How do I really and completely close a window/tab ???

We are using APEX 4.0.1, starting to work with SSO.
I have set up a main application (App A) to call another APEX application (App B) via a link (link-to-App-B) on the Navigation bar in App A (Target Type:URL, Target URL:" target="_blank"). My browser is set to open new windows in a new window, and not a new tab.
After I am done with App B I click on a 'Logout' link on the Navigation bar for App B, and it (Target Type:URL, Target URL: javascript:window.close();) closes the window as expected (or, closes the tab on the window if other tabs were opened). This is exactly the behavior that management wants for logging out.
However, if my, or any user, browser was set to open new windows in a new tab instead of a new window (or if a user were to right-click on the link and select 'Open Link in New Tab') and I clicked on the link-to-App-B link, App B would be opened in a new TAB in the window that App A is in. IF the 'Logout' link on the Navigation bar for App B is clicked on, THEN instead of closing the tab that App B resides in as I would like, the app just sits there.....laughing at me (figuratively speaking).
Is there any way I can set up a Navigation bar entry such that it will close the application in both scenarios - whether the app is in a new window or in a new tab????

Unless I am missing something...I right-clicked on the link, and opened a new tab at the page titled "Closing tab instances or single-tab windows not opened by javascript" and tried (clicked) each of the four buttons labeled 'Close this window...". However, not one of the four actions ended up closing the tab that the page was in.
I am testing under Firefox 3.6.10 on both Windows and Ubuntu Linux. We use Firefox a lot here. I saw a lot of postings that Firefox has issues with the developer trying to close a tab/window. Basically it was a design decision that was done for 'security' reasons. I am still not too certain why it was considered a security concern, since if I can not close a tab and then end a session, I am left with taking the user to a logout page with no links on it at all and trying to find a way to disable the Back button in Firefox to prevent someone from going back into an application that was logged out (some PCs are common and shared).
However, just to see if there was a difference, I opened the link you referenced in MS IE 8.0 (on Windows of course), and the 1st 3 buttons prompt me to ensure I wanted to close the tab, and the fourth just closed the tab.
Thank you for your thoughts, I'll keep looking...

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