Closed Bug 578033 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Make New Windows new Groups instead


(Firefox Graveyard :: Panorama, enhancement)

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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: crimius, Assigned: aza)



User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:2.0b2pre) Gecko/20100712 Minefield/4.0b2pre ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E)
Build Identifier: Minefield/4.0b2pre, TabCandy 0.4.1

I propose any link that would open in a New Window instead open in a new TabCandy group.  Currently, a new window will contain it's own separate TabCandy items which can be puzzling when you first experience it ("Where did all my stuff go!?").

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
The easiest way to reproduce is right-click any link and open in New Window, then view TabCandy.
Actual Results:  
Nothing but the New Window you just opened is listed.
Assigning to Aza for design. 

I believe our plan to have TabCandy manage tabs across all windows is a better solution.
Assignee: nobody → aza
Blocks: 577322
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Quick question: under what circumstances does Firefox open a tab in a new window? It may still be useful to move some of those windows (particularly those coming from clicking a link) to a group.
the user can force a link to open in a new window via the context menu, though some links (like the 'feedback' button in TabCandy) have their target set to a new window.
My concern about opening a new group instead of a new window in such circumstances is that it would be a very bad introduction to TabCandy for people who weren't aware of it. Basically they click on a link and all of a sudden all of their other tabs are gone, and there's no other window to find them in; they have to know to enter TabCandy.
This makes me wonder if we should have "Open tab in new group" as a context-menu option.

re: Ian's tabcandy bomb. We could wait until after they've demonstrated Tabcandy use before inflicting it upon them. That said, it is probably the right thing to do for now to let open in window continue opening in a window.
Also see bug 579815: "Add "Open Link in New Tab Set" to context-menu on Links"
Mass moving all Tab Candy bugs from Mozilla Labs to Firefox::Tab Candy.  Filter the bugmail spam with "tabcandymassmove".
Product: Mozilla Labs → Firefox
Target Milestone: -- → ---
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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