How to Turn Off "Close All Tabs" in IE

By Athena Hessong

The multiple tab function on Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (IE7 and IE8), allows the surfer to have several Web pages open at once without opening multiple, system-slowing, browser windows. Tabs were not available on Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) according to Microsoft. When closing the browser window, a dialog pops up if you have multiple tabs opened. This request to "Close all tabs" becomes a hindrance for some. Stop this pop up query from appearing when you close your Internet Explorer 7 or 8 browser if it is getting in your way.

Change Tabbed Browsing Settings

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer 7 or 8.

Step 2

Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Internet options."

Step 3

Click on the "General" tab and click "Settings" in the "Tabs" area.

Step 4

Uncheck the box next to "Warn me when closing multiple tabs."

Step 5

Click "OK," and restart Internet Explorer for your settings to take place.

Use "Close All Tabs" Dialog Box

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer, and press "Ctrl" and "T" at the same time to open a second tab.

Step 2

Click on the "X" in the upper left corner to close Internet Explorer.

Step 3

Click on "Show Options" when the box appears asking "Do you want to close all tabs?"

Step 4

Check the box next to "Do not show me this dialog again."

Step 5

Click on the "Close tabs" button to apply the changes.