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Close last tab with middle-click 0.1.1.1-signed No Restart
THIS ADD-ON IS NOW UNNECESSARY FOR FIREFOX 31 AND UP!
Tired of middle-clicking on the last tab in Thunderbird, only to have nothing happen? This add-on embraces the industry-standard middle-click behavior of IE, Chrome, and Firefox (3.6- and 31+).
About this Add-on
Tired of middle-clicking on the last tab in Thunderbird, only to have nothing happen?
This simple add-on embraces the industry-standard middle-click behavior adopted by Internet Explorer, Chrome, and even Firefox (versions 31 and up). Middle-click on that last tab to close either the tab or the window--it's up to you!
Your last Thunderbird tab will cower in fear, nevermore immune from the wrath of your middle-click!
2014-07-23: Mozilla has finally seen the light and re-enabled middle-click to close the last tab in Firefox! Probably not because of the massive install base of this add-on (454 as of this writing), but because the resolution to bug 997681 (Bugzilla; see also 865826) has resulted in the re-introduction of the close button on the last tab. That, in turn, is probably due to "peer pressure" from Chrome (and maybe IE)! It's still not enabled for Thunderbird, though, so it looks like version 0.1.0 last month was just in time.
As of 0.1.0: requires Firefox 21 or higher.
As of 0.0.5: requires Firefox 13 or higher.
As of 0.0.2:
The checkbox preference is not guaranteed to work in anything older than Firefox 12 (because the Add-on SDK is so new??). Core functionality, however, seems to work in Firefox 8 [Firefox 7 support dropped as of 0.0.4.1] and up - you'll just have to adjust the about:config preference by hand.
This extension merely restores the default behavior of Firefox 3.6 regarding tab-middle-click.
Firefox 4-7 get no love...