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Why does Firefox close just because I closed the last tab?
If I wanted to close the whole application, I would close the whole application. If I have one tab left and I close it, I want a blank tab. What is wrong with you guys now days? You are making such stupid decisions and shoving them down the user's throats. Did Ballmer takeover Mozilla or something?
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I think what you want is, when you close the last tab in a window, the window stays open instead of closing. There is a setting for that:
(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.
(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste tab and pause while the list is filtered
(3) Double-click the browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab preference to switch it from true to false.
When you close the last time, Firefox should display the "new tab" page. To close the window, you can use the "red X" button.
The forum software detected your Firefox as version 3.6.10. Is that correct? The above reply relates to current releases of Firefox and might not be applicable to Firefox 3.6.10.
Version 3.6.anything is not secure; Mozilla discloses security flaws after each new release. Is something holding you back from upgrading to Firefox 32? Please let us know so we can suggest solutions or workarounds.
If Help > About Firefox shows Firefox 32.0. you may need to clear the preference that is misreporting your version number. See: How to reset the default user agent on Firefox.