# How can I find an answer when I accidentally closed the window?

I was attempting to answer a question on computing $$\sin(\pi/n)$$, and in the process I needed a reference so I opened another window to find it. When I found what I was looking for I meant to close the second window and migrate back to the first one, but I accidentally closed the first window and can no longer find the question. "Road trip over", as they say.

Is there a way I can trace answers I started so I can try again?

• Two points: There might be a draft saved on the page of the questions. To find the question you could use your browser's history. – quid Mod May 23 at 21:04
• Will that work if I closed the window? – Oscar Lanzi May 23 at 21:05
• So you did not actually "close" the question, as in voting to close? I'd suggest backtracking to the time you accidentally closed the window, and perusing through questions posted about that time. – amWhy May 23 at 21:06
• Can't get there. Opening a new window and backtracking does not get my back to any closed windows. – Oscar Lanzi May 23 at 21:07
• The browser-history part yes (of course it depends on your browser configuration but often you can find a list of all the pages visited in the recent past). For the draft, maybe. – quid Mod May 23 at 21:08
• Perhaps "How can I find an answer I was writing? I have accidentally closed the window" as a title – Calvin Khor May 25 at 9:20