User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Every time a link is opened as a new tab (whether it be from the context menu or middle-clicking with the mouse) opens the link in a new tab that is now on top of all the other tabs (or in front of them or has focus, whichever terming is correct). On pages such as news sites where many links are of interest, it is frustrating to have to go back to the main page after every link is opened in a new tab. Not only does it consume time, it is confusing, especially if you have so many tabs open that the only thing showing in the title for the tabs is the Favicon, and the Favicons are all the same because it's from the same site. Sorry if this is a duplicate, this is the first time I've submitted a bug report and I wasn't able to find this anywhere. The problem I'm experiencing may actually be an intended result, but it is frustrating and taints the usability of Mozilla. The "Phoenix" project seems to have taken this into consideration in their builds (and it may simply be the case that this issue has been addressed in the Moz 1.2 alpha and beta builds/trunk). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to a website with several links 2. Open each link a a new tab 3. Endure the hassle Actual Results: Every time a link is opened in a new tab, the focus shifts to that new tab and I have to sort through the other tabs, or "guess" which tab I was on before I opened the new one. Expected Results: The link should have opened in a new tab, with the focus remaining on the tab or page that the link was opened from. You then have the choice/option of opening more links from that page without having to sort through all your tabs and click back on that original tab.
It's already there : Preferences -> Navigator -> Tabbed Browsing -> Load links in background. Or do a ctrl-shift-click instead of a ctrl-click (or shift-middle-click ?) if you want it for a single page only. The shift key even worsk for the context menu.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Ah, so it is. I didn't understand the meaning of "Open Links in Background." To me (maybe others) it was reading "Load links in the background (from each page you visit) so that they're already downloaded for viewing when/if you choose to follow those links." Guess I'm not as smart as everyone gives me credit for :-p Should've tried it first. Hope no one else is as dense as me in this regard! =) Thanks!
Status: RESOLVED → CLOSED
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