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How to close a site without closing Firefox

When I have a site on Firefox open and when I close the site, it closes Firefox and I am offline.

If I manage to open several sites, when I attempt to close one site.... I am asked if I want to close all tabs, but I can't find any other choice but YES. If I say NO... I remain at the site I don't want. Iam unable to find out how to close one site and remain online with Firefox.

I can minimize a site but Firefox is not accessible, unless I open Firefox again. I shouldn't have to open Firefox a million times to search for things.

If I "Restore" it takes me back to the site I want to escape.

If I get a site to visit in my email, when I close the site to return to my email, Firefox closes and I am offline and have to start over again. It takes forever using Firefox with all the opening and closing. If I hit Restore....it takes me back to the site I wanted to leave and there are no back buttons, unable to minimize, etc. Everything just always ends. I may get a warning that I am going to close all, but no info on what else to do.

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New User

Re: How to close a site without closing Firefox

So clicking [x] on a single tab closes firefox for you? or are you using multiple windows and closing one firefox window shuts all of them down?

New User

Re: How to close a site without closing Firefox

Yes to the above.

I can't close Firefox unless it all goes down. I can open Firefox again and have it open twice. Then will it may close both. However, when I read something and it says to click here to read a link or see a picture-- When I am finished reading I can't get back to my site or email. Firefox tells me that I will be closing two tabs and do I want to do that? If I say NO, then nothing happens and I remain where I don't want to be. If I say YES, then I am out of Firefox.

In an email, if I open a picture or a link, there is no back arrow with the picture or link and when I close----both my email account and Firefox is gone. I have to sign back in to read each and every email that has an attachment or link. For every attachment or picture I have to sign in and out of Firefox and my email account. It is exhausting.

Just exhausting is reading about something o line and there is a highlighted word or suggested link..... I can never get back to the site without signing into Firefox again. If I hit RESTORE previous session. It takes me back to the link I want out of to return to the original site.

To make it work. When there is a link ... I open a new Firefox and copy and paste into the new opened Firefox. Then if there is a link there.... repeat. Even then sometimes it will close all tabs and I am offline again. It is just too much hard work. It doesn't ask to cascade or layer tabs or give me a choice of what I want to close. It will let me open a ton of tabs as long as I keep opening. But once I want to leave a link... I am out.

When it asks me if I am sure I want to close all links (gives me the number of tabs it will be closing) it doesn't give me a choice of what I want to close. (Or I can't find it anywhere.) If I don't want to close all links... then I am not going anywhere... just stuck with a place I don't want to be. L

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Re: How to close a site without closing Firefox

It sounds like you are using the Window close X on title bar tight corner and not closing a tab itself ?. Close a individual tab itself should not give the option asking if you want to close all tabs.

To close a Tab either use the X on the tab itself or Middle-Click (scroll wheel) the tab or right click the tab and Close Tab.

New User

Re: How to close a site without closing Firefox

So tell me where that tab to click is on this page? Right click doesn't offer close, but it does offer Back.... I will try that.

Clicking the scroll button gives me arrows for up and down.