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When I type in the address of a previous tab manually, it brings me back to the other tab.
I went to a website which I need to look more than one thing up on, so I pressed ctrl+t to open a new tab, and started typing in the address. It filled it in for me from my history, I clicked it (to be as specific as possible, I clicked on the website it suggested me with in the drop-down menu from my history, like it does when you start typing in an address/keyword), and it just brought me back to the previous tab instead of loading the website in the new one I opened. I looked through my settings--both Tab-Mix Plus settings and Firefox settings--to see what could be causing this, if it was something I could enable/disable, but I didn't see anything. This is a really annoying feature and I would like to disable it. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but it's a really irritating thing to me... I guess I'm slightly obsessive-compulsive that way.
I know there are ways of getting around it, but, as I said, I find it really irritating and I'm stubborn. If there's a way to disable it I would really like to know.
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I am not sure if the switch tab feature can be turned off. I did initially find it a minor irritation, but it does have the advantage if tabs scroll off screen that you are made aware of existing matching tabs, so I have come to see it as an improvement.
I have just tried with firefox4 to make sure and I am able to easily open multiple same tabs by for instance using Firefoxbutton -> history
There is along discussion thread in Mozilazine about this feature and how it interacts with auto-fill.
You can of course use the (windows) right click option from links on a webpage to open other related pages in a new tab. Also from the search bar or the location bar Alt + Enter will open that address in a new tab. And Control and drag with mouse on the tab will duplicate it.
You can disable the switch to tab feature by using the Switch to Tab no more add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-tab-no-more
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I knew about those ways, unfortunately I still find it irritating since I like to look up lots of information, so on sites like wikipedia and other wiki's, I sometimes like to open whatever-number-of-the-homepage I'll need to search for everything I want. Like I said... I understand there are other ways (perhaps easier) that achieve the same goal, but I'm a tad obsessive-compulsive about this I suppose. And I don't really like features like this sort of being forced on you with no way to shut them off... I guess it's sort of like assuming we can't keep track of our tabs ourselves. I just really think there should be a way to disable it for the people who don't wish to use it.
Not that I don't like Firefox 4 overall (I really do like it for the most part)... but this is just irritating to me :P
I guess I'll have to deal though.
Thank you @TonyE!
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