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Quickly clear tabs in Safari
Authored by: BulbVivid on Aug 08, '05 10:22:30AM

I submitted the hint. The goal isn't necessarily to close all tabs and keep just one, it's to close all tabs as quickly and easily as possible. I use my PowerBook as my main computer, and lots of times I'm not sitting in a "proper" typing position while I surf -- I might be lying on the couch with the 'Book on the coffee table, or some such (let's call it trackpad surfing). In those instances, I don't want to have to reach for the keyboard to close the tabs. I also know quite a few people who pretty much only use the mouse and don't use keyboard shortcuts at all. And as mentioned in the hint, it's handy with Taboo installed. As well, if you're wanting to quickly get back to your homepage, you still have to type in the address or hit the home button after option-clicking to close the tabs. So, be it laziness or efficiency, one click of the mouse is easier than a click using the mouse and the keyboard, especially if you're not positioned to use the keyboard.



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Quickly clear tabs in Safari
Authored by: adrianm on Aug 08, '05 03:40:28PM
... it's to close all tabs as quickly and easily as possible.
If you want to close all tabs, just close the window!

Clicking on Safari icon again gives you a nice new one back.

If you're concerned about reaching for keyboard, right-click on a tab and choose close others.

If you can't be bothered to use the mouse or keyboard, configure speech to recognise menu bar and just say "close other tabs".

So many ways...

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Quickly clear tabs in Safari
Authored by: BulbVivid on Aug 08, '05 04:28:13PM

ah, but then there's Taboo -- if I click to close the window, then I have to click through Taboo's dialogue box, unless I shift-click on it, but I'm not always in typing position. And it's still easier to hit the Clr bookmark to empty the tabs than it is to close the window and click again to open a new one, with or without Taboo. One click, no modifiers, tabs clear.



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