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    Default Close tab if nothing to go back to? Anything like that?

    Hello everyone! First post here :-)

    Like most of you, I have used Firefox for quite a while and while I like it, I would like to move on to Google Chrome. The problem is that there's one fairly small plugin for Firefox that I just can't live without.

    It's a plugin called "Back to Close" which is an updated version of an old plugin called "Back IS Close". Basically, it replaces the back button with a close tab button if there is nothing to go back to. For example, say I click on a link and it opens in a new tab. When I'm done reading that back, I just click the back button on my mouse and it will close the tab, since that tab has no history. When a tab has a history to it, it acts as a regular back button.

    Recently, I've been able to duplicate this functionality using Firefox's "keyconfig" plugin, mapping the key combo "⌘[" to the code "gBrowser.removeCurrentTab();" but that doesn't seem to work in the keyconfig plugin for Chrome.

    So any other ideas?!

    Thanks in advance :-)
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    gDay!
    Im not sure if that functionality could be replicated in chrome, but if a key combination would work for you (I have no idea what "⌘[" is ;P) then maybe this would suit your needs....
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions...pfkffcejoljijf
    ....also Ctrl+w will close a tab/popwindow

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAEz View Post
    gDay!
    Im not sure if that functionality could be replicated in chrome, but if a key combination would work for you (I have no idea what "⌘[" is ;P) then maybe this would suit your needs....
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions...pfkffcejoljijf
    ....also Ctrl+w will close a tab/popwindow
    Yeah, I figured it's pretty easy to add to a key combination. Thanks for your links. Also, the "⌘[" key combo is Mac's common keystroke for "back page".

    Oh well, guess I'll never see this extension come to fruition :-) Thanks for your reply!

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