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cannot close groups of tabs

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when i wish to close a number of open tabs and I confirm from the drop down box that I wish to do so simultaneously nothing happens. I have to close each tab individually

Help Please!

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What are the settings for these about:config entries:

  • browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose

I would like to make sure that they are set to true. If you are using sync, please also make sure these are the same:

  • services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.closeButtons
  • services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.warnOnClose
  • browser.warnOnQuit to true

This is not acting as normal, so these set to true will confirm the check box in the Options > Tabs menu. If these are set there might be something messing with it. Please post back with your results, I could not reproduce this.

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