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Fix the new way Firefox 3.6.3 opens tabs

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by Stoner, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. Stoner

    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    http://www.zdnet.com.au/fixing-firefox-3-6-s-tab-blunder-339299200.htm



    Go into about:config


    This new behavior irked me so much I was ready to drop Firefox if I couldn't fix it.
    (y) to ZDNet.....
     
  2. stantley

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    Thanks Stoner.

    I thought I was the only one who found it annoying. :D
     
  3. Davec

    Davec Gone but never forgotten

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    Or use Tab Mix Plus to control many tab behaviors.
     
  4. LauraMJ

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    I've used that for years, and never even knew FF started having tabs act like IE's tabs. ;) My mother has IE and every time I work on her computer, that opening next to whatever tab instead of on the far right irks me. :p
     
  5. Stephen47

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    Tabs in general irk me
     
  6. Stoner

    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    Interesting.

    The feature that first attracted me to Firefox were the tabs that IE didn't have at that time.

    In researching something, I often have 10 tabs and sometimes even more open, so their order is important.
    If I return to a previously opened tab and go off on another line of thought, the order of the tabs isn't reflecting the change of the search with this new default.....it inserts a tab/tabs breaking the logical order the tabs should reflect.
     
  7. Stoner

    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    While the hack works for me....that extension looks interesting.
    I'll try it out.
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I've also been using TabMix for years, love it. :)
     
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    James, I've removed you link to the site you posted, it makes your post appear to be spam, which hopefully it isn't. We do not allow blatant advertising for sales on this site.
     
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