User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Under Linux (not windows), if you create a new tab, either with Ctrl+T or with File / New Tab, you cannot close it with Ctrl+T. To close it, you must: - either File / Close Tab - or right click on the tab + Close Tab - or (start to) load something and then Ctrl+T will work Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Ctrl+T to create a new tab 2. Ctrl+W to close it 3. watch the empty tab still in the windows Actual Results: The empty tab is still present. Expected Results: The empty tab shouldhave been closed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: empty new tab cannot be closed with Wtrl+W → Empty new tab cannot be closed with Ctrl+W
Is it failing to close because it's empty or because the address bar has focus?
with an empty new tab: - location field has focus => cannot close tab with ctrl+w - search field has focus => cannot close tab with ctrl+w - empty tab has focus => can close tab with ctrl+w
Sorry for the delay, I took some time to realize that some nightlies do not require Xft (which I don't have - and can't install without upgrade of XFree86). Anyway, with: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20040104 Firebird/0.7+ the problem is still there. In fact, I also found that the following ctl+key do not work when the address bar has the focus: - ctrl+B (bookmarks) - ctrl+D (bookmark this page) - ctrl+E (downloads) - ctrl+F (find) - ctrl+H (history) - ctrl+K (search field) - ctrl+U (page source) However, the following ctrl+key work: - ctrl+G (find again) - ctrl+I (page info) - ctrl+N (new window) - ctrl+O (open file) - ctrl+P (print) - ctrl+S (save) - ctrl+T (new tab) I agree that most of those shortcuts are useless with an empty page, but if some of these useless shortcuts work (ctrl+I), then they should all work. Plus, some of them are really interesting even on a blank page (ctrl+B, ctrl+H, ctrl+K)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040110 Firebird/0.8.0+ (daihard: XFT+GTK2; optimized for P4/SSE-2) The bug is still present. After using Ctrl-T to open a new tab, Ctrl-W will not close it.
Sorry for the bugspam, but after checking, it appears to be a focus problem - clicking once in the tab render space after bringing it up focuses on the tab. After that, Ctrl-W works.
WFM on Windows XP, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040128 Firebird/0.8.0+. The only shortcut that doesn't work for me in blank tabs is Ctrl+Tab (bug 227887). Maybe the shortcuts Jerome listed in comment 5 don't work on Linux because they're interpreted as Emacs text-editing commands when the address bar has focus.
Should the summary be changed from "Empty new tab cannot be closed with Ctrl+W" to "Ctrl+W doesn't close tab when address bar has focus"?
Now about "Newly spawned tab cannot be immediately closed with Ctrl-W" to show that it's a focus problem?
A tab also cannot be closed with Ctrl+W if an <input> or a <textarea> element in a webpage has the focus.
Firefox on Solaris has the same problem (can we extend it to all non-windows platforms?)
Same problem here on FreeBSD: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040227 Firefox/0.8
*** Bug 238967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 189615 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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