Since all these new features were introduced in firefox, they impair the performance of more and more All STRs in this bug are based on a model: open Options in 1st tab -> open many other tabs -> click Options button when some important tab is active => [result] there's no obvious way to return to the important tab [EXAMPLE. There's no need to perform these steps] 1. Open google image search, e.g. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=test 2. Right-click an image, click "Save Image As..." [when OS dialog appears, suddenly realize that you want to set another folder for downloads. Close that dialog] 3. Click menu (≡)->Options [about:preferences will open in a new tab. Decide that current downloads folder is actually OK, but leave preferences page open in case you want to change it] 4. Open many new tabs to cause overflow in TabsToolbar. Press Ctrl+T 10 more times 5. Open https://github.com/ 6. Click magnifier in the search bar, then click «Add "GitHub"» 7. Click "Change Search Options" to set Github as default search engine [about:preferences tab from step 3 will become active. Decide that you actually don't need GitHub as default search engine, so - make no changes] 8. Press Ctrl+W to close preferences window Result: Some irrelevant tab becomes active tab. Expectations: The tab which was active before about:preferences should become active. Note: This is actually a *regression* from firefox ~37 and shouldn't be marked as enhancement
Summary: "Options" button should open a new about:preferences page, not switch to existing one → "Options" button switches to about:preferences page in the middle of tabs list, so current tab may get lost
2 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: "Options" button switches to about:preferences page in the middle of tabs list, so current tab may get lost → "Options" button's switch-to-tab can switch to about:preferences page in the middle of tabs list, so current tab may get lost
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