[RFE] Automatically switch to the new tab once it has finished loading

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: jonasj, Assigned: jag+mozilla)

Tracking

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: WONTFIX?)

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
Several times I have found myself opening a link in a new tab behind the current
tab with the intention of continuing to read at the current tab until the new
tab is fully loaded, and then immediately switch to that tab. It would be cool
if we had some way to tell Mozilla to automatically switch to the new tab once
it is finished loading. Ctrl+Alt+click, perhaps?
um... let's not involve Alt here.  That's often used as a windowmanager shortcut
key (and in fact ctrl-alt-click is a common windowmanager command to more or
lower or raise windows)
I suggest WONTFIX. Press ctrl-shift if you want to read the new page, and put up
with the few seconds of delay. :-)

Or, we could make the ctrl-shift behaviour be what is described here, and do
away with the current ctrl-shift behaviour.
Whiteboard: WONTFIX?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

17 years ago
WONTFIX. It would be unwise to change the ctrl+shift behavior to this since many
would assume it to be a bug ("why doesn't the new tab get focus until several
seconds after I clicked the link?"), and as bz says, there aren't too many key
combinations left to take from.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 4

17 years ago
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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