Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated July 19, 2021)
Tabbed browsing is very helpful with reducing the number of windows you need on your screen as your surf the web. As you get more used to using tabbed browsing, you may find yourself having multiple tabs open on your system during any given web session. While this is helpful, it can be problematic if you close a browser window in Microsoft Edge Chromium with multiple tabs open; Edge will close the additional tabs of the window without you possibly wanting them all closed.
Edge has a feature that you can enable that will alert you when you attempt to close a window with multiple open tabs. To enable warnings before you close multiple tabs, follow these simple steps:
With this setting enabled, every time you try to close an Edge browser window with multiple tabs, Edge will alert you. It displays a simple popup box that asks, "Do you want to close all tabs?" with three options: " Cancel" or "Close All," and a "Don't Ask Again" checkbox. Choose "Cancel" if you want to look through the tabs and see if one needs to stay open. Selecting "Close all" causes Edge to immediately close all the open tabs associated with the window. The last option, the check box next to "Don't Ask Again," turns the feature off. If you click this option by accident, repeat the steps above to reactivate the alert.
This tip (13885) applies to Windows 10.
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