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Why the close tab behaviour in Google Chrome is the most advanced out of any browser

Basil [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, December 10, 2009
12 years ago3,244 views

Detailed look at the clever functionality in Google Chrome when closing tabs.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh dude, it sucks, "any browser" is different than "Safari".

Basil [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

True, very true! I suck – apologies. There's no way I've looked at every browser!

George R [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

If after closing a tab, its close button is replaced by the close button of another tab, one risks accidentally closing the second tab.

There are two ways this can happen.
If double clicks are handled poorly, they may be treated as two single clicks. If the system is sluggish, one might reclick because there was no immediate response. The second click may be queued and delivered to the second tab.


Mozilla used to have one close button in a fixed location, rather than one for each tab. It applied to the top (visible) tab.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I usually click the scroll wheel to close tabs anyway.

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