Safari cmd-w tab behaviour

ora

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Hi folks

I am confused in Safari 4.0.4 (6531.21.10) on 10.6.2 as to the behaviour of cmd-w when i have tabs open. Sometimes it does as i want it to it shuts the tab, but often it wants to shut the whole window with multiple tabs in it. I can't seem to make any sense of when it does each behaviour. Any clues?
 

ora

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Still having this issue with Version 4.0.5 (6531.22.7) - still seems random when it closes a tab and when it closes a window. Any ideas?
 

ElDiabloConCaca

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Command-w should close the currently-selected tab. If it is the only tab on the window, then it closes the window.

Is this not what you're experiencing?
 

ora

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Nope, about half the time it closes the whole window (with multiple tabs in it) or at least offers to as i ended up setting it to check with me first.
 

8ighty6ix

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@Ora

I promise I will figure this out. I'm also really sad at the number of people experiencing (or at least commenting) about this is so low.

I, or shall I say, we, will get to the bottom of this.

I don't know why, and I don't know if there is a pattern, but I will figure this out.

Also, not sure about you, but this only happens about 4% of the time, I use CMD + W quite often. There has to be something, a common website, cursor location, In a text field, something!

Keep me posted, I'll do the same.
 

elander

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The problem is usually related to Flash. If you click inside a Flash animation or play a Flash video, especially full screen, and then hit cmd-w, Safari will ask if you want to close the current window.
 

8ighty6ix

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I knew it was going to be something like that. Thank you. That would explain why it is so random. I don't have the Prompt for when closing a window, so it is a very unexpected event when the whole window closes. Fortunately, I am just going to stick with the restore last window workaround.

Thanks again though.
 
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