I recently downloaded the latest version of Firefox. I quickly discovered that one of my favourite features was gone: the ability to close a tab if it’s the only one open.
It’s turns out that the feature isn’t missing; it’s just no longer enabled by default. I figure this makes sense since a fresh install of Firefox doesn’t show the tab bar at all for a single tab.
Anyway, here’s how to do it, just so you don’t have to mess around with the options to figure it out (like I did):
- Open about:config.
- Set browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab to false.
And that’s all! Back to “normal” browsing.