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Status: New idea

Currently, I don't see the "X" button to close a tab when I hover over a tab. I don't see why I should have to select a tab in order to see the "X" button to close it. I also don't want to right click on a tab to get to the context menu to close a tab. I'm pretty savvy with keyboard shortcuts like Cmd+W and Option+Cmd+Left/Right, but if I can have another path to do what I want via trackpad/mouse I will take it.

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Please add this option.

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It's been added in the new version but I don't like it, when there is a lot tab and I try to switch tab by click on it, very frequently I accidentally hit the X, because it was not there when I aim it but suddenly show up when I just moved my mouse there and starting click autonomously.

If I want close a tab, I'll use mid mouse button anyway.

PLEASE make it an option that I can turn it off!

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Ability to Close Tabs that you are not on

When you hover over other tab labels in your window you should be able to close them without having to leave the tab that you are currently on (i.e. without having to go on the tab that you wish to close).

A clickable 'x' mark should appear on them to be able to do this.


I noticed that you could do this in other browsers but not Firefox.

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Please add this feature - it's one of the things that I miss coming from chromium browser, where the threshold for "close" icon disappearing given the amount of tabs is a bit lower. In Firefox the button is disappearing too soon for me.

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Firefox needs to close tabs without switch to them

Firefox needs to close tabs without the necessity to switch to them, by displaying the close X in all the tabs, not just on the active tab. And displaying the close tab X in the Tabs menu too. This will be immenselly helpfull.

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(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

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WHY ON FREAKING EARTH HEAVEN AND HELL was this idea not yet implemented when it's an extremely easy thing to do and it was already implemented in the past and it's obvious that the way it is now sucks big time!!!???

Status changed to: New idea
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You can middle-click tabs to close them

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Thanks, @lackey !

That was certainly a nice trick I didn't knew.

Kind regards!