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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 12-Oct-15 07:39:27
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Protect open program window from accidental closure?


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I have taken to using Outlook and keep the tab 'live' for every computing session. The problem is avoiding accidentally closing it. Is there any way of protecting a tab so that it isn't easily closed? I know you're going to tell me to be more careful when closing tabs and I agree that that's the only real answer, but I'm sure that other users want to keep their email tab live for long periods and must have had this problem.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-Oct-15 07:50:38
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Re: Protect open program window from accidental closure?


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Do you mean MS Office Outlook - the client email application? Or do you mean a browser window to your email at Outlook.com?

Your reference to a tab suggests the latter but I thought it worth checking.

The former could be done with a bit of VBA, the latter I don't know.

Edit: If you're referring to a browser tab then which browser?

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Edited by cheshire_man (Mon 12-Oct-15 08:00:25)

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-Oct-15 09:02:01
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Re: Protect open program window from accidental closure?


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G**gle > Tabloc

G**gle > Tab managers

Don't use any myself just now.


Edit > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/...

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Edited by Apprentice (Mon 12-Oct-15 09:07:09)


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Standard User SteelArt
(learned) Mon 12-Oct-15 09:11:10
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Re: Protect open program window from accidental closure?


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If you're using ie and accidentally closing the desired tab by closing another, check your settings under internet options>settings>tabs.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 12-Oct-15 09:45:01
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In a similar situation recently I dragged the email tab down from the tab bar, which turns it into the first tab of its own window. As I don't usually use IE11 in full width I then had one IE11 window at the left edge of the screen and the other further to the right, largely overlapping, with a space to the right for a single column of my most-used icons.

I have the taskbar properties >> button options set to Combine when full. If you have it on Always combine you select either by clicking a visible part of the required window, or by hovering over the button. When the second window was email I found I sometimes messed up, in a very minor way, by clicking on a visible part.

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