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Temporarily override Safari 3's 'close all tabs' warning Web Browsers
In Safari 3, Apple added a feature to warn you when you close multiple tabs. This is a good feature, and can be turned off if not wanted. But I like to be able to have it on as a safety net, but not be annoyed by it when I know I want to quickly close Safari. So, to bypass the warning just once, hold down the Option key when closing a browser window with multiple tabs open.

Warning: when multiple windows are open, this also closes those other windows without a warning.
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Temporarily override Safari 3's 'close all tabs' warning
Authored by: deef on Jul 16, '07 11:31:38AM

Unfortunately this doesn't work for the "You have entered text ... " warning that has made Safari 3 somewhat annoying with backpack & other ajax-laden web apps. I'd love to know a hint that lets me bypass that warning as well.



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Temporarily override Safari 3's 'close all tabs' warning
Authored by: mikewatt on Jul 16, '07 09:02:53PM

Agreed. I have written to Apple about this problem. I hope it is fixed by the time Leopard is released.



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Temporarily override Safari 3's 'close all tabs' warning
Authored by: Unsoluble on Jul 17, '07 01:31:44PM

Yeah, the warning about having entered text is driving me insane. Thankfully the Option-click trick works on it as well, but it's still a pain in the ass.



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Temporarily override Safari 3's 'close all tabs' warning
Authored by: kupietz on Jan 01, '08 11:02:07PM
Try entering
/usr/bin/defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugConfirmTossingUnsubmittedFormText -boolean No
in Terminal. Note: I haven't tested this myself.

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Unable To Close Specific Tabs
Authored by: Points on Jan 08, '08 01:40:30PM

After delaying the install for Safari 3, I finally did it--and now half the time it creates new windows for opening links instead of just a new tab.

Worst of all, it won't allow me to close those newly created windows, either by clicking on the red button or apple + W.

Option click just closes everything out, not just specific windows.

Anyone else have this issue?

Yes--I've done all the restarts/repair permissions things etc. and don't have Saft or anything else attached.



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