TabCandy should not reorder tabs

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Firefox Graveyard
Panorama
P1
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
8 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: dietrich, Unassigned)

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(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
i keep finding my tabs in different order. i'm not sure what causes it - switching between groups, or restarting, or both, or something else?

but it's really problematic. nothing should change tab order outside of explicit user actions to do so.
We're actually not yet making any explicit effort to maintain the order when you restart the browser... that's probably what's going on here, and it certainly needs to be fixed.

Comment 2

8 years ago
Restarting isn't needed to see the problem.

STR.
1. Open some tabs.  
2. Put them in a group. The order of them is Order A.
3. Reorder your tabs with the tab bar. Order B
4. Open a new tab in some way using the browser chrome:  Middle click on a bookmark, use the new tab button, etc.  New tabs from content like from middle clicking on a link doesn't show the problem.

After step 4 your tabs will be be back in order A with the new tab at the right end of the tab bar.  

Reordering while looking at the tab groups with tab candy seems to be the only way to make permanent tab order changes.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

8 years ago
bumping priority. the loss of order causes enough mental strife to prevent daily dogfooding.
Priority: -- → P1
I think ideally we'd catch "tab order changed" events from the browser and save the new order then. Does anyone know if there is such a thing?
(Reporter)

Comment 5

8 years ago
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Code_snippets/Tabbed_browser#Notification_when_a_tab_is_added_or_removed
Thanks! 

Fixed in:

http://hg.mozilla.org/labs/tabcandy/rev/166c3c99d1fd
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 7

7 years ago
Mass moving all Tab Candy bugs from Mozilla Labs to Firefox::Tab Candy.  Filter the bugmail spam with "tabcandymassmove".
Component: TabCandy → TabCandy
Product: Mozilla Labs → Firefox
Target Milestone: -- → ---
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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