I have the default for "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" checked in the options window and have been using it for a long time. However, when I restar…
I have the default for "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" checked in the options window and have been using it for a long time. However, when I restarted firefox recently, it's no longer working. Ctrl+tab just goes through every tab instead of switching back to the recent tab.
I checked my options and it's checked. I tried turning it off, restarting firefox, then turning it back on and restarting but that didn't help. Whether the option is on or off, I get the same behavior of ctrl+tab moving forward through all the tabs. I restarted with add-ons disabled and that didn't help. I have "support:config" open and I can see the value of "browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder" toggling between true and false when I check and uncheck the option.
I have to use ESR version (company policy enforced) so I'm on 68.1.0esr (64-bit), which appears to be the latest.
This problem seems to popup occasionally and then eventually goes away (I guess with a firefox update?).
I know I can use ctrl+1 through ctrl+8 to go directly to those tabs, and ctrl+9 to go to the last tab, and I use those keys pretty often, but I have more than 10 tabs open and if I happen to be on tab 20 then switch to tab 10 and want to go back to tab 20, there's no keyboard way to do that. That's why I really like this option. It works the same way as alt+tab when switching tasks on windows.