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Is there a way to physically close a tab via Protractor or WebDriver?

I ask because while I know how to switch tabs programmatically, but it does not bring the active tab to the foreground. I can't always tell what is going on in my E2E tests that run on SauceLabs because when I view the screencasts it is showing the tab that I navigated away from, not the active one.

Am I going about this incorrectly?

it('should do something in the previous tab', function(done) {

    browser.getAllWindowHandles().then(function (handles) {

        browser.switchTo().window(handles[0]);

        // do something

        expect(something).toEqual(thisThing);

        done();

    });

});

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You will have to switch to the newly opened tab and close the current windows (here, the new tab). Switch back to the first window.

 browser.getAllWindowHandles().then(function (handles) {

    browser.driver.switchTo().window(handles[1]);

    browser.driver.close();

    browser.driver.switchTo().window(handles[0]);

});

Hope this helps!

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