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Ctrl+Tab to cycle through tabs in recently used order is not being honored (68.1.0esr)

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I have the default for "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" checked in the options window and have been using it for a long time. However, when I restarted firefox recently, it's no longer working. Ctrl+tab just goes through every tab instead of switching back to the recent tab.

I checked my options and it's checked. I tried turning it off, restarting firefox, then turning it back on and restarting but that didn't help. Whether the option is on or off, I get the same behavior of ctrl+tab moving forward through all the tabs. I restarted with add-ons disabled and that didn't help. I have "support:config" open and I can see the value of "browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder" toggling between true and false when I check and uncheck the option.

I have to use ESR version (company policy enforced) so I'm on 68.1.0esr (64-bit), which appears to be the latest.

This problem seems to popup occasionally and then eventually goes away (I guess with a firefox update?).

I know I can use ctrl+1 through ctrl+8 to go directly to those tabs, and ctrl+9 to go to the last tab, and I use those keys pretty often, but I have more than 10 tabs open and if I happen to be on tab 20 then switch to tab 10 and want to go back to tab 20, there's no keyboard way to do that. That's why I really like this option. It works the same way as alt+tab when switching tasks on windows.

I have the default for "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" checked in the options window and have been using it for a long time. However, when I restarted firefox recently, it's no longer working. Ctrl+tab just goes through every tab instead of switching back to the recent tab. I checked my options and it's checked. I tried turning it off, restarting firefox, then turning it back on and restarting but that didn't help. Whether the option is on or off, I get the same behavior of ctrl+tab moving forward through all the tabs. I restarted with add-ons disabled and that didn't help. I have "support:config" open and I can see the value of "browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder" toggling between true and false when I check and uncheck the option. I have to use ESR version (company policy enforced) so I'm on 68.1.0esr (64-bit), which appears to be the latest. This problem seems to popup occasionally and then eventually goes away (I guess with a firefox update?). I know I can use ctrl+1 through ctrl+8 to go directly to those tabs, and ctrl+9 to go to the last tab, and I use those keys pretty often, but I have more than 10 tabs open and if I happen to be on tab 20 then switch to tab 10 and want to go back to tab 20, there's no keyboard way to do that. That's why I really like this option. It works the same way as alt+tab when switching tasks on windows.
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So 68.2.0esr just updated and when firefox restarted, it said it couldn't use my current profile and needed to create a new one. That obviously loses all my bookmarks and history but I said ok just to try it. The new profile *does* work with ctrl+tab. So then I closed FF, made a backup of the new profile, then copied my old profile subfolders to the new profile. FF comes up with the tabs I had open before and all my bookmarks restored, but ctrl+tab does not work. So that at least narrows down the problem to something saved in the profile. I'm just not what it is (yet).

So 68.2.0esr just updated and when firefox restarted, it said it couldn't use my current profile and needed to create a new one. That obviously loses all my bookmarks and history but I said ok just to try it. The new profile *does* work with ctrl+tab. So then I closed FF, made a backup of the new profile, then copied my old profile subfolders to the new profile. FF comes up with the tabs I had open before and all my bookmarks restored, but ctrl+tab does not work. So that at least narrows down the problem to something saved in the profile. I'm just not what it is (yet).
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I would recommend a clean install of Firefox. See if ctrl+f works with a fresh profile, and if it does, then plug in your backup profile. If you are unable to use ctrl+f with your backup profile, I would advise rebuilding your profile with sub-folders and all from scratch.

I would recommend a clean install of Firefox. See if ctrl+f works with a fresh profile, and if it does, then plug in your backup profile. If you are unable to use ctrl+f with your backup profile, I would advise rebuilding your profile with sub-folders and all from scratch.
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