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Cannot Close tabs on Firefox

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  1. TypeSK

    TypeSK Thread Starter

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    Firefox 3.6.2 on WinXP

    I cannot close some tabs on Firefox. i had to close firefox and reopen to "close it"

    i could not middle mouse click it close, CTL+W close, or right click the tab to close (option was greyed out). there was no X on the tab to close either.

    i have attached a screenshot.

    what i did notice was a shield with exclamation icon over the icon on the tabs that i could not close.

    any ideas? unfortunately, I have not been able to reproduce it though ever since restarting the browser. but i did take a screenshot
     

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  2. LauraMJ

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    You somehow inadvertently set those tabs to be "locked" or "protected" so that they cannot be accidentally closed.

    If you right-click on a tab, you should see an option to "lock" or "protect" the tab. If you lock it, I believe you can right-click again and unlock it. I'm not sure, because I never have used that option.
     
  3. TypeSK

    TypeSK Thread Starter

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    ya, looks like that was it. never seen that before. i wonder what the keybind to do that?

    thanks
     
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