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dukeofurl01
 
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Post Posted May 16th, 2015, 4:33 pm

I noticed the change in the options in the latest Firefox. As I recall, there used to be something about warning me before closing all tabs in a window, or something like that. Well, it seems to have been reset, and I can't seem to find that option anymore, where did it go? I would like to reset it.

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Post Posted May 16th, 2015, 4:36 pm

Tools - Options - Tabs - tick "warn me when closing multiple tabs"
alt T to get to the options menu
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dukeofurl01
 
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Post Posted May 16th, 2015, 5:20 pm

Previously, when I would attempt to close a window, a small window would appear that said "Are you sure you want to close # tabs?" - that is how I would know how many tabs I had open.
I have verified that Tools - Options - Tabs - tick "warn me when closing multiple tabs" is checked, yet an experiment revealed that I still do not get that warning, the window with multiple tabs just closes.

Update: I have figured out the solution. I had a plugin called "Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.7" that was in conflict, and preventing the warning from functioning. When I updated FF, the incompatibility was not detected.
I disable that plugin, and re-ran the experiment, and the problem was fixed.

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Post Posted May 16th, 2015, 5:40 pm

The Tab settings have been moved to the Options/Preferences > General tab in Firefox 38.
See about:preferences#general

Some prefs (about:config):
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs

Ron A
 
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Post Posted May 17th, 2015, 10:55 am

dukeofurl01 wrote:Previously, when I would attempt to close a window, a small window would appear that said "Are you sure you want to close # tabs?" - that is how I would know how many tabs I had open.
I have verified that Tools - Options - Tabs - tick "warn me when closing multiple tabs" is checked, yet an experiment revealed that I still do not get that warning, the window with multiple tabs just closes.

Update: I have figured out the solution. I had a plugin called "Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.7" that was in conflict, and preventing the warning from functioning. When I updated FF, the incompatibility was not detected.
I disable that plugin, and re-ran the experiment, and the problem was fixed.

I disabled and it worked. However, I really need to have Tab Mix Plus work since there are many features I can't do without, so I have enabled it.

Closing without warning is a lesser evil but I also really need the warning window restored.

Is somebody working on that?

Ron A
 
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Post Posted June 17th, 2015, 1:38 pm

Looks like Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.8, released June 15th, fixed this problem.

Thanks to Tab Mix Plus for that.

Ron A
 
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Post Posted July 2nd, 2015, 7:42 pm

Just loaded 39.0 and the safety pop up is gone again.

It was good while it lasted.

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2015, 1:59 pm

Ron A wrote:Just loaded 39.0 and the safety pop up is gone again.

It was good while it lasted.

Thank you.

Looks like it is fixed.

That was quick!

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