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Old 06-18-2015, 11:23 AM
Andomar Andomar is offline
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Closing multiple tabs

Hi,

When you have a lot of tabs open and are trying to close some, the X for closing the tab is only visible for the current tab. That means it can take a couple of clicks to close one tab. First, select the tab, then move the mouse to the new X position, then close it.

Is there an option to change this? Web browsers always show the X next to a tab. Chrome even goes to considerable lengths to place new X buttons below the mouse cursor.

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Andomar
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:31 AM
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Hi Andomar,

This would be a nice feature. I have created a request to add it.

We will post to this forum thread if we add the ability to display and use an "x" to close a tab when you hover over the tab.

If you would like to be notified directly, please complete and submit the form at the following location:
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:22 PM
Andomar Andomar is offline
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Hi Todd,

Thanks for your reply, I've filled in the form.

I find myself typing more and more browser commands into SecureCRT, like closing a tab with ctrl-W, and reopening the last closed tab with ctrl-shift-T.

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Old 06-19-2015, 10:15 AM
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Hi Andomar,

It is possible to map Ctrl+W to close a tab. Here are the instructions to map a key to perform a menu function:
  1. Press the Map a Key... button in the Terminal / Emulation / Mapped Keys category of the Session Options dialog.
  2. Press the key combination to map.
  3. Select Menu Function from the B menu.
  4. Select "MENU_TAB_CLOSE" from the Menu Function menu.
  5. Press OK.
Currently we don't offer the ability to reopen the last closed tab. We will post to this thread if we add this capability in a future SecureCRT release.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:15 AM
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Why not just Double-click the tab to close it? Much quicker all the way around.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:57 PM
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Hi Andomar,

Another suggestion would be to enable the option to display the "x" to close a tab on the right hand side of the program window rather than the tab.
To edit the Global.ini file:
  1. Close all instances of SecureCRT. If changes are made to the Global.ini file while SecureCRT is running, the changes made will be undone when SecureCRT is restarted.
  2. Modify line in the Global.ini file as outlined below.

    The Global.ini file is located in the configuration folder. You can find the path to the configuration folder in the General category of the Global Options dialog in SecureCRT 7.1 and older. In SecureCRT 7.2 and newer, the path will be in the General / Configuration Paths category of the Global Options dialog.
  3. Save the Global.ini file and start SecureCRT.
The option in the .ini file that will need to be modified is as follows:
From:
D:"Close Button On Tabs"=00000001
To:
D:"Close Button On Tabs"=00000000
This would allow you to use Ctrl+Tab to move between tabs, and then click on the "x" to close the tab.
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