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Old 10-26-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Firefox tabs being re-ordered


I upgraded Firefox and now running 3.6.11. Now the tabs are behaving different. Instead of each new tab being put on the end of the list, they are put in front. In programming terms, what was FIFO has now become LIFO. Is there any config option to change this or do I need to downgrade Firefox and lock it there?
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-...efox-3-6-beta/

personally, I prefer the new way, it makes more sense to me.
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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Thank you TexmeX! The back of my mind had been pondering this very situation, but consciously I wasn't quite aware that there was a problem (FF 3.6.11 right now). (Am I getting senile already?).

Thank you for the link. That fixed it for me.
 
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personally, I prefer the new way, it makes more sense to me.
Me too. It felt weird at first, in Opera, but now I find it more usable.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #5
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do I need to downgrade Firefox
Even if Tex hadn't provided the solution the answer to that question would be an emphatic No!. 3.6.11 fixes a security problem and any lower version might have that (or even others that were fixed in subsequent releases).
 
Old 10-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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Sorry, It's kind of off topic but have you noticed how in FF4 beta (/testing in Slackware) the right click menu items got rearranged to imitate Google-Chrome? The new arrangement is:
1.Open Link in a New Tab
2.Open Link in a New Window

Being a small detail, it's quite annoying as I automatically keep clicking on the second menu item which opens new instances of FF!
 
Old 10-26-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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personally, I prefer the new way, it makes more sense to me.
Personally, I prefer having a way to choose. It's not the fact that the default changed that bothers me ... it was that there was no option to change it back under the obvious preferences tab called "tabs". OK, so the about:config will fix it. But doesn't "about:config" contradict what is supposed to be obvious and easy preferences settings?
 
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I agree that they should have put a button in preferences, after all it is a brand new option and it has suddenly become the default.

What I really hated about newer firefox versions was tab tearing, they still don't have an official fix for it, I have to use a bugfix extension to stop tab tearing (which is madness).
 
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Tab Tearing - Didn't even know it allowed for that. It seems cool - you can even drag the tab back from the new window into the original tab location in the old window. (You have to drag the tab from the new window not the new window itself.)

What do you mean you have to stop tab tearing though? Is this something that has been happening without you dragging the tab out? Or you have been accidentally dragging the tab out of the window when you were just trying to move it within the window?
 
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Yes, I often re-arrange tabs, and accidentally activate tab tearing ... really annoying.
 
  


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