(classic IE) "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" does not work when "Start with tabs from the last session" is also selected

By design Issue #1288104

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Jan 5, 2015
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Repro Steps:

  1. Open several tabs with whatever pages you want.
  2. Go to Internet Options > General and click the Tabs button, ensure “Warn me when closing multiple tabs” is ticked and click OK.
  3. In the General tab of Internet Options set Start Up to "Start with tabs from the last session", then click OK to close Internet Options.
  4. Click the red X button in the top right of the window to close IE, it will close immediately without the expected warning dialog.

Expected Results:

If “Warn me when closing multiple tabs” is ticked in Tabbed Browsing Settings, then the “Do you want to close all tabs or the current tab” dialog should ALWAYS be shown when an attempt is made to close IE. This is especially important for the titlebar button at the top right which can be accidentally clicked somewhat easily.

I can see no valid reason why the “Start with tabs from the last session” option should disable the “Warn me when closing multiple tabs” option, just because the last session tabs should be restored when you reopen, doesn’t mean it is acceptable to be able to close the entire browser accidentally. The restore of tabs is not guaranteed to put you back in exactly the same position you were before the browser closed.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Warren S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Warren S.” to “Joon C.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Title from “"Warn me when closing multiple tabs" does not work when "Start with tabs from the last session" is also selected” to “(classic IE) "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" does not work when "Start with tabs from the last session" is also selected”

      Changed Assigned To from “Joon C.” to “Mark Y.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Mark Y.” to “Adam B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Adam B.” to “George K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “George K.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “By design”

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