Shortcut Q: Closing Firefox tabs with mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by citydreamer, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. citydreamer macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Recently made the switch to Mac from PC - after over 12 years of exclusively, intensively using PC. Already I'm loving my MBP, and I've been trying to pick up as many nifty shortcuts as I can.

    I couldn't figure out this one: Is there a way to close an individual Firefox tab by clicking it in conjuction with pressing a key? This way, I won't have to go straight to the "x" every single time when using the mouse. Cmd+W works, but only on immediate screen. I used to simply middle click to close a tab, but my new mouse's wheel button sucks!

    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there's a way of doing it. I've actually been looking for a way to a substitute for middle click on my trackpad, but to no avail :(
     
  3. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    ⌘ – middle click works (I have a Magic Mouse with Magic Prefs to give me a middle click)
     
  4. citydreamer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried checking out Firefox add-ons? I did a quick search and found this one:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5981/


    Hey mac2x,

    My middle button (wheel button) actually sucks... but I found some cool Firefox add-ons that helped alleviate the issue!

    Thanks
     
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  6. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help. This should make things a bit easier.
     
  7. citydreamer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I actually found a combination of a few add-ons to somewhat remedy my original situation. And with them, I actually found some other pretty cool features too!

    First, I added "Rights to Close," which lets me double-right-click on a tab to close it. Also, simply double-right-clicking on the tab bar or even on the actual page closes it! Pretty cool.

    I also had "Tab Utilities" which offered a ton of features, including setting actions to happen (like close tab, close other tabs, protect tabs, etc) with different mouse+key combinations (alt+click, ctrl+click, double click, etc). It solved my issues and offered me a lot more cool features, but it was too complicated and actually changed some stuff it shouldn't have... I didn't have time to configure it, so I just disabled it for now. I'll most likely revisit it in the feature.

    I also found "All-in-One Gestures," which is a kick ass program that lets you perform browsing functions by either right/left/middle clicking on the screen, holding it, and making a shape (like, an "L" shape closes a tab, and a horizontal line going form right to left performs "Back"). Not only functional but pretty damn cool.

    Anyway, no built-in functions in Mac or Firefox for my original issue, but I found a lot of cool remedies via Firefox add-ons.

    Hope that helps!
     

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