Middle Click On Page Closes Tab

Middle Click On Page Closes Tab

Middle click on a page to close the current tab.

What is Middle Click On Page Closes Tab?
Middle Click On Page Closes Tab is a Firefox add-on that enables users to easily close the current tab by simply middle clicking on any page. It works by utilizing the middle mouse button or scroll wheel to trigger the tab closure. The add-on also provides the option to enable autoscrolling for a more seamless browsing experience.
Users: 130 ▲ 2
Rating: 4.85 (20)
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2017-03-26)
Creation date: 2017-03-09
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • notifications
Size: 25.31K
URLs: Website
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Middle click on a page to close the current tab. You can middle click by pressing the scroll wheel on your mouse.

Please note that this addon cannot be used alongside Double Click Closes Tab when Double Click Closes Tab is configured to close the current page with the middle mouse button, since that will close two tabs instead of one.

This addon does not work on these pages:

  • about: pages
  • priviledged websites such as addons.mozilla.org (caused by security restrictions)
  • Flash websites

This addon disables autoscrolling by default to make middle mouse click work for everyone. For more information on autoscrolling, see http://www.ghacks.net/2014/10/14/how-to-disable-middle-mouse-button-scrolling-in-chrome/

If you want autoscrolling enabled on every page, you can enable set "Enable autoscrolling" to "On every page" in the options. It works this way:

  • Short middle click to close a tab. The autoscrolling icon will be present as long as you don't left click or escape, but it won't do anything. Short is defined as <300ms. This timeout be changed.
  • Long middle click: start autoscrolling. Long is defined as >=300ms. This timeout be changed.
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User reviews
Since there is no close button until you clic on tab, this extension is perfect, just mouse over, middle clic and its gone!
by zipias, 2023-11-12
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Risk impact

Middle Click On Page Closes Tab is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Middle Click On Page Closes Tab if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Middle Click On Page Closes Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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