Tabbed browsing is the standard option when you use a Web browser on your computer. This allows you to have multiple Web pages open at the same time, and it makes it easy to switch between those pages by clicking the appropriate tab.
But this creates a new prompt in Firefox where the browser will alert you that there are multiple tabs open when you attempt to close out of the browser. This serves as a helpful reminder if you actually only wanted to close the current tab instead of the entire browser. However, if you actually are intending to close the whole browser, this additional step can be somewhat of a nuisance. Fortunately there are a couple of ways that you can prevent this check from occurring.
How to Disable the Option that Warns You When Closing Multiple Tabs in Firefox
The steps in this article will show you how to turn off the setting in the Firefox options menu that causes Firefox to display a pop-up window when you attempt to close the browser when you have multiple open tabs. Note that you can also turn off this setting from the pop-up window itself. We will identify that option at the end of the article.
Step 1: Open the Firefox browser.
Step 2: Click the Open menu button at the top-right of the window.
Step 3: Select Options from this menu.
Step 4: Click the box to the left of Warn you when closing multiple tabs to remove the check mark.
As mentioned earlier, you can also turn off this setting from the pop-up window that appears. Simply click the box to the left of Warn me when I attempt to close multiple tabs to remove the check mark.
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