Close Button On Tabs
Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:30 AM
Various other products have close buttons on their tabs, especially the tabbed browsers (such as IE7 and Firefox). I happen to use Avant Browser a lot (it's an excellent shell for IE), and it has a configuration option such that you can have the X on each tab or only on the active tab. I prefer the latter, but some will prefer the former.
UPDATE #1 ... I just discovered by chance that you can close a tab by clicking on it with the mouse centre button (scroll wheel), which is faster than selecting "Close" from the context (right click) menu on the tab. Various browsers now use centre-click to do the same, so it's silly of me not to have tried it beforehand. All the same, it's not as obvious as an X on the tab, so my suggestion still stands.
Cheers, Tony Austin.
Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:31 PM
Resistance may be futile,
But capacitance has potential.
Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:35 PM
Yeah, that's why Avant Browser and Firefox (with the appropriate extension installed, such as Tab Mix Plus) give you an option of whether the X appears on just the active tab or on all of the tabs.
The latter takes up more real estate on the tab bar, but is more consistent. The former you can get used to. Also, unlike IE7 both or these browsers allow multiple rows of tabs, so to a certain extent having an X on each tab is not too much of a worry.
Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:31 PM
Multiple rows of tabs in FF? Not without plugins or configuration meddling, right? Not that I want it in the first place. I always close tabs with my middle mouse button, but I can see that is not always the first thing you try.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:59 AM
Posted 25 August 2007 - 05:58 PM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:52 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. As mentioned in the first post, use the middle mouse button or you can assign a keystroke to the close command. Other alternatives will unlikely be added.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:20 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:39 AM
Yes that's right, cjard, and there are some times when you would use "Close All"or "Close All Except" but I expect that most often you would just want "Close" and so having the button on the tab saves a click (which is the reason I requested it).
Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:39 AM
Not sure what you mean by this, Ranana_Proofs.
When I right click on a tab I do get a drop down menu, with choices such as Close, Close All, Close All Except. Isn't that what you wanted? (Maybe this only works in JCreator Pro, and not in the Lite version?)
Like other environments -- such as Firefox -- you can drag tabs around to suit, or click a tab with the mouse wheel (centre button). One of the few commonly-accepted actions that doesn't work is double-clicking a tab to close it.