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    Is There a Keyboard Shortcut to Close a PDF Tab?

    In Firefox, I can close the tab I'm in with Ctrl-W. This doesn't work if the view is of a PDF, so I must go up and click on the X in the tab.

    Is there a Ctrl-W on steroids that will close a PDF?

    Thanks.

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    The closest I could find is: ALT+TAB, then arrow key to close. Not a single keyboard command though. (Foxit Reader)
    I would be interested in finding one too.

    Wait, Try ALT+F4, works in Foxit Reader.

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    CLiNT -

    ALT+TAB cycles through open programs but when I get back to the document, the focus is still in the PDF, at least in FireFox.

    ALT+F4 closes the entire browser.

    The problem something like not being able to close a web page with CTRL+W while the focus is in an embedded video.

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    Open another instance of the browser window, and when you need to close the PDF, only that one instance will close.(works in IE9)

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