"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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3 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: arni2033, Unassigned)

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Description

3 years ago
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
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
See Also: → bug 1208222
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
Has STR: --- → yes
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
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
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
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
See Also: → bug 1327610
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
See Also: → bug 1327666
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