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Back IS Close is the perfect complement to tabbed browsing: it closes the many tabs tabbed browsing opens. Back IS Close works most effectively when you map a mouse button (I use the right mouse button) to send "Alt-Left Arrow". Then one mouse button will either take you back to the previous page, or close the tab if no previous page exists, making for quick, convenient browsing.
See the full documentation, including the privacy notification, at author's homepage: http://www.diffenbach.org/back-is-close.html
If you have questions or issues, please read the author's homepage for the extension.
IF YOU FIND A BUG, please email me, as I don't regularly read the comments here; emailing gets a faster response, and I can work with you directly to debug any errors. Email me at back-is-close AT diffenbach.org
If you want to discuss the Back IS Close extension, do that in the Mozilla extension forum, in this thread:
Users of the IETab extension should see this documentation page: http://diffenbach.org/back-is-close/back.is.close.ietab.html
Why Back IS Close doesn't use the theme's stop icon or close icon: the stop icon means stop, not close, so it would be confusing. The close icon doesn't come in a large icon and small icon size, so it wouldn't look right for users who don't set "use small icons" on their toolbars.
Because of the way Firefox is designed, Back IS Close can't trap the special keyboard/mouse Back key. If you have an IntelliMouse or similar, configure it to send Alt-Left Arrow rather than Back to make Back IS Close work with the mouse.
- Corrected placement of toolbar button to match Australis.
- Changed context menu back-is-close to icon to match Australis change of back to icon.
- Removed back-is-close from Go/History Menu to match Australis.
- Fixed popup menu to match event object API changes.
- Fixed incompatibility with Status-4-Evar.