User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314 Typically I use the middle-click function to open up links in a new tab in the browser. When I close the newly opened tab, I would expect to be brought back to the tab I was last viewing and not the right-most one. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open up 2 or more empty tabs 2.In the left-most tab, type in http://www.mozilla.org 3.Middle-click on one of the items in the left-hand menu 4.Close the newly opened tab Actual Results: I am brought to the right-most remaining tab Expected Results: It should have brought me back to the tab I left (in this case, the left-most one). I could be nice, if there was some kind of "tab-history", which kept track of the order in which the tabs was being viewed. Then, when I closed a tab the browser would bring me back to the tab I was last viewing.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 144207 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Also see bug 115215, which is still open, that proposes a keyboard shortcut to get to the last used tab (without closing the current one however).
I don't understand why bug #144207 is a WONTFIX, given all the freeback on the subject. I find the behaviour I described natural in using the tabs feature, just bringing me to the right-most tab must be confusing to users.
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