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Why do my damned tabs keep pooping into new windows!?

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Who thought it was a good idea to make that control so sensitive that tabs pop out into new windows constantly by accident when you just try to click on them or re-order them? It has never happened before but now you accidentally drag a tab down 4 pixels on a 4k screen and the damned tab pops out into a new window! It's happened to me about 10 times since this last terrible update. SMH Stop wrecking this browser and leave it the hell alone. Seems every new update is more useless bloatware and less quality and user control.

And where the hell is my right click "refresh all"!?!? WTF?!

I don't want to have to select another option before that. Leave that there! Why do you constantly break functionality and change things for no reason that makes FF crappier and harder to use? Maybe think for second before you add some dumb new "feature" no one wants and take away one that people use!

Who thought it was a good idea to make that control so sensitive that tabs pop out into new windows constantly by accident when you just try to click on them or re-order them? It has never happened before but now you accidentally drag a tab down 4 pixels on a 4k screen and the damned tab pops out into a new window! It's happened to me about 10 times since this last terrible update. SMH Stop wrecking this browser and leave it the hell alone. Seems every new update is more useless bloatware and less quality and user control. And where the hell is my right click "refresh all"!?!? WTF?! I don't want to have to select another option before that. Leave that there! Why do you constantly break functionality and change things for no reason that makes FF crappier and harder to use? Maybe think for second before you add some dumb new "feature" no one wants and take away one that people use!

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WestEnd
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firefox doesn't give popup windows. That is coming from something else and sounds like malware infections.

firefox doesn't give popup windows. That is coming from something else and sounds like malware infections.
cor-el
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Current Firefox versions have a feature called tear-off tabs. You can detach a tab from the current window and open it in a new window by dragging a tab slightly down in the browser window. There is also a "Move Tab(s)" sub menu in the Tab bar context menu that works with multiple tabs selected. You can drag that tab back to the tab bar in the original window to undo this detaching if this happened by accident.

There used to be a Legacy extension available to disable this feature, but I don't think there is an extension to disable/undo this tear off action. The are extensions that can move a tab to other windows, but I don't know whether these are useful in this case.

Current Firefox versions have a feature called tear-off tabs. You can detach a tab from the current window and open it in a new window by dragging a tab slightly down in the browser window. There is also a "Move Tab(s)" sub menu in the Tab bar context menu that works with multiple tabs selected. You can drag that tab back to the tab bar in the original window to undo this detaching if this happened by accident. There used to be a Legacy extension available to disable this feature, but I don't think there is an extension to disable/undo this tear off action. The are extensions that can move a tab to other windows, but I don't know whether these are useful in this case.

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I know what these functions are. I made the assumption people reading this would also know that, especially if they tried to answer.. Too bad they don't.

The whole point is that they have messed up and made this function way too sensitive! They changed it.

Do I have to say it again?

They changed it.

The y changed it.

Maybe now someone gets it? Maybe I should use caps?


The function of pulling a tab down to make it pop out into it's own NEW window is different now and way too sensitive.

Also they changed the options so there is no way to right click on tab, "reload all tabs"! It is GONE. Poof.. they stupidly deleted that option.

Both of these changes are pointless and ridiculous and interfere with regular use of the browser.

I know what these functions are. I made the assumption people reading this would also know that, especially if they tried to answer.. Too bad they don't. The whole point is that they have messed up and made this function way too sensitive! They changed it. Do I have to say it again? They changed it. The y changed it. Maybe now someone gets it? Maybe I should use caps? The function of pulling a tab down to make it pop out into it's own NEW window is different now and way too sensitive. Also they changed the options so there is no way to right click on tab, "reload all tabs"! It is GONE. Poof.. they stupidly deleted that option. Both of these changes are pointless and ridiculous and interfere with regular use of the browser.
jscher2000
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Tear-off Tabs

I haven't noticed a big change in Firefox 64 with tab detaching, but if you need it, there is an add-on that can re-attach tabs you've moved a pixel too far: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-tab-detach/

Reload All Tabs

As you noted, Firefox changed from a "one tab or all tabs" system to a "one tab or selected tabs" system. Why not "one or selected or all"? I don't know; we have what we have.

If the extra click -- right-click > Select All Tabs before using right-click > Reload Tabs -- is too much trouble:

There are add-ons to restore Reload All Tabs to the menu. For example, it is a feature of my extension here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-previous-active-tab/

'''Tear-off Tabs''' I haven't noticed a big change in Firefox 64 with tab detaching, but if you need it, there is an add-on that can re-attach tabs you've moved a pixel too far: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-tab-detach/ '''Reload All Tabs''' As you noted, Firefox changed from a "one tab or all tabs" system to a "one tab or selected tabs" system. Why not "one or selected or all"? I don't know; we have what we have. If the extra click -- right-click > Select All Tabs before using right-click > Reload Tabs -- is too much trouble: There are add-ons to restore Reload All Tabs to the menu. For example, it is a feature of my extension here: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-previous-active-tab/ <img src="https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/user-media/previews/full/212/212368.png?modified=1545004889" width="500">

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Why did they take away "reload all tabs" in the first place? Makes no sense.

Why did they take away "reload all tabs" in the first place? Makes no sense.
jscher2000
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Hi BWX232, there are probably some discussions you can find about that in a search, but here's my understanding:

  • Old setup had no way to select a group of tabs. Options were "one or all".
  • New setup allows selection of tabs. Options are "one or selected".

Should they have kept all of them, "one or selected or all"? Perhaps if more people had demanded it during testing...

Hi BWX232, there are probably some discussions you can find about that in a search, but here's my understanding: * Old setup had no way to select a group of tabs. Options were "one or all". * New setup allows selection of tabs. Options are "one or selected". Should they have kept all of them, "one or selected or all"? Perhaps if more people had demanded it during testing...