I can get to the area that shows all the pages, tiled, and I've got to assume you guys saying "press the X in the upper right" are referencing the "-" symbol. As per my original post, doing so causes a crash/the message "unfortunately internet has stopped" when it most certainly has not. After the message, the browsed resets, reopening all flippin 21 pages @ this point, heh. As for the close all option, it's grayed out. I literally JUST got this phone, (my first venture into "smart" phones), as well as just got everything else on it set to my liking. My only options seriously a full reset, for a bugged browser?!? (which I'm guessing will wipe all my settings and/or data) I loathe Apple, but maybe I made a mistake here.
Oh, I've not tried any other browsers yet. (shouldn't even be posting this.. near my data limit with no wifi access till Monday. btw, I appreciate all the replies, even if I am acting pissy , heh)