User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2 Setting browser.tabs.loadOnNewTab settings in about:config doesn't do anything. UI for it should be in Tools->Options, like it is in the suite, also. http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. navigate to about:config 2. change the value to 1 (or -1 or 0 or 2) 3. Press CTRL+T (or right-click, "New Tab") 4. Tab opens "blank" Actual Results: New Tabs should display what was set. Expected Results: from: http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries browser.tabs.loadOnNewTab - Integer Set what should be displayed in a newly created tab -1: Browser Startup Page 0: Blank Page 1: Your Homepage 2: Last Visited
I searched bugzilla and the mozillazine forums, and could find others mentioning that this doesn't work, but can be fixed with TBE or TBP extensions, but couldn't find it listed in Bugzilla
ala bug 187573 your desire to have it work is a WONTFIX. However, looking through the source (firefox.js), testing a new profile, etc, it seems that browser.tabs.loadOnNewTab doesn't exist anymore. Yet it will still show up in about:config on a fresh profile. So there is a problem that a pref that doesn't exist anymore is still showing up. Excluding xpfe/, The only reference on the aviary branch I can find for 'loadOnNewTab' is here: http://lxr.mozilla.org/aviarybranch/source/toolkit/components/history/src/nsGlobalHistory.cpp#706
ok, so then the bug is really: "browser.tabs.loadOnNewTab shows up in about:config, when it doesn't do anything and should therefore be removed from about:config (since its not going to ever do anything)" I gather the reason that this is a WONTFIX is part of the "keeping Firefox minimal" goal. Its not a feature of Firefox, but similar functionality may be added (if the user wants) by installing an extension. If that is the rational, then that's fine with me. Though, of course I'd rather that this option stay, since it seems a pretty fundamental part of tabbed browsing. But, whatever's fine.
This option is works as it should in the Mozilla Suite... why it doesn't work in Firefox is extremely annoying and it should be fixed before 1.0 comes out. It's been broken for a while now. Fix it or the users will rise up against thee!
(In reply to comment #3) > but similar functionality may be added (if the user wants) by installing an > extension. what extension is that?
(In reply to comment #3) > ok, so then the bug is really: > "browser.tabs.loadOnNewTab shows up in about:config, when it doesn't do anything > and should therefore be removed from about:config (since its not going to ever > do anything)" So either the summary should be changed to reflect this or this bug should be resolved as WONTFIX (see bug 237230 comment 3, bug 187573).
see bug 269664 comment 1, bug 269852 and bug 269854. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 269664 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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