Firefox Doesn’t Warn When Closing Multiple Tabs – Firefox Confirm Exit

Setting Firefox 3 To Show A Warning Or Prompt On An Attempt To Close Multiple Open Tabs

If you have upgraded your browser from Firefox 2 to Firefox 3, you must have noticed that you no more get a prompt or warning while you try to close a Firefox window having multiple active or open tabs.

You do not get the warning or prompt even if you select and enable the respective option in the “Tabs” section within Preferences of Firefox 3 for displaying a warning on an attempt to close a window with multiple active tabs.

Once you have selected the respective option in Firefox 3 Preferences for showing a warning while closing multiple tabs, the Firefox browser is actually supposed to show a dialog box with a title “Confirm Close” notifying you that you are in a process of closing “X” number of open tabs and asking you whether you would like to continue.

However, this doesn’t happen in Firefox 3. Instead, Firefox 3 directly closes all the active tabs in the window without showing a warning or asking for any confirmation, even though you have set the preference “browser.warnOnQuit” as “true”.

However, the developers in Bugzilla@Mozilla do not consider this behavior as a bug. Instead, it is believed to be an intentional change brought in as Firefox 3 is configured with the session restore feature by selecting the startup option (setting browser.startup.page to value “3”) where Firefox reopens and restores all active tabs and windows on next restart automatically.

Firefox 3 does not prompt for any confirmation when you either close a single window having multiple active tabs or exit the Firefox application having multiple active Firefox windows as long as it believes that the tabs/ windows can be restored at the time of next startup.

So as per the existing behavior of Firefox 3, you will no longer be prompted while trying to quit Firefox every time. The warning or the pop-up dialog box will be prompted for confirmation only if Firefox is unable to restore or reopen the tabs/ windows at the time of next startup.

Some users who feel quite annoyed to respond to the warning or prompt all the time may be happy with this new change. However, others who tend to open a lot of tabs in a single Firefox window would not be much pleased with this behavior as a single accidental click on the “X” (close) button can make them loose all the open tabs.

Nevertheless, if you want to be warned or prompted for a confirmation before closing a Firefox window having multiple active/ open tabs or quitting Firefox application, you can make use of the following workaround.

You need to simply set firefox to open with a blank page or home page at the time of every startup so that the system restore feature is disabled. For doing so, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open the Firefox 3 browser and click on “Tools” to display the tools menu. Select “Options”.
  2. Within the “Startup” section in the tab “Main”, choose to load either blank page or homepage in Firefox browser on every startup for the option “When Firefox starts”.
    You need to note that the option that displays tabs and windows from last time is nothing but the “system restore” option which means that if you select this option, you will not get any warning while closing multiple active tabs.
  3. Click on “OK” button.

Once you have made the setting for loading blank page or homepage in Firefox on every startup, you will get a prompt every time you try to close a Firefox window. Firefox 3 will display a dialog box with the title “Quit Firefox” asking you whether you would like it to save the tabs and restore them the next time firefox loads.

You may override the Firefox startup setting by selecting the option “Save and Quit” so as to save and restore/reopen all the active tabs in the next Firefox session. You may start anew with a blank page or homepage by selecting the option “Quit”. If you choose “Cancel” option, the exit operation will be cancelled allowing you to continue in the current Window.

However, “Quit Firefox” dialog box also has a check box with an option for not showing the prompt henceforth. If you tick on this checkbox and select the option “Save and Quit”, the startup option for displaying all tabs and windows from the last Firefox session on every startup will be automatically activated (setting the value for “browser.startup.page” as “3”)

Alternatively, if you tick on this checkbox and select the option “Quit”, the option for receiving a warning while closing multiple tabs will automatically be unchecked (setting “browser.tabs.warnOnClose” as false) in the “Tabs” section within Preferences of Firefox 3, which needs to remain checked for the warning or prompt to be displayed.

Therefore, to get the “Quit Firefox” dialog box every time you attempt to close a firefox window containing multiple active tabs, make sure that you do not tick the checkbox corresponding to the option for not showing the prompt henceforth.

The new dialog box “Quit Firefox” in Firefox 3 is different as compared to Firefox 2. It does not display the number of open tabs. If you want to receive the dialog box “Confirm Close” like in Firefox 2 you may use a simple workaround as follows.

Just open/ launch more than one Firefox windows (two, three or more) and close the window having multiple active tabs and you will get the usual dialog box “Confirm Close” notifying you that you are in a process of closing “X” open tabs and asking for a confirmation that you want to continue.

The dialog box also shows two buttons “Cancel” and “Close Tabs” and a check box with an option to get the warning each time you try to close multiple open tabs. Ensure that the check box is always ticked or selected.
This feature influences Firefox 3 in most operating systems including Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Bookmark A Webpage In Firefox To Default Bookmark Folder

Bookmark Your Favorite Web Page Into Bookmarks Folder In Firefox 3 Using The “Star” Button On The Location Bar

Mozilla Firefox version 3 has come up with a lot of improvements in terms of security, speed and enhanced features. Along with lightening fast performance and smart location bar, Firefox 3 features one-click bookmarking. The Location Address Bar in Firefox 3 has a “star” at the end to enable users to bookmark the current page instantly with a single click.

The moment a user clicks onto the “star” button, the current page quickly gets saved into the bookmarks under the “Unsorted Bookmarks” category. Firefox 3 does not display any confirmation pop-up box.

Even though this offers quick bookmarking, it has a drawback. You are no more able to put a bookmark straight away into the Bookmark’s root hierarchy. Using the bookmarks editor to move the bookmark to the appropriate folder is quite time consuming and doing this totally crushes the purpose of bookmark shortcut feature.

It is almost impossible that you place a bookmark straight away into the Firefox 3 Bookmark’s nested sub-folder by just clicking onto the “star” placed at the end of the Address Bar.

However, you can make Firefox 3 display a dialog box with options for altering location (folder), bookmark name and associated tags by double-clicking on the Location bar’s “star” button. By doing this, you will be able to name your bookmark, edit tags, choose an intended bookmark folder or even remove the bookmarked link from the bookmarks using the quick drop-down menu.

As another option, you may also press keyboard accelerator “Ctrl-D” or in the Firefox 3 menu, click on “Bookmarks” and select the option “Bookmark This Page” in order to get the same dialog box so as to customize bookmark name, intended bookmark folder and tags.

You may also bookmark a link by using Bookmarks sidebar. To access the Bookmarks sidebar, just press “Ctrl-B” or in the Firefox 3 menu, click on “View”, go to “Sidebar” and select “Bookmarks”. Now simply drag and drop your favorite link from the location bar to the intended folder.

Clear / Reset Firefox Zoom Level Which Otherwise Is Remembered

A Hacking trick to Reset Zoom option to normal level on Firefox

Firefox provides zoom options on all web pages by using either combination keys Ctrl + keys to zoom in and Ctrl – keys to zoom out or by using commands from View –> Zoom menu. The zoom features on Firefox3 help in magnifying or reducing text and image sizes.

Firefox3 also remembers the last zoom level for every domain used previously. It automatically opens any webpage from its domain with the previously used zoom level. Its like if you had used zoom in option on Gmail.com to increase the text and image size, then next time you open Gmail.com, Firefox3 remembers the zoom option and opens Gmail with the previously set zoom in option.

Sometimes the user wishes to temporarily use zoom option for a particular page and will not want the zoom option to be made available for all subsequent use of the related pages from the domain.

To display the zoomed in page with normal zoom for subsequent use can be done using a hacking trick. One has to type in the Location Bar about:config and then locate a preference name called ‘browser.zoom.siteSpecific‘. After this one needs to open this preference and change the value from true to false.

If all the above hacking steps are followed sequentially, then every new page on Firefox browser is made available with normal zoom.

How To Download Flash Pictures / Images / From Firefox

Get More while Browsing with Firefox3

Today web browsers have enhanced progressively. There are so many new features that make browsing easier and fun. Downloading information, images, and videos were never so simple. Just a few click and you can get the most out of your browser. Firefox3, a browser that keeps perfecting its already perfect self, has come up with the feature of downloading almost everything from a web page that you visit.

If the web page has many beautiful pictures, images, photos, and graphics, has many embedded flash videos, attractive icons, and many other unique media components, then the Firefox3 can download all of these, all these images, videos and graphics that are there on the web page. All these components are downloaded all at once without any requirement of add-ons, extension, plug in, or other applications.

To download all these amazing media and graphics components on to your system, you just need to follow a few simple steps.

Click on the site identification symbol that is placed to the left of the Address Bar. This icon represents the site that you are currently visiting, and it is also displayed in your favorites list if you bookmark this web page. As soon as you click the icon, which is known as the Site Identity Information button, a dialog box appears with a “more information” button. Click on the “more information” button. Now a “Page Info” dialog panel will open where you need to click on the media tab.

Under the media tab all the elements that are present on the web page, such as images, background, icons, graphics and all the other embedded components are along with their respective address link location. Some of the graphics present even have a preview added to it. Select and highlight all the components that you want to save and click on the Save As button. If you desire to save all the components, then you have to simply press Ctrl+A to select everything, and then click on ‘Save As’.

Disable / Enable Firefox Font Alias Antialiasing

Advanced Setting For Firefox 3 To Change Anti-Aliasing The Smaller Text

Firefox browser is one of the popular browsers, which is normally rated among the top 3. There are so many versions of Firefox, which were updated from version to version. The Firefox has released a new updated version comprising of most advanced features, named as Firefox 3.

Firefox 3 browser users might have already noticed that this version brings into play an anti-aliasing system. This technique is aimed at reducing the distortion of web contents. This setting is provided as default, and Firefox 3 applies to all the websites, regardless of text volumes.

There are some settings which can be used to improve the display depending upon your system preference. The “X” operating system users can force the Firefox browser to track OS X system setting simply by disabling the anti-aliasing settings for the texts of smaller sizes. This will give you a good idea about what would be best setting to optimize your display.

Just follow the settings below: –

1. First of all open Firefox 3 browser.

2. Type “about:config” in location bar ( don’t use the double quotes). Then you’ll come across the warning message which reads something like “I’ll be careful, I promise!” just click on it.

3. In the filter text box type “gfx.use_text_smoothing_setting” for locating the preference name as stated.

4. You have to Double-click on it, after that modify the value to “true”.

5. Just restart your browser after completing this.