Restore Microsoft Edge “Close All Tabs” Prompt After Disabling it Accidentally

Microsoft Edge shows the confirmation dialog below when you close the app with multiple tabs currently open. If you have dismissed the dialog after accidentally enabling the “Always close all tabs” option and clicking “Close all”, Edge will no longer show you the prompt from the next time, and the setting is saved to the registry.

Edge "Close All Tabs" Confirmation
Microsoft Edge “Close All Tabs” Confirmation Prompt

Note: Information in this article does not apply to the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium). It’s applicable to the old Microsoft Edge browser only.

Restore Microsoft Edge “Close All Tabs” Prompt

There is no built-in setting to revert to the default setting. To get back the multiple tabs closure warning when exiting Edge, you’ll need to edit the registry and restore the original setting manually. Use these steps:

1. Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)

2. Go to the following branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

3. Double-click the DWORD value named AskToCloseAllTabs

4. Set the value data for AskToCloseAllTabs to 1

5. Exit the Registry Editor.

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

2 thoughts on “Restore Microsoft Edge “Close All Tabs” Prompt After Disabling it Accidentally”

  1. I reached the correct spot in the registry, but the ‘AskToCloseAllTabs’ wasn’t there. I just installed the new version of Edge, maybe this has been removed.


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