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Chrome puzzlement

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by bilnrobn, Jun 22, 2012.

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  1. bilnrobn

    bilnrobn Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. pip22

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    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.
     
  3. bilnrobn

    bilnrobn Thread Starter

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    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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