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Probably widely known to be baked. But
Many a time and oft, I've closed one of
many browser windows, only to realize a
millisecond too late that I hadn't meant
close it. Of course, the History can be
used, but that doesn't always do
everything. For example, it won't
to the same place in a big list (whereas
the "back" button on my browser will, if I
navigate away from a screen and then
Why isn't there a simple "unclose" feature
that will re-open the recently-closed
window in all its glory? Or is there?
Please don't tell me it's the item called
"Unclose" in all common browsers...
If you're worried about people
a window you thought you'd got rid off,
just ensure that the feature doesn't work
after you've quit the browser, or give it a
[EDIT - actually, a similar feature would
be helpful on almost any application,
though I realize it can't work if you've
modified the file without saving it.]
Hand Gesture Interface Project
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||my browser does this: "K-Meleon"
||Damn. See, I knew that if I posted this, it
would turn out that I'm the only person in
the galaxy who doesn't know it already
||OK, OK. How about some sort of plug-in
device for a computer, which you can hold
in your hand and move around, and which
would - somehow!- cause a pointer on
the screen to move in an analogous way....
||Baked in opera - little trash can at the right of the tabs bar. (I assume you mean web browser). Very good feature. It even works offline.
||However Google Chrome lets you close all tabs if you press the top right cross, with nary a comment. Yes, I've done it several times when I just wanted to close 1 tab. OK, it's Beta...
||[Maxwell], I just want to reassure you that I would have LOVED this product. I'd like to be able to mark a particular window (or tab) as "Uncloseable" so that it won't close unless I specifically affirm that I want to close it.
||Firefox can do this. As Ian said, "Recently closed tabs". As for marking a tab to require confirmation that you want it to close, i bet it could be done with an extension.
||I would have loved this. This past summer i accidentally closed a tab in FF that contained information it took me three days to find!
||Blimey - bit of an unexpected bunfest
here. I was planning to delete this on the
grounds of "Widely known to exist by
everyone except MaxwellBuchanan."
||Ah, this is such a neat idea. As it happens, my mouse is very sensitive and I often click away browser windows accidentally.
||I don't want to change the reaction speed of my mouse, because I like a fast tempo. But the consequence is the unwanted disappearance of browser windows.
||A right-button 'unclose' option would be great. Bunfest continues.
||Not to be outdone, FFox's implementation freezes before it even loads completely.
||//OK, OK. How about some sort of plug-in device for a computer, which you can hold in your hand and move around, and which would - somehow!- cause a pointer on the screen to move in an analogous way....//
You mean an Air Mouse?
||<also later> yeah, K-Meleon only does Tabs not entire Windows. It's faster than FFox but has some weird quirks/dontworks.
||FFox - "Undo close tab" :-)