When I open a new tab either using ctrl + t or file new tab it always uses the previous website I was on.




Tabbed Browser
9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: James, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5

Everytime i go to load a new tab either using CTRL + T or new Tab in the file section it ALWAYS loads the website ive loaded the tab on. An then the new tab stays empty an uses the previous tab instead of the new I have created. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. CTRL + T
3. Say if im in the third tab along from my default when i open when i do a new tab it will change the 3rd tab not the tab ive just made.

Expected Results:  
Gone straight to the new tab instead of the one i openned it in.

All im using is, 

AVG and Google for Extensions
and the itunes an microsoft and shockwave plugins.


9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
I don't understand what you mean.

1) open Firefox
2) load google.com 
3) press ctrl+T
4) It should open a new tab and switch to the new empty TAB, and you gave 2 Tabs, the first one google.com and the second one should be an empty one.

What is not working as expected ?
Does Firefox open a new, empty Tab but it doesn't switch to it ?
You expect that the new Tab automatically opens google.com from the first Tab ?

Comment 2

9 years ago
Sorry my bad eplanation.

For example say i have 4 tabs open.

google.com / facebook.com / enemydown.co.uk / mmo-champion

when i create a new tab it does he following;

google.com / facebook.com / enemydown.co.uk / mmo-champion / new clear tab

as expected but say if i was on facebook.com when i opened the new tab when i type for example deviantart.com in the new tab i just openned it would change it on the facebook tab not the new tab i created for deviantart.

hope that explains more.
Please try it the Firefox safemode :

Comment 4

9 years ago
no it dosent make it work, it happens in both.

Comment 5

8 years ago
If you still have this problem, please use http://support.mozilla.com/ to get help.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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