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how to delete tabs not 'open'

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on FF 27 a small gray x appears on each tab and this can be used to delete the tab even when it is not 'open' (when another tab is open in the window)

it seems that on FF 29 the delete tab 'x' now appears only on the open tab - this means when you have a lot of tabs you want to delete (not all in that window) you have to open each tab and then delete it :-(

am i missing something? is there a way to delete tabs that aren't open or config the ubiquitous 'x' back onto all tabs?

on FF 27 a small gray x appears on each tab and this can be used to delete the tab even when it is not 'open' (when another tab is open in the window) it seems that on FF 29 the delete tab 'x' now appears only on the open tab - this means when you have a lot of tabs you want to delete (not all in that window) you have to open each tab and then delete it :-( am i missing something? is there a way to delete tabs that aren't open or config the ubiquitous 'x' back onto all tabs?

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You can middle-click a tab that doesn't have "focus" to close that tab. And you can right-click and use Close tab on tabs that don't have "focus".

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cor-el
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The tab bar context menu has two items to delete mote than one tab and those are to clear all other tabs and to clear all tabs to the right.

If there are a lot of tabs open then you only see the close button on the selected tab.

The tab bar context menu has two items to delete mote than one tab and those are to clear all other tabs and to clear all tabs to the right. If there are a lot of tabs open then you only see the close button on the selected tab. * http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.tabs.tabClipWidth * http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.tabs.closeButtons
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You can middle-click a tab that doesn't have "focus" to close that tab. And you can right-click and use Close tab on tabs that don't have "focus".

You can middle-click a tab that doesn't have "focus" to close that tab. And you can right-click and use '''Close tab''' on tabs that don't have "focus".
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See also: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Tabbed+browsing

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well the-edmeister wins the prize (middle click it is), but :-) ..... i have a mac w/ magic mouse (and no 'middle click') :-( so, while there are other apps/tricks to have 'middle click', I used this as a reason to download and use MagicPrefs, to get this preference-able function (and so many more)

[it does seem this is a slight variation in behavior across versions - FF29 will show the delete x on all tabs, it there are a limited number of tabs, but while my FF27 maintains the visible 'x's with my normal 'many' tabs, it seems FF29 has different behavior

and yes i have a tab addiction (right now 5 windows with 4,16,19,18,29 tabs)

well the-edmeister wins the prize (middle click it is), but :-) ..... i have a mac w/ magic mouse (and no 'middle click') :-( so, while there are other apps/tricks to have 'middle click', I used this as a reason to download and use MagicPrefs, to get this preference-able function (and so many more) [it does seem this is a slight variation in behavior across versions - FF29 will show the delete x on all tabs, it there are a limited number of tabs, but while my FF27 maintains the visible 'x's with my normal 'many' tabs, it seems FF29 has different behavior and yes i have a tab addiction (right now 5 windows with 4,16,19,18,29 tabs)