Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sometimes we open a page with evil script so that we can't click the cross icon to close.

Is there a trick to close it ?

share|improve this question
    
In a comment below, you mention a particular problem of closing a tab that's displaying an infinite loop of Javascript alert boxes. Although I didn't find a solution for Firefox 3.0 or Internet Explorer 7, I discovered both Google Chrome 4.0 and Opera 10.01 provide a check box on the alert box itself to help you escape. –  Bavi_H Mar 13 '10 at 1:13

3 Answers 3

You can press [ctrl] + [w] button at the same time to close the current tab.

Much like [mouse wheel] click on the tab

share|improve this answer
    
No,it won't work when there is always an alert box.. –  user11671 Mar 12 '10 at 15:19

If you visit pages with potential evil scripts you should use the extension NoScript to prevent them to run

To close a tab, similarly to middle click or Ctrl+W, you could use Ctrl+F4

share|improve this answer

You can try middle clicking the tab to close it. Middle click and clicking with the scroll wheel are the same on most mouses.

share|improve this answer
    
But only if you haven't overridden the default behaviour ;) –  ChrisF Mar 12 '10 at 12:23
    
@ChrisF - But why would you?!! That feature is awesome!!! :) –  MDMarra Mar 12 '10 at 12:27
    
in the past I've overridden the middle click at the OS level to perform a double click to see if it helped my (admittedly self diagnosed) RSI. Several reinstalls/rebuilds later and I haven't done that, partly because I now use the mouse left handed and have a better mouse. –  ChrisF Mar 12 '10 at 12:38
    
@ChrisF - Well that's a good reason. I wasn't thinking at the OS level, I was thinking about modding the mid-click behavior for FF only. –  MDMarra Mar 12 '10 at 16:00

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.