Middle click on a tab closes the tab. Left clicking on the close tab button closes the tab. Middle clicking on the close tab button doesn't close the tab, but it should.
Why ? everything else in FF (global and modal) closes with left click.
Because I often attempt it unwittingly, and it takes me four or five clicks to figure out why it's not working. After all, this is two actions, _both_ associated with closing the tab, it's not like I would mean anything else.
Hmm, but the next thing bug would be: Middleclick on the closetab button closes the tab, why doesn't it do that for the sidebar or findbar. I just tried a bunch of Windows apps, and none close with middleclick on the [X]
Middle clicking elsewhere in the sidebar and findbar isn't associated with closing anything. Nor is middle clicking in a window titlebar. In those situations, you're switching an action normally associated with closing for one that's not. In the close tab case, you're merging two actions both associated with closing.
Its a button, you left click on it and something happens, not comparable with middle-clicking on a tab to close it. I dont think the regular user would expect this behaviour
"Fixed" by moving close tab button onto the tab.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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