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opening links in background on android

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Hi,

So in the "old" Firefox on android there was a possibility to have links opened in the background. This was removed with the overhaul update and I have been missing it ever since.

Right now I'm using pocket to have the links opened in the background but pocket outright sucks, it never shows the whole proper article and reddit pages are not shown properly either, it even makes those pages unreadable and its not showing the comments.

So to this point I am about to ditch pocket again. But I want to know if Firefox will bring back the background opening or did it purposely removed it so people would use pocket more?

If Firefox is sadly not bringing it back, I do believe Firefox is no longer my go to option and sadly forced to look for a browser that still have the background option.

Please let me know if Firefox will bring this feature back in the near future or not.

Hi, So in the "old" Firefox on android there was a possibility to have links opened in the background. This was removed with the overhaul update and I have been missing it ever since. Right now I'm using pocket to have the links opened in the background but pocket outright sucks, it never shows the whole proper article and reddit pages are not shown properly either, it even makes those pages unreadable and its not showing the comments. So to this point I am about to ditch pocket again. But I want to know if Firefox will bring back the background opening or did it purposely removed it so people would use pocket more? If Firefox is sadly not bringing it back, I do believe Firefox is no longer my go to option and sadly forced to look for a browser that still have the background option. Please let me know if Firefox will bring this feature back in the near future or not.

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Hi

I believe this is currently being tested in the latest Night version of Firefox for Android.

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Thanks for the reply. This is goodnews. I hope it gets to stable soon then.

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Quick question. I downloaded the nighty but I still cannot see or use this option. Is it not in nightly yet and are people developing it right now or am I overlooking it ?

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Hi

My apologies, I mixed the feature your mentioned up with the inactive tabs feature that landed in the new Firefox for Android 94. The tab queue feature is still being looked into by our developers. You can follow progress on this and add comments at:

https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/470

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Thank you for the reply.

From what i can read in the github comments, there are a lot of people wanting this but its not even in nightly yet. I am however thinking that firefox purposly does not want to implement this so people move over to the annoying pocket extension.

I hope this is not the case and the tab queue will be implemented very soon. I think me and a lot of other users cannot stay with firefox without this workflow enhancing feature. I know a lot of brave users want this too and i am afraid that if brave implements this first a lot of people will move away from firefox over to brave.

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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers. If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

You can also file a bug report or feature request. See File a bug report or feature request for Mozilla products for details.