A small ask - close button on every tab

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Rajesh Shenoy, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Hello MS:

    Nice implementation of multiple tabs. A couple of points from me, though:

    1. I know you can middle-button-click on a tab to close it, but would it be
    too much of an ask to have a tab-close button (the "X" button that currently
    shows up only on the current tab and that too when several tabs are open) on
    every tab, at least when the mouse hovers above it?

    2. Why can't I close the last tab (i.e., the last one remaining when I have
    closed all the others)? Ideally, closing this should take us to wherever
    opening a new tab takes us.

    3. Can we have a setting saying "Never open more than one browser window"?
    E.g., Currently my live.com results open in a new browser window, but I want
    them, and any other application that wants to open a new browser, to open in
    a new TAB instead.

    Thanks,
    - Rajesh

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    Rajesh Shenoy, Oct 29, 2006
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  2. Rajesh Shenoy

    BillD Guest

    NO. because when you switch the tab and the mouse is over the X the tab will
    be closed accidentally
     
    BillD, Oct 29, 2006
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  3. I just double click where the close tab would be if you selected the tab.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 29, 2006
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  4. Nice point, Bill! I agree that can happen accidentally. But can't we at least
    have an option called perhaps "Show close button on all tabs" that could be
    off by default? It would be helpful for slow-and-careful users like me (I
    hardly ever click on anything without fully understanding it).

    Thanks!
    - Rajesh
     
    Rajesh Shenoy, Oct 30, 2006
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