Find more applicable description for "Switch to new Tabs opened from links"

UNCONFIRMED
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SeaMonkey
Preferences
P5
enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Rainer Bielefeld, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [easyconfirm][good first bug])

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Description

2 years ago
Steps how to reproduce with unofficial (from <http://seamonkey.callek.net/contrib/>) German SeaMonkey 2.44  Mozilla/5.0 (en-US Language pack) (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:47.0)  Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0 Build 20160608085536  (Default Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit:

Compare behavior of several actions opening new TAB with menu 'Edit → Preferences → Browser → Tabbed Browsing - Tab display - Switch to new Tabs opened from link' checked or unchecked "Switch to new Tabs  ..." → [ok]
1. Open Browser → This page, do following steps always with checked and
   one time with unchecked preference
2. Page top left area 'rightlick "Home" - Open link in new Tab
   » Linked page will open in new Tab
     [x] Pref: Focus on newly created tab
     [ ] Pref: Focus stays on old Tab
3. 'rightlick any bookmark - Open link in new Tab
   » Linked page will open in new Tab
     [x] Pref: Focus on newly created tab
     [ ] Pref: Focus stays on old Tab
4. 'rightlick any history item - Open link in new Tab
   » Linked page will open in new Tab
     [x] Pref: Focus on newly created tab
     [ ] Pref: Focus stays on old Tab

That all was as expected

5. 'Edit → Preferences → Browser → Internet Search - Search Results -
    "Open new Tab..." and "Open a Tab ..." checked → [ok]' 
6. In Sidebar Search type searchstring → [Search]
   » Search engine page will open in new Tab
     [x] Pref: Focus on newly created tab
     [ ] Pref: Focus stays on old Tab
7. Menu 'File → New → Browser Tab
   » Search engine page will open in new Tab
     [x] Pref: Focus on newly created tab
     [ ] Pref: Focus on newly created tab
     This is different to results before
8. Switch to MailNews → compose → <f9> (if necessary) to open sidebar
   → Do tests 1  ... 6
   » Results are the same 

So due to 6. preference is not limited to Tabs opened by links, but due to 7. the preference is not for any newly opened TAB.

a) My suggestion:
   old:  "Switch to new Tabs opened from links"
   new:  "Switch to newly opened Tabs"
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