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A feature I don’t miss

Today I’ve been using Mozilla 1.7 on one of the university machines. When right-clicking on a tab, after the ‘Close Tab’ option is the ‘Close Other Tabs’ option, which has to be one of the most annoying features ever. I can’t count the times when I’ve selected this instead of ‘Close tab’, thus closing the other tabs that I wanted open and leaving the one I didn’t. There’s no ‘undo close tab’ either (I know there’s an extension that adds this in Firefox but I don’t know about Mozilla)
Firefox doesn’t have this menu item, and a good thing too. Unfortunately Firefox isn’t available on these machines yet, so I’m stuck with Mozilla.
Firefox does have this feature, I was confused. But it’s not next to ‘Close tab’ (or rather there’s a divider) and when clicking on it with 3+ tabs open you have to confirm the action, which is good as I don’t usually mean to click on it.

8 Comments

  1. In Firefox 1.0.4:
    New Tab

  2. Least ya not suck with IE 🙂

  3. I have “Close Other Tabs” in my Firefox as well… never use it though.

  4. Gah, sorry I got it wrong. I’ve updated the original post. Damn me and my memory.

  5. I don’t use this command often, but it does come in handy sometimes.

  6. I just middleclick the scrollwheel on the tab I want to close, *much* quicker & easier.

  7. I use “Close Other Tabs” all the time. That’s ‘most annoying feature’ for you, don’t speak for others.

  8. >There’s no ‘undo close tab’ either (I know there’s an extension that adds this in Firefox but I don’t know about Mozilla)
    The same extension that works on FFox, it works on Mozilla Suite (i can sure it, it works on my 1.8 beta)
    Only be careful because the option is placed near the “Close other tabs” in the right clic menu :S
    Cheers