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Each search/url input from mobile home page opens new tab, using phone back button doesn't close them?

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When I open Firefox on Android (version 80.x.x, latest version I can get from the Play Store), I'm greeted with the mobile home page/new tab page. I type in a search term or URL, and the results open in a new tab. When I try to go back using my phone's back button, I get taken back to the home/new tab page, but that search/website is still open in a tab.

Am I missing something? I switched from using chrome, where the phone back button would take me back to the new tab page, not generate a new tab for each search or website I type in and keep them all open until I close them manually.

I want to be able to specify when to keep a tab or open a new tab, not have a new one created for me repeatedly.

When I open Firefox on Android (version 80.x.x, latest version I can get from the Play Store), I'm greeted with the mobile home page/new tab page. I type in a search term or URL, and the results open in a new tab. When I try to go back using my phone's back button, I get taken back to the home/new tab page, but that search/website is still open in a tab. Am I missing something? I switched from using chrome, where the phone back button would take me back to the new tab page, not generate a new tab for each search or website I type in and keep them all open until I close them manually. I want to be able to specify when to keep a tab or open a new tab, not have a new one created for me repeatedly.

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Hi Sam

I do not know the final details, but I am aware that this is something that we are looking to improve in updates due very soon.