Close browser when last tab closes -checkbox is missing in tabs options




10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Jaakko Pääkkönen, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

There should be an option (which I would definitely check) which makes the browser exit after you close the last remaining tab (with ctrl-w for instance)

Now the browser just stays open. It would be so handy for me when ever I want to stop browsing, just keep typing Ctrl-W as long as all the tabs are closed and browser quits.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Press ctrl+w until nothing happens no more
Actual Results:  
Empty tab remained and could not get rid of it no matter how long I press crtl+W

Expected Results:  
Browser should quit after the last tab OR there should be an option to enable it in the tab preferences.

This may seem as a double report but i could not find any mention on that this should be as a check box in the options, so to me that part should be new.

Comment 1

10 years ago
Actually, the checkbox is there, it's just not obviously labeled:
"Always show the tab bar" - disable this and you'll be fine.
Component: Tabbed Browser → Preferences
QA Contact: tabbed.browser → preferences

Comment 2

9 years ago
In the version of FF I just downloaded :

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; fr; rv:1.9.1b3) Gecko/20090305 Firefox/3.1b3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

this feature is still lacking and I have to go to about:config > browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab and to set it to false in order to recover the previous behavior of FF 3.0.7

It's too tricky for most of the people just to recover their habits with tabs closing.

A checkbox in Options > Tabs would be very useful... and why not setting it on "Do not close the windows when last tab is closed" by default ?

Comment 3

9 years ago
+1. Still present on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.1b3) Gecko/20090305 Firefox/3.1b3 GTB5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
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Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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