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22-Jun-2012, 05:14 AM #1
Chrome puzzlement
I've recently downloaded Chrome , having been using Firefox for some time.

There is one thing I just can't work out... when opening a new site or going to a different page in the same site, it almost always opens the new page on the same tab. However, occasionally it opens a new tab next to the one I am just leaving. The latter happens all the time when I move from one of my gmail accounts to another and also with another site I visit regularly.

I can't find any settings where you can customise it to do one or the other. At least FF behaves in a consistent way and has settings and add-ons to do what you prefer.

Is there a logic I can't see?
Is there a setting or an add-on for Chrome to change tab behavior? I can't find either.
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23-Jun-2012, 02:20 PM #2
I've given Chrome a brief test-drive and, apart from it's speed, had nothing which compelled me to use it instead of Firefox, not least because (as you've discovered) it's not as user-configurable, nor is it served by hundreds of add-ons and extensions so you can make it behave the way you want.

I can't comment on the tab behaviour or options in Chrome as I uninstalled it a year ago, but I can say you're better off using Firefox.
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23-Jun-2012, 08:03 PM #3
Thanks Pip. I must admit a love/hate relationship. As you say it is faster but short on options for setting it to do things the way you want. Speed-wise FF is a bit of a dog but otherwise very acceptable.
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