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Re: Tabs

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Tabs
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:59:54 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> > 8. In Firefox, the close tab button is not visible unless that tab is 
>> > selected.
>> This Firefox behaviour is very inconvenient - to be able to close
>> several tabs in a row I have first to switch to each of them that starts
>> loading the page, so browser hangs for a while - very frustrating experience.
>> Chromium close buttons on every tab are much better.  However, you can set
>> the close button variable to nil to disable close buttons.
> Don’t people mostly close tabs using the middle button click or a
> keyboard shortcut? This removes the need for close buttons altogether.

I didn't know that the middle button click can close the tab in browser,
because clicking on the close icon is more reliable since clicking
the same mouse button caused different actions in different browsers with
no consistent behaviour (maybe they are more consistent now I don't know).
But after trying I see that pressing the wheel button requires more effort
and is less reliable since might cause scrolling before pressing
(BTW, tab scrolling with the wheel is already supported in the branch).
Currently in the branch Ctrl key in combination with mouse click
closes the tab, but the middle button click could be supported as well.
Regarding a keyboard shortcut, do you mean C-w?

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