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make it easier to close current tab [released]

asked 2013-12-28 20:55:39 +0300

qwazix gravatar image

updated 2014-01-02 13:13:21 +0300

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Closing the current tab requires to go to the tabbed view, then scroll down, reading all the titles one by one until you recognize what the current tab is and then press the X button.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Spam Hunter
close date 2018-07-06 19:58:57.518498



Suggestion: Can we have a pulley menu with 'Close current tab' as one of the options? Other menu options might go in here too eg an in page search and option to show the keyboard (useful when the page has keyboard interaction but no input fields).

aegis ( 2013-12-30 14:06:11 +0300 )edit

I'd suggest you convert your comment to an answer, seems a nice proposal

qwazix ( 2013-12-30 19:14:59 +0300 )edit

How about changing one of the least used browser menu buttons to a close tab button ? I was thinking about switching [Add bookmark] to a [Close tab] button. Add bookmark function could be moved to pulley menu in tab view.

Jolla095 ( 2014-03-06 18:52:30 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-07-06 14:37:30 +0300

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updated 2018-07-06 14:38:21 +0300

Closing the current tab is possible by tapping the 3 lines (tools) on the toolbar. Look to the left of the toolbar, there is a white box with an X in it, that button closes that current tab/page;

Tap the tools icon

Tap the tools icon

Tap the close icon

Tap the close icon

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puh, that was 5 years waiting for a decent answer...

Spark ( 2018-07-06 14:49:32 +0300 )edit

My answer is not decent enough?

Spam Hunter ( 2018-07-06 14:52:53 +0300 )edit

@Edz On the contrary, yours is the decent one :) I only saw that the question is 5 years old.

Spark ( 2018-07-06 15:32:15 +0300 )edit

Thanks @Spark, I hoped that was your meaning and it was ;)

Spam Hunter ( 2018-07-06 16:16:51 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-30 19:15:52 +0300

qwazix gravatar image

Highlighting the active tab in the list of tabs and making sure it is in view when going to the tabs view would be a nice first step.

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There is a plan to do a bit similiar thing. So the active tab would be clearly separate in the tab page.

veskuh ( 2013-12-30 19:24:36 +0300 )edit

@veskuh - if you are still a sailor, could you elaborate a little more on your comment please?

PlasmaMover ( 2018-07-06 16:10:35 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-30 19:28:14 +0300

veskuh gravatar image

There is a shortcut to close current tab, but it is only visible when the page is loading. So when the page is loading on top of toolbar there is a gradient with text and two icons. On the right side of the gradient the (X) is not for stopping but instead for closing the current tab. In same way clicking on the text should open tab page with search text field focused so you can easily edit the URL.

At the moment this shortcut bar is only visible when browser is loading but intent is to show it briefly always when toolbar becomes visible.

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I've clicked that and accidentally closed a slow loading page. IMHO it's a pretty awful UX. The X should stop loading, not close the tab, since it only appears while a page is loading.

aegis ( 2013-12-31 16:16:30 +0300 )edit

and, not applicable anymore. I used to quickly hit refresh and then that x button to close the tab but now that view isn't there anymore (not to mention the security considerations of hiding the url)

qwazix ( 2014-10-11 14:07:04 +0300 )edit

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