Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

In Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary channels, you can enable the Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to prevent accidentally closing multiple tabs, the browser can prompt if you want to close all tabs. If enabled, you will be able to turn on or off Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Microsoft Edge settings.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" Feature
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Three: Turn Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" from "Do you want to close all tabs?" prompt


EXAMPLE: "Do you want to close all tabs?" prompt for "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" in Microsoft Edge
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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" Feature


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-ask-before-closing-multiple-tabs into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.

4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.

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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" in Microsoft Edge Settings


This option is only available if you enabled Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Option One.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane, and turn On or Off (default) Ask before closing multiple tabs for what you want under Customize browser in the right pane. (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


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OPTION THREE

Turn Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" from "Do you want to close all tabs?" prompt


1 While you have more than one tab open in Microsoft Edge, close Microsoft Edge.

2 In the Do you want to close all tabs? prompt, check the Don't ask me again box, and click/tap on either Close all (turn off and close Microsoft Edge) or Cancel (turn off and leave Microsoft Edge open). (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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