james wrote on Sat, 4 Apr 2009 07:14:38 -0700:
>> You just need to teach yourself to click the X on the tab, and not
>> the X on the IE window
> Now when I want to close the browser, I have to check to see how many
> tabs are present. If there is one tab, then I click the X on top right
> corner. If there are more than one tabs, then I have to click the X on
> the tab.
> It would be less work if the computer does this check so that when I
> click the X on top right corner, *it* checks to see how many tabs are
> The idea of having computers is to offload human work to the computer.
The idea is to have a consistent user interface. The X at the top right of
any window is there to close that window (which in most cases is to close
the entire application). If you have multiple spreadsheets open in Excel and
you click that X it does the same as IE - it closes all instances of Excel.
Same with non-MS apps too, at least all the ones I use. Why should IE be
different? And so far you appear to be the only person who's posted saying
it should work this way in this newsgroup - personally I'd find it very odd
if I wanted to close the browser and instead had to keep clicking the red X
because IE only closed the current tab.
Maybe you should look at disabling tabs, that way every page you view is in
it's own IE instance and so clicking the red X will close that instance
only, leaving the other IE instances running.