Group Policy for 'Ask before closing a window with multiple tabs'

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Does anyone know if it's possible to set 'Ask before closing a window with multiple tabs' via Group Policy or Group Policy Preferences? I can't see it in the policy documentation and haven't found a registry key to set either.



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best response confirmed by islands (New Contributor)

@islands Hi - I'm also not able to find a policy that controls the setting to "Ask before closing a window with multiple tabs"




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Hi Kelly,

Is there any update on this as we are needing this within our Edge deployment as IE is coming end of support.

Thanks, Tom.

@Tomr96 I don't see any specific updates about this feature request.  Have you also submit feedback for this as well?  ("..." menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback)


I do want to mention that even if this setting is not turned on, users can go to History > Recently closed > restore last session.  This will open up the tabs from the previous session if the browser is closed.






I will submit a feature request, but usually by Microsoft's method if it's a button that can be toggled/changed its normally linked to a group policy.

In our scenario we are talking about Kiosk Mode and wanting to say a prompt before they close and lose all their work - which wouldn't be recoverable under the History section.

Thanks, Tom.
Thanks for the further details. The team has recorded this feature request for consideration.

@Tomr96 Hi, I just found that the new policy is ready (require v104+, current stable version is 102.0.1245.44 and Dev version is 104.0.1287.1). More information here:

Get user confirmation before closing a browser window with multiple tabs






Edge 104 will be in Beta next week, and will release to Stable in August.