Closed Bug 187573 Opened 17 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Pref(s) to set what new tabs and windows display

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, enhancement)

x86
All
enhancement
Not set

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 174184

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(Reporter: finkelem, Assigned: bugzilla)

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021207 Phoenix/0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021207 Phoenix/0.5

Currently Pheonix opens the new window to the set homepage. I am used to the
Internet Explorer way of things where Ctrl+N brings up another window with the
same url location as that of the one in which Ctrl+ was used.

Also this lack of feature applies to the Ctrl+t shortcut to open a new tab,
but in the case of new tab, the new tab is initialized to a blank page.

I would like to see a feature added to the Pheonix preferences, that allows you
to  choose how Pheonix reacts to the new window and new tab shortcuts, Ctrl+N
and Ctrl+T. 

If this is not possible perhaps a second shortcut that has this effect.
This may already exist, but I'm not sure, as I don't have a list of shortcuts
available to me.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Ctrl + N or Ctrl + T while a Phenoix window/tab is the active window.
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Phenoix opens a new window to my homepage, or Pheonix creates a new tab with a
blank page loaded.

Expected Results:  
This is a matter of preference, I'd prefer that the new tabs/windows be
initialed to the same url as the active window/tab when the shortcuts (Ctrl+N or
Ctrl+T) are invoked.
I see. To each his own I suppose.

I'm going to have to change the summary on this though.

From:
New window with Ctrl+N always opens to home page
to:
Pref to set URL to that of active tab when Ctrl+[N,T] is invoked

-->OS to All (enhancements, unless OS specific, should always be ALL)
-->Confirming for developer review
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Summary: New window with Ctrl+N always opens to home page → Pref to set URL to that of active tab when Ctrl+[N,T] is invoked
maybe there should be 3 options determining the behaviour:
1. Blank window/tab
2. New window/tab with home page
3. New window/tab with duplicate of current tab
Try installing the tabbed browsing extension;

http://texturizer.net/phoenix/extensions.html#tabbed

There is a preference there for new tabs at least.
*** Bug 172976 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ok, sorry for the bugspam again. Let's clean this up a bit. What seems to be
desired is a set of prefs to determine what new tabs and new windows should
display (comment #2, bug 172976).

-->Changing summary (again)
Summary: Pref to set URL to that of active tab when Ctrl+[N,T] is invoked → Pref(s) to set what new tabs and windows display
Phoenix developers won't be implementing this in Phoenix. 
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
*** Bug 194522 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
taking QA contact, sorry about the bugspam
QA Contact: asa → mconnor
VERIFYING obvious WONTFIX bugs.  Filter on firebirdWontFix to filter these bugs.
 I skipped a few that I'm unsure about from their summary and will manually go
through them.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
*** Bug 226211 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 240868 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 249355 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 252919 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've filled bug #252999 for a similar complaint. It was suggested that my
#252999 to be with this one. If you are going to merge both bugs, please make
sure that this one is going to be rechecked, or at least that it stands a chance
at being removed from the WONTFIX status.
*** Bug 252999 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 253256 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 255629 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 264778 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 266767 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 267114 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
With now 12 entries/votes for this one, _please_ re-instate for Firefox!
just because 12 people out of a user community in the millions want a feature
doesn't mean we're going to do it.  Advocacy comments don't help either.  There
were prefs that used to work for this that we've explicitly removed in the last
few months because we don't feel these prefs are generally necessary or useful.
 However, that being said, Ctrl-N cloning the current tab in a new window (a la
IE) is probably more useful than the home page, and is still an open bug IIRC. 
That wouldn't be a pref though, it would be a change in the behaviour.

This is solely for informational/clarification purposes.  Arguing about it in
the bug won't accomplish much.
*** Bug 275355 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 286634 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 254888 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 289443 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
fyi: the Clone Window extension from
http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/?extension=cw provides the requested functionality.

emery (or other empowered reader): can you link to this comment from the Status
Whiteboard?
Blocks: 164421
*** Bug 311680 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 318390 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 329378 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 335888 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs,
filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
*** Bug 360178 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Duplicate of this bug: 477229
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Duplicate of this bug: 491181
Duplicate of this bug: 634870
Duplicate of this bug: 686856
Duplicate of this bug: 614923
(In reply to Asa Dotzler [:asa] from comment #6)
> Phoenix developers won't be implementing this in Phoenix.

What kind of argument is this???
Duplicate of this bug: 577660
Status: VERIFIED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago7 years ago
Resolution: WONTFIX → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 174184
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