Add Preference to Open New Tabs next to Current Tab

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 262459

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 262459
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: ronin.achilles, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060710 BonEcho/2.0b1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060710 BonEcho/2.0b1

As of now by default, all new tabs are opened at the end of the Tab Bar. This IMO has some usability issues. For example: Lets say I have 30 Tabs Open. My 2nd Tab is a Google Search Result Page. Now I open 5 links from this result page (as new tabs). These links open as Tab Nos. 31 to 35. I have to scroll all the way to 31 to access these tabs. Now if I have to open another 5 search results, I have to come back to Tab No. 2 and open the next 5 search results, and then again scroll to Tab No. 36-40 to access the new tabs.

This is just one scenario where things become increasingly inconvenient as the number of tabs increase. Various such scenarios can be created.

Solution: A Tab Preference should be provided where a user can select to open a new tab next to the currently focused tab.



Reproducible: Always
The Tab Control extension has this functionality, also an UI for chancing the tab width. It is an extension with only a few functions and AFAIK it works well with the recent tabbed browser changes.
I'm pretty sure that this bug is a duplicate.
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Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> The Tab Control extension has this functionality, also an UI for chancing the
> tab width. It is an extension with only a few functions and AFAIK it works well
> with the recent tabbed browser changes.
> I'm pretty sure that this bug is a duplicate.
> 

There are quite a few extensions which have this functionality including Tab Mix Plus which I use. But I guess this is a very basic usability issue and hence IMO this preference should be part of the default browser.

Comment 3

13 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 262459 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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