Web Browsers

Restore the confirmation while closing multiple tabs in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has a really nice feature enabled by default. Firefox warns you when you press the close button while you have multiple tabs open. The feature is really useful against accidental presses on the close button. It has saved me on several occasions while I have accidentally lost work in other browsers.

For those who do not need such a feature, Firefox gives a checkbox at the confirmation (Close X tabs?) dialog – “Confirm before closing multiple tabs?”. Although convenient, it is also prone to accidental presses that can lead to users mistakenly disabling the feature. Now, if you find it useful and have accidentally disabled it, then here’s how to get it back.

Open Firefox Settings: Click on the hamburger button ( and then click on Settings.

Open Firefox settings from the hamburger menu

Look for “Confirm before closing multiple tabs” under the Tabs heading in General settings. Tick the box in front of it to enable the prompt when you attempt to close Firefox with multiple tabs open.

Change the setting in Firefox general settings

That’s it! Your useful confirmation is back and will warn you when you try to close Firefox with multiple tabs open.

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