Last Comment Bug 664101 - Replacing existing tabs when opening bookmark group/folder doesn't work
: Replacing existing tabs when opening bookmark group/folder doesn't work
Status: NEW
[2012 Fall Equinox]
: regression
Product: SeaMonkey
Classification: Client Software
Component: Bookmarks & History (show other bugs)
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Reported: 2011-06-14 03:27 PDT by lemon_juice
Modified: 2016-09-11 10:12 PDT (History)
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Description lemon_juice 2011-06-14 03:27:25 PDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20110608 Firefox/4.0.1 SeaMonkey/2.1

The tabbed browsing preferences have an item "When opening a bookmark group" that can be set to "Add tabs" or "Replace existing tabs". This preference worked in SM 2.0 but has no effect in SM 2.1 - it defaults to "Add tabs" always.

SM 2.1 doesn't have an exact equivalent of bookmark groups but it has folders which provide an option to "Open All in Tabs". This option should respect the preferences.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the tabbed browsing preference I mentioned to "Replace existing tabs"
2. Open a few tabs in the browser and load some pages in them
3. Navigate to a bookmark folder and select "Open All in Tabs"

Actual Results:  
The pages from the bookmark folder open in new tabs leaving the current tabs open as well.

Expected Results:  
The pages from the bookmark folder should open in the current tabs replacing the old pages. As a result, there should be as many tabs open as there are pages in the bookmark folder - no less no more. That's how bookmark groups worked in SM 2.0.
Comment 1 Philip Chee 2011-06-14 12:35:32 PDT
Confirming.
Comment 2 Mexx 2011-07-28 00:42:45 PDT
same problem here using:
Build-Identifikator: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.0; rv:5.0) Gecko/20110706 Firefox/5.0 SeaMonkey/2.2

-Markus
Comment 3 Bob McP 2011-07-28 08:06:48 PDT
Me 2!

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the tabbed browsing preference I mentioned to "Replace existing tabs"
2. Open a few tabs in the browser and load some pages in them
3. Navigate to a bookmark folder and select "Open All in Tabs"

If step 1 above worked, I would be a happy camper.
Comment 4 Simone 2011-08-01 22:02:22 PDT
I absolutely disagree with the new tab behaviour and removing "Group of Tabs" in 2.2. Seamonkey has become worthless for me.
Comment 5 Claus Reibenstein 2011-09-11 16:09:45 PDT
(In reply to Mexx from comment #2)

> same problem here using:
> [...] SeaMonkey/2.2

Problem still exists in SeaMonkey 2.3.3

Obviously, nobody wants to fix this :-(
Comment 6 Mexx 2011-09-12 02:03:22 PDT
(In reply to Claus Reibenstein from comment #5)

It doesn't depend on which OS you use.

A fix would be appreciated  :-)
Comment 7 Claus Reibenstein 2011-09-12 03:01:23 PDT
(In reply to Simone from comment #4)

> I absolutely disagree with the new tab behaviour and removing "Group of
> Tabs" in 2.2.

What do you mean with 'removing "Group of Tabs"'? What are you talking about?
Comment 8 Simone 2011-09-12 10:57:43 PDT
(In reply to Claus Reibenstein from comment #7)
> (In reply to Simone from comment #4)
> 
> > I absolutely disagree with the new tab behaviour and removing "Group of
> > Tabs" in 2.2.
> 
> What do you mean with 'removing "Group of Tabs"'? What are you talking about?

Have several tabs and go to save as "Group of Tabs", give it a name (e.g.) "Newspapers", and save it in Personal Toolbar.
Next day: One click on this folder "Newspapers" and all tabs open. Click through the newspaper's pages and sub-pages. Click on the "Newspapers" folder in Personal toolbar and all tabs will open from scratch.
It's only one click!

The new behaviour was taken over from Firefox. You can't reload any longer and you have to close each of the single tabs and reopen again, however the order will be changed. Or if you click on "Open all tabs", then you will get them to the right of the already existing tabs.

I used Seamonkey at work because of this old behaviour. It was necessary to have this "Replace tabs" and "Group of Tabs" for my job. 

Because Firefox is the poorest of all current available browsers and Seamonkey gave its big advantage compare to Firefox away, I switched to Opera.
Comment 9 bennaordures 2011-09-12 11:19:52 PDT
Waiting for a fix, but here a temporary  solution:

File / Close other tabs  + click on your group tab = ok

or:
right click on a tab / close other tab + click on your group tab = ok

Is it ok for you ?
Comment 10 Simone 2011-09-12 21:20:27 PDT
(In reply to bennaordures from comment #9)
> Waiting for a fix, but here a temporary  solution:
> 
> File / Close other tabs  + click on your group tab = ok
> 
> or:
> right click on a tab / close other tab + click on your group tab = ok
> 
> Is it ok for you ?

No. The right-click "Close all Tabs" thing is in between others. I don't have time and I can't waste my time  at work. 

Now, I use Opera's Speed dial: I have my 5 pages, customer calls, I click the page I need, after the call I close the tab and I'm ready for the next customer.
Comment 11 Mexx 2011-09-12 23:37:20 PDT
(In reply to bennaordures from comment #9)
> right click on a tab / close other tab + click on your group tab = ok
> 
> Is it ok for you ?

No, there should be the old behavior like in 2.0.x as described in the "settings".

e.g. I open a group of tabs ...... after I wanna open in the same window an other "group of tabs" than the existing tabs should be replaced in this window.

What the hell is so hard to understand in this matter. If you take a look at Firefox, and do the same ..... it works as business as usual.

Could it be that this problem will be fixed in SM 2.4.x ?
Comment 12 Simone 2011-09-13 09:27:24 PDT
(In reply to Mexx from comment #11)

> Firefox, and do the same ..... it works as business as usual.
> 

It only works in Firefox because of an addon. All this rubbish came from Firefox that removed the setting in about: config in version 3.
Comment 13 Arnie Goetchius 2011-09-16 05:08:47 PDT
Is this problem also related to "Duplication of Tabs" when clicking on Home page reported in bug 369440?
Comment 14 Greg Brush 2011-10-12 08:30:18 PDT
I have exactly the opposite experience in opening a bookmark group with SeaMonkey 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4: after selecting "Add Tabs" in the "When opening a bookmark group" section of the Tabbed Browsing preferences, the new tabs REPLACE the existing tab, they are not added to the existing tab. No amount of toggling this selection changes this behavior -- tabs are replaced whether "Add Tabs" or "Replace Tabs" is selected. This occurs whether running Win2K or Win XP (SP3). For this reason, I'm still using SM 2.0.14. I cannot use versions 2.2 or later (including the current 2.4.1) -- I need "Add Tabs" to work properly.
Comment 15 Phoenix 2012-09-23 08:25:22 PDT
Issue still present in current nightly
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/18.0 Firefox/18.0 SeaMonkey/2.15a1
Build identifier: 20120921003032
Comment 16 Arnie Goetchius 2016-09-11 10:12:46 PDT
It always defaults to "Add Tabs" even if "Replace Tabs" is checked. It started after Philip Chee made a change in Firefox and ported it to Seamonkey. If you aren't going to fix it, please, please delete the choice from the preferences tab.

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