Trash Can extension adds better tab reopening to Google Chrome
No, I don't want to right-click and reopen five tabs just to get back to the one Web page that I want reopened. I want choice! Give me a drop down menu that lets me choose from a selection of recently closed tabs -- like Opera does!
Fortunately, there's a new addition to the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery that bolts on this missing feature. Install Trash Can, and you'll get a handy icon in the browser actions area. As you close tabs in Google Chrome, they'll appear in Trash Can's menu; select only the tab you want, click it, and restore! That's much better.
As the developer states, it's pretty minimalistic right now. Future versions will add support for session saving, multiple Google Chrome windows, and the option to limit how many tabs you want remembered. While Incognito support is also mentioned, I found that Trash Can worked just fine in Chrome's private browsing mode.
ed note: The Recently Closed Tabs extension also offers this kind of functionality (with a few additions like favicons and tumbnails), but it uses about 5x as much memory as Trash Can.