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Exclude already-open pages (or maybe sites) from New Tab page




Tabbed Browser
6 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Wurblzap, Unassigned)


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6 years ago
The New Tab page is great for navigating to pages I access often or I accessed recently. This is watered down a little by the fact that these exact pages are usually already open in tabs of their own when I open a New Tab page. These have a long lifetime, and opening and closing tabs happens much more often with pages of prime-but-not-quite-top-level importance -- often just over the edge so that they're not on the New Tab page any more. Thus, it would be very useful if already-open pages (which I wouldn't want to select anyway) would be left out from the list of pages considered for the New Tab page. This would make room for pages with nearly as high a usage rank, but a much much higher probability of being useful to me.

[For bonus points, pages removed from the list because they're already open in a tab of their own could be displayed in a strip on the left-hand edge of New Tab page or something, allowing me to switch to the respective tabs.]

Comment 1

4 years ago
It would also be good to filter home pages from this list as they are opened automatically, often, and tend to dominate the top sites list.

Comment 2

4 years ago
Hypothetical fix seems similar to that for #710392.
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