Your comments

Jon, your comments above (as to why this is declined) are not necessarily so. Consider this:

* I have too many files opened for tabs to be at their optimum width (i.e. titles are truncated).

* Currently: When I close one tab, all tabs rebalance.

* Instead, if you adopt the behaviour whereby the tabs to the left remain static and the tabs to the right fall under my cursor, I can close multiple tabs quickly & easily (as though someone walked in on me editing some cheeky files).

* The close button doesn't need to move under the cursor because I can middle-click it.

Does this motivate the feature?

Thanks, Jon. Would it be possible to have this on the tab itself? This is the idiom which many of us are familiar with.