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Closing multiple tabs in safari

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  • Patricia W Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to snugla)

    I was responding to the fact that you implied that "opening all windows from last session" was a solution since it does not restore them completely which is why and others scream when it happens and in my case I have switched to Firefox since it does give me a warning.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to Patricia W)

    There is no such setting about the warning when closing multiple tabs in Safari5.1../Lion. as was in Snow Leopard. Use iTweax or Onyx to set such parameter if you want.

  • Carl-L Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to agraham)

    As I said earlier, my situation is the same as Patricia. It isn't uncommon for me to have three or four windows open with multiple tabs on each. I know you can restore a window but it's a real pain in the backside and takes time out of my day. This single issue was the last straw that caused me to go back to back to Firefox as well. Seems like such an easy issue to fix in an update perhaps as a preference setting for power users.

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    Feb 6, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to agraham)

         Everyone...if you follow this procedure: Launch "Safari" ---> "History" ---> "Reopen All Windows      From Last Sesssion" it WILL restore ALL the tabs you had open on your desktop at the time you      accidently closed Safari.

     

    I just tried this and it brought me to a set of tabs I had opened last week!!!  I'm still not happy.  I think i am switching to firefox as well, till they fix this.  I've closed all my tabs too many times.....

  • BellaMichelle Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Feb 6, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to LexSchellings)

    I looked at Tweax. can you tell us a bit more about what it does?  There are a LOT of choices in the preference, it is hard to know what might be helpful and what some of them are.

     

    thanks!

    Michelle

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 12:01 AM (in response to BellaMichelle)

    It is called iTweax, if you do not understand it, do nothing else besides following:

    Start it,

    click the the "Tweaks" setting icon,

    click the "Safari/Mail" tab,

    check the fourth entry "confirm when closing multiple pages",

    quit iTweax.

    Quit and restart Safari.

    That's all.

  • ivan_dj Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    hm.... it is strange.... doesn't work

  • theeye Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    I downloaded iTweax, followed your instructions, and it doesn't work for me, even after restart of computer. Too bad, I was hoping for a fix.

  • snugla Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to agraham)

    That's true...iTweax doesn't work on Lion/Safari 5.xx.

  • theeye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to LexSchellings)

    LexSchellings This discussion is about Lion / Safari 5. Why would you post a fix in this discussion that doesn't work with the topic of the discussion. What a waste of time I just spent.

  • hmab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to agraham)

    Just installed new updates for Safari 5.1.5 and still Safari doesn't  ask before closing multiple tabs, what gives, is  anyone at Apple listening?

  • snugla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to hmab)

    No!  No one at Apple is listening!  They are too big, and all-powerful to listen to our feeble complaints.

     

    This issue has been discussed and lamented in various threads ever since Lion was released.  They feel that the "Resume Tabs After Restart" feature is sufficient.  Clearly, it is not...but they are not concerned about this.

     

    But many of us have found a solution to the problem Apple created (but refuses to fix).  We ditched Safari, and switched to Firefox, which warns you BEFORE closing multiple tabs...AND restores them all on restart as well. 

     

    It works first time, and every time...and all is right in our world's again. ;-)

     

    Try it...you'll like it.

  • ivan_dj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to snugla)

    >No!  No one at Apple is listening!

     

    +1

     

    In several years they will present this feature at some presentation

  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to snugla)

    snugla wrote: No!  No one at Apple is listening!  They are too big, and all-powerful to listen to our feeble complaints.

    Take your pick: Safari engineers are either grossly arrogant, or lost in the Cupertino clouds.

     

    The "Restore" does NOT restore the state of those windows AT ALL.

     

    WAKE UP APPLE.

  • the_jannis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to William Donelson)

    Same problem here. Sometimes I accidentily hit q instead of w when navigating pretty fast. Since my iMac is a little bit old and slow it takes sometimes less, sometimes more time to restart Safari, also depending on how many sites I had open. Safari does restore all tabs as before, but I have to rebuffer every flash again for example which is pretty enerving sometimes. I don't understand what's so hard about reimplementing that feature. Even checking the respective checkbox in Secrets for the system preferences doesn't change anything so they seem to have removed that feature completely out of Safari. How big could that script be? Not more than 1 KB, right? Just bring it back in and at least let some extern developers be able to activate or deactivate it.

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