Agreed! If I'm dumb enough to take two different tabs to the same url by mistake, that's my problem. But when I am deliberately attempting to take a second tab to the same page and that "switch to tab" function prevents the not-very-awesome-at-that-moment-bar from doing so...?
Remedy: 1) Castrate whoever developed the "switch to tab" function.
2) Remove that useless and incredibly annoying function from this and all future versions of Firefox.
3) Repeat step 1 as necessary...
Thanks to modem, Gryllida, and oggologgo for having addressed the issue here!
Thank you for info. on another work-around for this situation. I've already installed the "switch to tab no more" add-on that Gyllida listed and believe that the simplest and best solution would still be to remove the "switch to tab" feature, period.
That feature is a useless "solution"-in-search-of-a-problem to begin with.
"Switch-to-tab" MIGHT make sense if offered as an add-on for any who actually want it, but NOT as the installed-by-default setup.
Thank you again though for making an additional option available!