Closed Bug 658774 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago

Extra tab created when opening sites from bookmark folder.


(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: John.Kitz, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

When opening sites from a bookmark folder an extra tab is created (bug or feature?).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start FF.
2. Click "Bookmarks".
3. Go to folder with bookmarks (in my case two bookmarks in the folder).
4. Click "Open all in tabs".
5. Results in two sites in two tabs, the first occupies the "New tab", which opened at start up and the second occupies a new tab opened in the process of "Open all in tabs".
6. Go to other bookmark folder (in my case another one with two bookmarks).
7. Click "Open all in tabs".
8. Results in three sites in three tabs, the first bookmark of the two replaces the content of the left most tab that was already open, the second bookmark occupies a tab to the right of that, while the third tab seems to be the second tab of 5. moved one position to the right. I.e. the second bookmark is opened in a new tab created between the two tabs that were already open, or the content of the newly opened bookmarks is put in the first and second tab, leaving the third with "old" content.
9. Repeat 6. and 7. and the number of tabs open increases by one for every time these steps are executed.

Actual Results:  
See steps to reproduce.

Expected Results:  
I would expect the number of tabs after both 4. and 7. to be equal to the number of bookmarks in the respective folders.
Behavior reproduced:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110521 Firefox/6.0a1
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
This feels like "overwrite just the current tab, and open the rest of the bookmarks in new tabs".

That may be intentional.
No, that's a bug but already tracked by bug 440093.
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
FF behaves in a similar way when I start FF and click on a URL in another application, such as an email client or an RSS reader, in which case the URL is opened in a new tab, while the tab that FF started with remains empty.
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