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How to return to previously viewed tab when I close a tab, without extensions.

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Others asked and were pointed to extensions. As long as extensions get access to my pages, I'm not willing to use any. So, is there an option in advanced settings, to return to previously viewed tab when I close a tab? Thanks, Cat

Others asked and were pointed to extensions. As long as extensions get access to my pages, I'm not willing to use any. So, is there an option in advanced settings, to return to previously viewed tab when I close a tab? Thanks, Cat

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There is the browser.tabs.selectOwnerOnClose pref in about:config that when set to true might work to return to that tab.

You can also open tabs next to the current tab via about:config.

  • browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent => true
  • browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent => true

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Thank you @cor-el The browser.tabs.selectOwnerOnClose option has specific use cases and it looks like I would have to disable other desirable option(s), so it's not a solution. The opening of tabs is not part of the problem. I don't know why such a configurable browser doesn't have an option for this or do it right. I almost never want to go "next" rather than previous and lots of people ask for this.

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Enable "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" in settings and use it to switch to the last viewed tab.

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I do this but it's an extra step which I'd rather avoid. There should be an option. There are so many; what's another one? Other browsers (Opera, I hear?) do it right.

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