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Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab uptergroveGreg 1/25/10 5:15 AM
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Operating System: Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
 
I would like a keyboard shortcut that will close a single TAB ... ideally, ⌘-W, the one that is documented in the keyboard shortcuts help file
(http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95743) ... or is that list outdated ?

Seems to me in my current version of Mac Chrome, that ⌘-W closes the entire window of tabs that are currently open.   I can see a need for that level of "closure" - something between my desired - Close Tab shortcut and the full blown - Close Chrome completely.   However, since I multi-tab very often (all the time), I am constantly opening up new tabs, and closing them, and a keyboard short cut that will close them quickly would be a great thing to have at my disposal.

Thanks folks !
 - Greg
:-)
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab caver_tim 1/25/10 5:48 AM
according to http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95743
W closes the current tab and Q closes the current window.

Are you saying that W closes the window? do you have more than one tab open?

Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab stoobe 1/25/10 4:15 PM
The same thing just happened to me.  For the last several months ⌘-W would close just the current tab.  Starting today it closes all tabs in the current window.

Kind of a weird update as it breaks the convention used by both Firefox and Safari.  

I keep accidently closing all tabs since ⌘-W is my instictive shortcut of choice and its annoying as heck! At least i can ⌘-shift-T them back... until that shortcut changes too.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab caver_tim 1/26/10 1:58 AM
it sounds like a mistake in the latest build.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab stoobe 1/26/10 9:34 AM
Thanks for the reply, everything looks fixed now (actually was fixed sometime last night).  That was pretty quick turn around! Have a nice day
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab lsiegert 1/30/10 2:09 PM
I'm having this problem using 5.0.307.1 dev :(
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab anton.korobeynikov 2/2/10 6:40 PM
I filled http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=34384 for this. Definitely a bug.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab gibblefish2 2/3/10 3:29 PM
yeah, plz fix, oh google overlords
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab Albionx 2/10/10 10:24 AM
I'm having the same issue :/ My build is 5.0.307.5 dev on Mac
Thanks!
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab macogle 2/14/10 3:43 PM
Same issue with 5.0.307.7

I thought I was hitting the wrong key combo, but I looked under file>close window and it lists cmd+w and no shortcut for close tab...
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab gaijin5 2/14/10 5:31 PM
Level 1
7:29 PM
Edit  I'm getting tired of this.  One day cmd-w closes a tab, the next day it doesn't.  Then it does again, then it doesn't.  Yesterday cmd-w closed a tab.  Today, cmd-w closes the whole window!

I'm about ready to abandon Chrome.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab macogle 2/14/10 9:07 PM
downloading and reinstalling a fresh copy (same build) seems to have remedied the issue. I have no idea what's up, but I'm no longer concerned with the issue.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab DarkR34per 2/18/10 8:49 PM
I'm having the same issue. Call me a snob, but it really, REALLY decreases the appeal to Chrome if I can't easily utilize one of my most common operations... I just installed Chrome on my Mac and love how much faster than Firefox it is, but seriously, this is annoying.

*Lol. As I was typing this, I opened up "About Chrome" to check my current version, and thought I'd try out Cmd-W on that little window. Not only did it close the About window, but it also closed my main browsing window.*
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab danlewis 2/21/10 10:14 AM
Agreed, I'm off Chrome until this shortcut gets fixed. The browser is just unusable till then... sigh.

Even better, why not take the next logical step and let the user customize by mapping menu items to keystrokes?
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab io41 2/23/10 7:36 AM
Any news on a fix for this yet?
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab yelppuppy 2/24/10 12:10 PM
Yes the same thing happened to me about 2 days ago! You can see the screenshot of the menu if you don't believe us.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/schsieh/Screenshot2010-02-24at115747AM.png
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab yelppuppy 2/24/10 12:17 PM
BTW, my build is 5.0.307.9 beta, Mac OS 10.6.2
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab av.s 2/24/10 4:23 PM
All of the sudden, this is happening to me too.  Not fun.  :(

My file menu looks just like the photobucket link posted by yelppuppy even with multiple tabs open.

5.0335.0
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab DarkR34per 2/24/10 10:10 PM
Thank you Google! Chrome is finally allowing me to use Cmd-W to close tabs. This is the first time it happened to me, so I'm hoping that they permanently fixed it with an update that I didn't realize I installed. Maybe not though.

Is it working for anybody else now?

My build is 5.0.307.9 beta.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab jimgreer2 3/4/10 3:41 PM
I've got 5.0.307.11 and it's closing the full window with all tabs. This is driving me batshit crazy. May have to switch back to Safari.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab razzadoop 3/8/10 6:35 AM
I had the same version as jimgreer2 and same problem as the rest of you.  Re-downloading/installing the exact same version of Chrome seems to have fixed the problem.  Weird, but my beloved Close Tab shortcut is back.  Hope this works for the rest of you.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab jimgreer2 3/8/10 6:41 AM
Yup razzadoop, reinstalling the same version fixed it for me, too. Weird.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab danlewis 3/9/10 11:23 PM
I encountered this about two weeks ago, so as a follow up...

My 5.0.307.11 beta has Cmd-W to close tab and Cmd-Shift-W to close window. If only one tab is open, it goes to Cmd-W to close window.

This is the right behavior. Thanks for fixing it.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab ddawson100 3/12/10 7:56 PM
Urgh. So annoying. I *think* I used to be able to use CMD-W to close a tab but today I noticed for the first time that it closes a window. Version 5.0.307.11 on Leopard.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab ddawson100 3/14/10 9:22 PM
Weird. I restarted Chrome and am back to CMD-W closing just the tab. I confirmed by checking the version that no update has happened. I'm still at 5.0.307.11 on the same computer.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab codazzo 3/16/10 4:10 AM
I keep pressing cmd+W believing it will only close the current tab. it's always been like that since browsers have had tabs on the mac. Please restore the original behavior. Thanks.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab Shawn (Googler) 3/26/10 2:03 PM
Thanks guys for bringing this up with the community and thanks anton for filing that bug. We're currently still investigating but good news is that we have a repro case which helps us get closer to figuring out what's going on. No solution yet but we're looking into it.

Best,
Shawn
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab mattehww 3/28/10 11:36 PM
I have the same problem still right now, but also when this happens, i can't quit chrome. i hit command q and the menu flashes but doesnt close. clicking "chrome" then quit doesn't work either.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab JohnLockwood 3/31/10 10:51 AM
After I ran into this problem, I quit Chrome and removed some files from ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default:
Current Session
Current Tabs
Last Session
Last Tabs

When I started Chrome again, and opened a second tab, CMD-W, once again, activates File>Close Tab.
If a window has just one tab in it, CMD-W reverts to  File>Close Window.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab vmc 4/9/10 10:21 AM
Most annoying feature ever! Especially when you have a routine of opening many tabs to review and as you command W to shu the first one down, they all go. Annoying is an understatement.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab jasewatson71 4/13/10 12:35 AM
Hi,
I've found a quicker fix. Just Force-Quit Chrome and start again and all good. Looking forward to this bug being fixed in a later release - I wonder what caused it?

Jase.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab johnclaus 4/13/10 1:57 PM
I'm experiencing the same issue with 5.0.342.9 beta.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab JohnLockwood 4/13/10 2:14 PM
After this happened again, I successfully repaired it by  just deleting the file:
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Current Tabs
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab josh909 4/21/10 6:54 AM
I too am experiencing the same issue with 5.0.342.9 beta. I've tried doing both a force quit, and deleting the Current Tabs file - no luck with either.

I really hope this gets sorted quickly.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab Jolit 4/23/10 10:26 PM
That used to happen on previous dev builds, sometimes randomly, but I haven't noticed any issues with the ctrl-w shortcut with the latest update 5.0.375.17 dev on Mac 10.6.3. 

I hope it's getting more stable, at least where W/Q shortcuts are concerned.
Re: Suggested keyboard shortcut - Close Tab MikeandIke93 4/25/10 8:45 PM
force quitting google chrome sovled the problem for me!!!
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