Closed Bug 279125 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago

"Open in Tabs" feature has unfortunate behaviour if multiple tabs are already open

Categories

(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect, critical)

x86
Windows XP
defect
Not set
critical

Tracking

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 216346

People

(Reporter: david.barrett, Assigned: bugs)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

If one opens a certain amount of tabs up in ones browser, then clicks "Open in
tabs" in any bookmark folder, the new tabs will overwrite the old ones. This
would be fine (you can just hit back on the tabs to get back to the previous
page) if the tabs that were NOT used by these new pages did not close without
warning. This is the real kicker. Users can lose their open pages without
warning. If one has had an active browser session, it's a right pain in the ass
tracking down ones pages again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open some tabs up
2. Select "Open in tabs" in any bookmark folder
Actual Results:  
Current tabs overwritten with new pages. Tabs unused by these new pages are
closed without warning, so one could potentially lose data.

Expected Results:  
I would expect a warning that my action would overwrite current tabs, closing
those tabs that are not used by new pages (I am unsure of how this should be
worded). Perhaps it should provide an option to open the new tabset in a new
browser window?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 216346 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
This bug is CRITICAL! - users loose their data.
Bug exists very long time (from v0.9 as I remember), but nobody bothers about
that :(
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