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Closing multiple tabs in safari

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  • Mick_M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to the_jannis)

    Just got bitten by this one myself. I'm an experienced user and had a brain cramp by clicking on the red traffic light when I actually meant to just close a tab. Looks like someone at Apple actually went out of their way to make people's lives harder. The intuitive solution would be to the have warning. The next intuitive thing would be that Undo restores the window with all it's tabs. Why on Earth break something that was intuitive.

    Sigh, I really am avid fan, but ever since Lion I've been getting more and more jaded...

  • William Donelson Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to Mick_M)

    All the good programmers have been moved to iPhone etc


    I agree, so many thinks in Lion are worse than before. Moving to 64-bit OS might be part of the reason, many things re-written? But why change the user experience?



  • Bruce Triggs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to agraham)

    I finally found this solution from user evenhuisafter more than a year of this annoyance.


    As detailed here:


    You can follow this workaround:


    Not exactly what is wanted, but it is possible to disable Q in Safari.  I rarely quit Safari so losing this feature is a minor inconvenience compared to the occasional rage-inducing accidental quit.


    1. Go to System Preference > Keyboard.
    2. Choose Keyboard Shortcuts
    3. Click Application Shortcuts
    4. Press the + button
    5. Under Application choose Safari
    6. For Menu Title input "Bring All to Front".  (You could use some other innocuous menu option here)
    7. For Short Cut use Q


    This remaps the Q, thereby avoiding quitting if your fingers miss W.

  • ivan_dj Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Bruce Triggs)

    good workaround!


    but you still can press on Close button (RED)

    Usually I make this mistake

  • anatnom Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2014 12:57 PM (in response to chop90)

    I used to have that option you are showing in the window 'confirm before closing multiple tabs or windows'.  Unfortunately, once I upgraded to Mavericks, Safari upgraded to 7.0.1 which no longer offers that option in the preference window.  Is there another way to do it?

  • Firestorm3 Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2014 2:59 PM (in response to LexSchellings)

    G'day Lex


    tried your iTweax download from Maverick link ( why oh why did I update from SL, I LOVED it, HATE Maverick ) and unfortunately doesn't work when you tick the "confirm when closing multiple tabs" box. Would have thought since it is there on a Maverick download it would work, but, no, it doesn't .... shame. No I don't want to use Firefox, I don't like it like I like Safari.

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