Closed Bug 213977 Opened 17 years ago Closed 17 years ago
A newly opened tab should mirror the current webpage
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030725 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030725 Currently, when you click 'Open a new tab', the new tab opened is just a blank page, with no URL. Why not have the same behaviour as IE, which is that when you open a new tab, the webpage displayed in the currently selected tab is immediately displayed in the new tab too? You shouldn't need to load the webpage again, because it's in local cache. For people wanting the new tab to navigate to another page, this behaviour is no inconvenience to them; they'd have had to type in the URL they wanted to visit anyway. For people wanting to 'fork' their browsing of the current website, this is very very useful. I know you can right click 'open page in new tab', but this is slightly different and still useful. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to a webpage. 2. Click 'Open a new tab'. Actual Results: New tab is blank, no URL. Expected Results: New tab should have the same URL as currently selected tab, and the current webpage should be mirrored.
IE has that feature for new window and I hate it, but for tabs you can use Tabbrowser extensions http://texturizer.net/firebird/extensions.html#Tabbrowser%20Extensions it has a "Duplicate Tab" function
> IE has that feature for new window and I hate it Why? What possible inconvenience does it cause? And why shouldn't this be the default Mozilla behaviour. I think it should.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18808 *** *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18808 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I hate that IE feature because there's no way to disable it actually mozilla kind of does this already: goto Edit > Preferences > Navigator > Display on "New Tab" (select from dropdown menu) and click "Last page visited" radio button.
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