most, if not all, of the keyboard commands are listed along with the command. Notice in the example above in the floating box “Reopen Closed Tab” lists Ctrl+shift+T next to it as the keyboard shortcut.

  3. Larry Craig says

    Thank you I didn’t find the reopen tab in the Logos help or the CTRl+SHIFT+T command, but I think I can remember that. It seems to go back to previous closed tabs as well, but then Logos locked up a bit.

    Thanks again.