Please give a choice to Close Current Tab only

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Alte, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Alte

    Alte Guest

    When I want to close just my current tab, but I hit the Close IE "X" in the
    upper right, it gives the Diaglog Box message "Do you want to close all
    tabs?" and the only two choices are "Close Tabs" and "Cancel". PLEASE add a
    third button, "Close current tab only". Everyone used to IE6 is hitting
    that upper right "X" to close their current tab. Hitting Cancel then
    finding the little x on the Tab is just one click too many and too much mouse
    moves. A button right on the dialog box would be a great time saver and
    wrist movement saver too!

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    Alte, Oct 20, 2006
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  2. They already allow this. On the current tab, there is an X on right side.
    Click on it and it only closes the tab you are on.

    "Alte" wrote:

    > When I want to close just my current tab, but I hit the Close IE "X" in the
    > upper right, it gives the Diaglog Box message "Do you want to close all
    > tabs?" and the only two choices are "Close Tabs" and "Cancel". PLEASE add a
    > third button, "Close current tab only". Everyone used to IE6 is hitting
    > that upper right "X" to close their current tab. Hitting Cancel then
    > finding the little x on the Tab is just one click too many and too much mouse
    > moves. A button right on the dialog box would be a great time saver and
    > wrist movement saver too!
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    The Frustrated Monk, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. Alte

    Alte Guest

    Frustrated misunderstood the suggestion. In case others did, let's clarify.
    The suggestion is to place a 'Close Current Tab" option up in the upper right
    corner of the main IE window, where every user used to 1E6 and earlier goes
    by habit to close the screen they are looking at. Either add a third choice
    (Close this tab only) to the dialog box OR implement the suggestion someone
    else provided to place a Close Current Tab X directly under the top right X -
    as in the way you close a window in Word or Excel when there are multiple
    windows open.

    "The Frustrated Monk" wrote:

    > They already allow this. On the current tab, there is an X on right side.
    > Click on it and it only closes the tab you are on.
    >
    > "Alte" wrote:
    >
    > > When I want to close just my current tab, but I hit the Close IE "X" in the
    > > upper right, it gives the Diaglog Box message "Do you want to close all
    > > tabs?" and the only two choices are "Close Tabs" and "Cancel". PLEASE add a
    > > third button, "Close current tab only". Everyone used to IE6 is hitting
    > > that upper right "X" to close their current tab. Hitting Cancel then
    > > finding the little x on the Tab is just one click too many and too much mouse
    > > moves. A button right on the dialog box would be a great time saver and
    > > wrist movement saver too!
    > >
    > > ----------------
    > > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    > >
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    Alte, Oct 27, 2006
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  4. Alte

    Alte Guest

    If the only choice is no-choice - you must hit the little x on the tab
    itself, then it should at least be white-on-red as the normal close "x" is so
    that it is visible. Many on this site have expressed difficulty in FINDING
    the active tab, let alone the little X on it. But since when is forcing all
    users to change habits a mark of good software? People want choice and to
    work the way that is most productive for them. People expecially don't like
    being told they have to change trained usage when the fix is so easy! The
    question is, don't you WANT users to use and like IE7? If so, then their
    suggestions should be implemented whenever economically and technically
    feasible. That is how progress and improvement is made!

    "Kai Schaetzl" wrote:

    > Alte schrieb am Thu, 26 Oct 2006 19:10:02 -0700:
    >
    > > Frustrated misunderstood the suggestion. In case others did, let's clarify.
    > > The suggestion is to place a 'Close Current Tab" option up in the upper right
    > > corner of the main IE window, where every user used to 1E6 and earlier goes
    > > by habit to close the screen they are looking at.

    >
    > Well, change your habits. This is a tabbed browser. If everything on this world
    > was so easy than moving your mouse to a tab instead of the upper corner "x"
    > many things were much better.
    >
    > Kai
    > --
    > Helpsites about Windows: http://www.mvps.org
    > IE repair script: http://iefaq.info
    >
    >
    Alte, Oct 28, 2006
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  5. Alte

    Yuriy D Guest

    Alte, I totally agree with your suggestion.
    The option you ask to add will be a great improvement!

    "Alte" wrote:

    > When I want to close just my current tab, but I hit the Close IE "X" in the
    > upper right, it gives the Diaglog Box message "Do you want to close all
    > tabs?" and the only two choices are "Close Tabs" and "Cancel". PLEASE add a
    > third button, "Close current tab only". Everyone used to IE6 is hitting
    > that upper right "X" to close their current tab. Hitting Cancel then
    > finding the little x on the Tab is just one click too many and too much mouse
    > moves. A button right on the dialog box would be a great time saver and
    > wrist movement saver too!
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    Yuriy D, Feb 14, 2007
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