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.
(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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 262459 ***