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Post Posted February 8th, 2019, 5:41 am

When I want to close a single tab and I click the cross sometimes more than that single tab are closed, e.g. all of the right ones. Why does it happen and how could I avoid it?
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Post Posted February 8th, 2019, 5:45 am

Hi,
Maybe a sticky/faulty mouse button? Those little micro switches do not last forever.
Try another mouse?
You can use the wheel button to close a tab if you have the cursor on that tab.
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Post Posted February 8th, 2019, 6:46 am

Hello!

Hmmm, actually the mouse seems to work like usual (else). Besides of some clicks not being processed obviously. Yes, may be. Will try another one...but...wait...I click on the cross of a single tab and about 5, 6 others close in addition? Caused by the mouse? Hmmm, well, I will try another one anyway.

Ah yes, the wheel, didn't know, will be more convenient (if it would not be so hard to press).

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Post Posted February 8th, 2019, 7:36 am

FWIW...
The tiny micro switches have a limited life.
They do not last forever. The contacts are very, very close together
Once they start "playing up" ie; the contacts get worn & you start to get double or multiple bounces,
you either have to replace them or use a new mouse.
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Post Posted February 8th, 2019, 8:02 am

Yes, I will try another mouse.

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Post Posted February 8th, 2019, 8:20 am

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Post Posted February 13th, 2019, 12:25 am

It happened again, now by pressing CTRL+F4, I wanted to close one tab and all the others besides of the last one closed.
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Post Posted February 13th, 2019, 2:04 am

What happens in Safe Mode?

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Post Posted February 13th, 2019, 2:06 am

Sorry, I do not know, it occurs once in a few days or so.
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