We all know that when we directly close Microsoft Edge window containing two or more tabs, then it asks if we want to close all the tabs. At that time, we have ‘Always close all tabs‘ option in that pop-up or prompt. If we select that option and close tabs, then that pop-up doesn’t come from the next time. But what if you want that pop-up again, which can prevent closing the current session when close button is clicked accidentally? Worry not as you can easily bring that “Do you want to close all tabs” pop-up again in Microsoft Edge.
You can also hide or disable that prompt or pop-up for some time or permanently. So you will always have the choice.
There is no direct option under Microsoft Edge settings to enable/disable that pop-up. Still, we can do this via Registry Editor. You need to add a simple tweak in Registry Editor and then you can set if you want to see the prompt that appears when closing Microsoft Edge browser with multiple tabs opened.
Steps To Enable or Disable “Do you want to close all tabs?” In Microsoft Edge:
1). Launch the Registry Editor. You don’t have to create any Registry key, DWORD value, or String value.
2). Now in Registry, you need to dig in to find Main key. You need to cover a long path to access that key. So for your convenience, I’m dividing the whole path. Let’s first cover the half way i.e. find the Software key which is present in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
3). Now cover the rest of the path. Under Software key, find Main key. It is located at:
4). Well done! You have accessed Main key. Now this key contains a few DWORD and String values. We don’t have to tweak all those values. Just access and double-click on AskToCloseAllTabs DWORD value. This is the value that can show or hide that close all tabs confirmation pop-up in Microsoft Edge. When you have double-clicked that value, you will be able to set its Value data field. The default value in that field is set to ‘1’. That means, you will see confirmation pop-up when closing the Edge browser. You can change this value with ‘0’ and save this tweak.
Now whenever you will click Close button of Microsoft Edge browser, it will be closed immediately. No confirmation prompt will open.
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Whenever you think you need that Do you want to close all tabs pop-up again in Microsoft Edge, you can add ‘0’ in the value data field of AskToCloseAllTabs DWORD value.
So now you guys know how you can set if you have to see that confirmation pop-up while closing Microsoft Edge browser, you can give it a try and help others also. This is the same feature that we have in Firefox and other modern browsers. And like other browsers, we can also enable disable the prompt that you are going to close all tabs in Microsoft Edge.