All tabs closing in safari without warning when closing a window...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jumbb, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. jumbb macrumors regular

    May 1, 2010
    Hi! This started happening about two weeks ago, but every time there's a window in safari with many tabs and I click the close button it doesn't ask me if I'm sure i want to close it, like it did before...any clues why?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have you checked Safari > Preferences > Tabs > Confirm before closing multiple tabs or windows?
  3. skvinson macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I just downloaded Lion. Prior to that, I had a warning appear when I attempted to close multiple tabs. Now I don't, AND there is nothing on the Preferences >> Tabs box to enable it. Any help??
  4. AlbertoQL macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Yeah same issue here, I actually like the warning. :mad:
  5. CK1Czar macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2010
    I believe it doesn't do it in Lion because of Resume. If you reopen Lion, all of your tabs should open back up
  6. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    Not if you closed the window before quitting Safari.
  7. lapis macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Exactly. It's extremely frustrating that they got rid of the warning option. Does no one at Apple close windows? Exiting out of Safari is the only way "resume" works -- it's still very, very easy to accidentally close a window with multiple tabs... and then they are gone.
  8. lapis macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Found a solution

    From a helpful review on IDG:


  9. cloud.rider macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    I work in SalesForce all day, and there are times when I type a long email message in it, then want to switch to another application to copy something. I miss CMD+TAB and accidentally hit CMD+Q which is right next to it. Now Safari just quits without asking, and even though relaunching it will bring back all my tabs, all the message I have typed and not sent yet is now lost. I can see why Apple thinks that that warning is not necessary, but I do not understand why they have removed the option to turn the warning back completely. I did loose a lot of work several times ever since I am on Lion.
  10. macrlz9 macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    I'm desperately waiting for a Safari extension to come out to enable a prompt when closing multiple tabs or windows!
  11. breeze macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2006
    in leu of warning after closing tabs, do this:

    If you inadvertently close a browser window and it's tabs, you can easily recover it by choosing Reopen Last Closed Window from the History menu.
  12. 2stepbay macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2009
    Hawaii Island, Hawaii
    #12 the thread. Your suggestion has been said a number of times.
  13. donelson macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2005
    London, UK
    But you still have to restart, and any scrolling or video times etc are lost. Ugh.

    Need a Terminal command to set flags (which must be there) to get Warning back.
  14. rocknblogger macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    There's a great extension called Lazarus that saves anything you type in any field. So whether your browser crashes or you close it by mistake, it will recover whatever you typed but didn't submit yet.

    It's available for all browsers. It's saved me time and aggravation a number of times.
  15. donelson macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2005
    London, UK
    No good:
    1 it does not stop hassle of quit and time for many pages reload and restart
    2 it does not restore page scroll positions
    3 it does not restore e.g. JavaScript internal pages or overlays
    4 it does not restore video playback positin

    Etc etc

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