4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2013 8:12 AM by Bobbi Headder
Bobbi Headder Level 1 (15 points)

When I have multiple tabs open in Safari, I had 2 ways to close a window. Click on a little x on each tab or command w. Now only command w works. Where did the little closing x's go?



MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • dominic23 Level 8 (37,672 points)

    Move the cursor over the top left corner of the tab.


    "Tabbed browsing bar – Shows webpages in tabs. To close a tab, click the button that appears in the left of the tab when the cursor hovers over it."



  • Bobbi Headder Level 1 (15 points)

    The problem was that nothing appeared when the cursor hovered over the left side of the tab. However, when all else fails, reboot. Now the little closing buttons are back.


    I appreciate that you answered my question, but I am not a newbie and have been opening & closing tabs for as long as they've been in existence. The copy you sent me out of the instruction manual was nothing new and did not solve my problem. But it did make me think, so my next thought was that something is hung up. The reboot solved the problem.


    Thanks again,


  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    You can control click a tab then click Close All Other Tabs from the pop up menu.

  • Bobbi Headder Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you, I love al the little Apple trix. I didn't even try that one, I was so hung up on where the little buttons went. LOL  All is well now.