"Close Other Tabs" "bug"

[from:  http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=69338]


Ugh!!!, fricken, it just happened to me *again* writing this damn
post!!! ARGH!!!!

ok, now i'm rewriting this post for the exact reason i'm posting.

the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
i intended to select "Close Tab". i would like a confirmation dialog
to appear just as it does when i attempt to close a browser window
with multiple tabs.

i've searched many posts on the forums and have yet to find a thread
that specifically addresses this "bug".

i have found that this issue has been discussed amongst developers in
the threads attached to bugs 103354
[http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103354#c0] and 191578
[http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=191578#c0].

i'm posting this because i'd like a more general population of mozilla
users to specifically dialog about this issue.

also, please vote in the "Close Other Tabs" "bug" poll at
http://polls.digitalrelief.org/closeothertabs_pollhost.html

ciao,


david
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David
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David M. Besonen wrote:

> the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
> firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
> i intended to select "Close Tab". 

Does "Back" not do the right thing in this context? It does when you 
load a new group of tabs from a bookmark...

Gerv
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Gervase
4/15/2004 5:11:48 PM
On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 18:11:48 +0100, Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
wrote:

>David M. Besonen wrote:
>
>> the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
>> firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
>> i intended to select "Close Tab". 
>
>Does "Back" not do the right thing in this context? It does when you 
>load a new group of tabs from a bookmark...

nope, for both firefox and mozilla
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David
4/15/2004 7:46:14 PM
"David M. Besonen" <davidb@panix.com> wrote in 
netscape.public.mozilla.browser:
>the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
>firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
>i intended to select "Close Tab". i would like a confirmation dialog
>to appear just as it does when i attempt to close a browser window
>with multiple tabs.

And I would not: If I say "Close other tabs" I would like to close 
other tabs.

The obvious solution is to have a user-settable preference in 
pref.js. It's _so_ obvious that I doubt it will even happen. -)

>i've searched many posts on the forums and have yet to find a thread
>that specifically addresses this "bug".

I remember seeing more than one. I made the same comment last time 
this came up.

-- 
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
                                   http://OakRoadSystems.com
"An expense does not have to be required to be considered 
necessary." -- IRS Form 1040 line 23 instructions
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Stan
4/16/2004 3:25:21 AM
David M. Besonen wrote:

> [from:  http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=69338]
> 
> 
> Ugh!!!, fricken, it just happened to me *again* writing this damn
> post!!! ARGH!!!!
> 
> ok, now i'm rewriting this post for the exact reason i'm posting.
> 
> the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
> firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
> i intended to select "Close Tab". i would like a confirmation dialog
> to appear just as it does when i attempt to close a browser window
> with multiple tabs.
> david

I fixed my 1.6 some while ago, popping up a confirmation dialog if you 
click 'close other tabs'. Of course there is a "don't prompt me again" 
checkbox for those that don't want to see a confirmation. The dialog 
works just the same way as the one when you go to close the browser when 
multiple tabs are open.

I was about to submit it as a fix (may have made it into 1.7a) but 
someone else submitted something similar (but possibly more 
complicated), and all it appeared to do was trigger a highly emotive debate.
Give me a couple of days (the w/e) and I'll submit it... and 
instructions on how to patch your own installation (assuming you won't 
wait for 1.8 ;-) )

More soon...
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ISO
4/16/2004 10:53:18 AM
David M. Besonen wrote:

> [from:  http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=69338]
> 
> 
> Ugh!!!, fricken, it just happened to me *again* writing this damn
> post!!! ARGH!!!!
> 
> ok, now i'm rewriting this post for the exact reason i'm posting.
> 
> the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
> firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
> i intended to select "Close Tab". i would like a confirmation dialog
> to appear just as it does when i attempt to close a browser window
> with multiple tabs.
> 
> i've searched many posts on the forums and have yet to find a thread
> that specifically addresses this "bug".
> 
> i have found that this issue has been discussed amongst developers in
> the threads attached to bugs 103354
> [http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103354#c0] and 191578
> [http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=191578#c0].
> 
> i'm posting this because i'd like a more general population of mozilla
> users to specifically dialog about this issue.
> 
> also, please vote in the "Close Other Tabs" "bug" poll at
> http://polls.digitalrelief.org/closeothertabs_pollhost.html
> 
> ciao,
> 
> 
> david

The latest version of Firefox does this.  I highly recommend it for 
fumble fingered types who can't point and click.
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Ron
4/16/2004 10:53:54 AM
Stan Brown wrote:

> "David M. Besonen" <davidb@panix.com> wrote in 
> netscape.public.mozilla.browser:
> 
>>the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
>>firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
>>i intended to select "Close Tab". i would like a confirmation dialog
>>to appear just as it does when i attempt to close a browser window
>>with multiple tabs.
> 
> 
> And I would not: If I say "Close other tabs" I would like to close 
> other tabs.
> 
> The obvious solution is to have a user-settable preference in 
> pref.js. It's _so_ obvious that I doubt it will even happen. -)
> 
> 
>>i've searched many posts on the forums and have yet to find a thread
>>that specifically addresses this "bug".
> 
> 
> I remember seeing more than one. I made the same comment last time 
> this came up.
> 

Some people would NEVER be happy.  IF there were a 'are you sure' 
dialog, they would want a 'are you really sure' and an 'are you really, 
really, really, sure' dialog.  At some point, the software just HAS to 
let the user take responsibility for his own actions, correct or incorrect.
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Ron
4/16/2004 10:56:02 AM
"Ron Hunter" <rphunter@charter.net> wrote in 
netscape.public.mozilla.browser:
>Some people would NEVER be happy.  IF there were a 'are you sure' 
>dialog, they would want a 'are you really sure' and an 'are you really, 
>really, really, sure' dialog.  At some point, the software just HAS to 
>let the user take responsibility for his own actions, correct or incorrect.

Hear, hear! I tend to be bad at hand-eye co-ordination, and catch 
the wrong spot with my mouse about one time in five. Still I lose 
less time than if I had stupid confirmation dialogs for everything.

I like the idea you mentioned earlier, of a confirmation dialog with 
a check box for "Don't ask me again". That seems like good usability 
engineering. I wouldn't mind a one-time dialog.

-- 
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
                                   http://OakRoadSystems.com
"An expense does not have to be required to be considered 
necessary." -- IRS Form 1040 line 23 instructions
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Stan
4/16/2004 2:28:35 PM
>> "David M. Besonen" <davidb@panix.com> wrote in 
>> netscape.public.mozilla.browser:

>>> the singular most frustrating and repeated experience i have with
>>> firefox/mozilla is accidentally selecting the "Close Other Tabs" when
>>> i intended to select "Close Tab". i would like a confirmation dialog
>>> to appear just as it does when i attempt to close a browser window
>>> with multiple tabs.

You can increase the size of the font in the drop down 
menus.  That will decrease your chances of choosing the 
wrong one.

JM

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JM
6/8/2004 7:33:45 PM
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