Rights To Close is a browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox that allows you to double right-click on any open tab to close it in the browser.
If you are like me, you sometimes open lots of websites in tabs at once only to close them down one after the other after a short inspection of the website's content.
The Firefox web browser offers two different options to close tabs. The first is by clicking with the mouse on the close icon which is either available next to each tab or at the end of the tabbar. The second option is the keyboard shortcut CTRL-W which will also close the current tab in the browser.
Rights To Close is a Firefox add-on that brings another option to the table. It basically maps the option to close a tab in Firefox to a double right-click.
This right-click can be anywhere on the website and tab that should be closed which is a very comfortable way of closing tabs in Firefox especially for users who do not like working with keyboard shortcuts, and for those who do not like to move the mouse all the way up to the tabbar to close a tab.
Since you need to perform a double right-click, there is little chance that you accidentally close a tab this way.
The only option the extension offers concerns what happens when the last open tab of a browser window is closed when you perform the double right-click. The add-on can either close down the browser completely or open a new blank tab for the user.
Rights To Close might interfere with other add-ons that map the right-click. It is for instance not compatible with the Multi Links add-on. The Firefox add-on is available for download at the official Mozilla Firefox website. It is compatible with all Firefox 2 and 3 versions.
Update: The add-on has been updated to work with Firefox 4 as well. I have tested it under the latest Firefox Stable build (Firefox 52 at the time of writing), and found the extension to be working just fine in this version as well. You therefore should not run into any compatibility issues with it.
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