Enable Do You Want To Close All Tabs Prompt in Edge

By default, Microsoft Edge shows a prompt "Do You Want To Close All Tabs?" when you close the browser with multiple tabs open. There is an option to "Always close all tabs". Once you enable it, the prompt won't appear any more. You won't see any confirmation and can accidentally close a number of important tabs you are currently working with. Here is how to re-enable the prompt.

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Here is how the prompt looks:

Do You Want To Close All Tabs Prompt In Edge

The checkbox "Always close all tabs" disables the prompt.

Always Close All Tabs

Unfortunately, Microsoft provides no option to restore the default behavior. Once you enable the "Always close all tabs" option, it is not possible to disable it using the user interface of the browser. Instead, you need to apply a Registry tweak.

To Enable Do You Want To Close All Tabs Prompt In Edge, do the following.

  1. Close the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Open Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

    Edge Setting Registry Key
    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.

  4. In the right pane, create a new 32-bit DWORD value AskToCloseAllTabs and set its value data to 1.
    If you already have this DWORD value, then just set its value data to 1.Enable Do You Want To Close All Tabs Prompt In Edge
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows 10, you still need to use a 32-bit DWORD as the value type.

The confirmation prompt will be restored.

You can use Winaero Tweaker to enable or disable the confirmation prompt. The appropriate option is located under "Windows Apps" as shown below.

Tweaker Edge Close Tabs Prompt

You can download Winaero Tweaker here:

Download Winaero Tweaker

To save your time, you can download the following ready-to-use Registry files. One of the files enables the confirmation prompt, the other one disables it.

Download Registry Files

Edge has been slowly gaining features ever since it debuted in Windows 10 RTM Build 10240. It's a Universal app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine and a simplified user interface. Microsoft released Edge as the successor to Internet Explorer to provide a smoother experience and modern web standards support. While it started as a barebones app, it already got a lot of useful features like extensions, EPUB support, Set Tabs Aside (Tab Groups), Tab Previews, and a dark theme.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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